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If it wasn’t for FIBA’s tanking allegations against his Boomers team at the World Cup in Spain, Ingles — Australia’s unofficial captain and star of its ill-fated campaign — would be in a perfect place. “There’s been interest from the NBA and Europe as well,” the 26-year-old, 203cm swingman said. Coming off a Euroleague championship with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Ingles is primed to make the NBA jump after passing last year on an opportunity with Memphis Grizzlies. “Having won a Euroleague now, I have Europe on a backburner and there is a very, very good chance of going to the US,” he said. The Courier-Mail

Reluctant to name the clubs pursuing him, Ingles said they were clubs which had kept an eye on him in the past. “I’m 99 per cent sure I’ll be there,” he said of the NBA. “I won’t be on a guaranteed contract and will be trying to make the team but that in itself is motivation for me to go in and work. “I’m excited. The situation I’m going to is a team which has followed me. “I’ve spoken with general managers and coaches in the last few days. “In Europe, a lot of the time, especially at the bigger clubs, you’re in a system that’s already built and in offences that are already set. “Being able to sort through some teams and see a situation where I can play is a fun experience.” The Courier-Mail

September 15, 2014 Updates

For the 10th consecutive season, each singly-affiliated NBA team will have one NBA D-League team to which it may assign its players. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the lone independent NBA D-League Team, will be affiliated with the remaining 13 NBA teams (Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards). To accommodate assignments to Fort Wayne, a flexible assignment system will be utilized when an independent NBA team assigns a player at a time when the Mad Ants already have either the maximum of four NBA players on assignment or two assigned players at the position of the NBA player who is being assigned. In either event, the NBA D-League will identify to the assigning NBA team any singly-affiliated NBA D-League team that is willing to accept the assigned player, and the independent NBA team assigning the player will choose a team from among those teams to assign the player. If no singly-affiliated NBA D-League team is willing to accept the assigned player, he will be assigned to one of the non-NBA-owned single affiliate teams pursuant to a lottery. NBA.com

September 13, 2014 Updates

The Clippers are also close to finalizing their coaching staff. Former New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson joined Rivers' coaching staff, which lost three assistant coaches this offseason, in July. He is expected to be joined by Sam Cassell, who was let out of his contract with the Washington Wizards last month, and Lawrence Frank, who is still under contract with the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN.com

Former Microsoft CEO and new NBA owner Steve Ballmer has filed a six-figure counterclaim plus damages against a longtime ex-Sonics assistant he says used his name to defraud investors. Ballmer also contends in the 33-page claim, filed Friday in King County Superior Court, that former friend and ex-NBA conditioning coach Steve “Hat Man” Gordon attempted to extort him into paying off his debts. The billionaire, who bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion in July, says Gordon threatened late last year through his attorney “to make false public statements about Ballmer unless Ballmer promised to pay Gordon money to keep him quiet.’’ Seattle Times

September 12, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are happy to welcome Hedo back to the Clippers,” Clippers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers said. “Hedo is a versatile, veteran presence who contributed to the championship culture we are building in Los Angeles.” NBA.com

September 11, 2014 Updates

With the Clippers now the team to beat in Los Angeles, the rivalry between the two NBA teams at the Staples Center has started to heat up. Bringing in new head coach Byron Scott has only added more fuel to the fire in this rivalry with the three-time NBA champion clearly motivated to face the team across the hall. Scott had this to say about the Lakers-Clippers rivalry in an interview with ATVN’s Connor McGlynn: “I have a chip on my shoulder because everyone keeps saying they’re number one in Los Angeles. It’s still a purple and gold town,” said Scott. “We’re looking to make sure in the next couple of years that this rivalry is truly what it should be, which is a rivalry of two great basketball teams here in LA.” Lakers Nation

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Free agent forward Charlie Villanueva is closing in on a decision between veteran-minumum offers from the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers, a league source told RealGM. Villanueva, a nine-year NBA pro, plans to choose a team sometime this week, a source said. He’s held workouts for teams since the start of free agency in July. RealGM

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