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July 14, 2014 Updates

Bayern Munich is in talks with Baskonia for Tibor Pleiss. The German big man will leave Baskonia according to Josean Querejeta but he is unlikely to join the NBA this summer (Thunder own his rights). Sportando

The team reports to Las Vegas on July 27 under Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and is scheduled to play a showcase game Aug. 1 at the Thomas and Mack Center. From there, the players venture to Chicago for more training, Aug. 14-16, with a game at the United Center against Brazil at 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Drummond and crew then head to New York where they are scheduled to play games at Madison Square Garden against the Dominican Republic on Aug. 20 and Puerto Rico on Aug. 22. Then, Aug. 24-26, the hectic schedule shifts to Gran Canaria, Spain, with a game against Slovenia. Detroit Free Press

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Though the Spurs will have two roster spaces available once Boris Diaw and Patty Mills are re-signed, there’s been no reported talks of the team being interested in Lorbek. The chances of Lorbek coming to play in the NBA seem very slim, since he hasn’t had any NBA experience and would be a 30-year old rookie. ProjectSpurs.com

July 10, 2014 Updates

Although the Bulls have also expressed varying degrees of interest to other free agents, from Houston small forward Chandler Parsons, who Wednesday night agreed to a reported three-year, $45-million offer sheet with Dallas, to Washington’s Trevor Ariza, a more likely new addition is 2011 first-round draft pick Nikola Mirotic. According to a league source, a deal with the 23-year-old Spanish forward is “almost done” and because Mirotic’s $3-million buyout to Spain’s Real Madrid (of which the Bulls can contribute $600,000) can be paid over time, his annual salary might not significantly affect the franchise’s salary cap. CSN Chicago

Josh Lewenberg: Raptors are finalizing a buyout with Nogueira's team in Spain, Ujiri expects to have him on the roster this coming season Twitter @JLew1050

Laboral Kutxa president Josean Querejeta said on Radio Vitoria that Tibor Pleiss will go to the NBA next season. “Pleiss will go to the NBA, in Oklahoma or in another team” said Querejeta. Sportando

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One source said Friday that Mirotic is hoping for assurances from the Bulls that he won't be traded before completing his roughly $3.4 million buyout from Real Madrid. But given how highly the Bulls have spoken of him since they sent two draft picks and cash to the Timberwolves for his draft rights in 2011, that seems a formality. Chicago Tribune

Per league rules, the Bulls can contribute up to $600,000 of Mirotic's buyout without that amount going on their books. Exceeding that would be considered a signing bonus and would take away valuable salary-cap space. That's space the Bulls most want to use to sign Anthony. Chicago Tribune

July 4, 2014 Updates

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