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Maurice Harkless has chosen not to play for Puerto Rico’s national basketball team this summer. The 21-year-old Orlando Magic swingman originally was set to train with Puerto Rico’s team and represent the commonwealth during the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain. But Harkless has decided to concentrate instead on preparing for the 2014-15 season, his third year in the NBA. “He wants to focus on the Magic and getting ready for his most important season to date,” Happy Walters, Harkless’ agent, told the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel

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Puerto Rico have already drawn up preliminary squad lists for the Centrobasket and FIBA Basketball World Cup but are not expected to make them public until next week. "I am one who would rather not comment until I have everything ironed out," said basketball federation president Carlos Beltran. "We are trying to get the commitment of Shabazz Napier and Maurice Harkless. FIBA.com

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The Orlando Magic on Saturday will exercise their 2014-15 team options on Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson and Nik Vucevic, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Under NBA rules regarding former first-round draft picks, a team has until Oct. 31 before a player’s second season to pick up its third-year option. A team also has until Oct. 31 before a player’s third season to exercise its fourth-year option. Orlando Sentinel

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The Magic have until Oct. 31 to exercise their third- or fourth-year options on several players’ rookie-scale contracts for the 2014-15 season. The Magic will exercise their third-year options on small forward Maurice Harkless and power forward Andrew Nicholson. Harkless will be paid about $1.89 million for the 2014-15 season, and Nicholson will be paid about $1.55 million for that season. Orlando Sentinel

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Magic rookie Maurice Harkless woke up at 4:45 Friday morning in a cold sweat. Did a nightmare about guarding Thunder superstar Kevin Durant on Friday night stir him from his slumber? Perhaps something more sinister was at work. The Magic stayed at the Skirvin Hilton, a 102-year-old hotel that, according to legend, is haunted by ghosts. Many, many years ago, the owner of the hotel, William Skirvin, supposedly had an affair with a maid that resulted in a pregnancy. The woman supposedly was locked in a top-floor room, grew despondent and eventually jumped out a window with the baby in her arms. Harkless heard that the hotel is said to be haunted. "I was aware of it, and I really don't like stuff like that," Harkless said, a smile crossing his face. "So I was a little paranoid." Harkless doesn't know what woke him up. Orlando Sentinel

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