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January 17, 2015 Updates

"Welcome to the NBA," Spoelstra said. "Once you get to this month, it's rumors and stories out there are wild and 99 percent of them don't come true. You control what you can control. That's part of building mental toughness. We talk about it all the time. Does it affect your paycheck? Does it affect you doing your job? No." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 16, 2015 Updates

The Houston Rockets were also probing the Nets on Lopez too, league sources said. The Miami Heat have also remained connected to discussions on Lopez, sources said. The Thunder and Nets were discussing a larger package for the one-time All-Star center that included guard Jeremy Lamb and center Kendrick Perkins from the Thunder, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

It requires a high level of harshness to call someone that in public, though that very well might have been what people around the league were saying about Whiteside at the time. Elhassan has insight into that dynamic as the former assistant director of basketball operations for Phoenix. “If you’re a jackass, rubbing away that reputation is very hard,” Elhassan said. “It’s very easy to ruin your reputation and very hard to rebuild it. Hassan Whiteside, for lack of a better word, was a jackass when he came out of college. He was delusional and would say things that were not commensurate with how great he was as a player. Palm Beach Post

January 15, 2015 Updates

Chris Mannix: Miami expressed interest in Brook Lopez, but that interest was minimal, a league source said. Per @WojYahooNBA, Nets ramping up trade talks. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

A report surfaced yesterday indicating the Nets are still talking to teams about Brook Lopez and the Heat has shown strong interest. Lionel Hollins doesn't believe he needs to address it with his players. "I don't really get into the trade talks or even talk to them about that," the Nets coach said. "I just say that no matter where you are, you have to give all you have until you are not there anymore because that's the business that we are in. When there's rumors about a coach getting fired, he can't quit coaching until he's not the coach anymore, and it's the same way when there's rumors about trades. "You can't quit playing because rumors don't always come true." Newsday

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Many players from the current squad in the list – including the two guys at the top.


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