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September 11, 2014 Updates
September 10, 2014 Updates

Michael Beasley definitely won't be back with the Heat, agent Jared Karnes said Tuesday. The Heat never made an offer, preferring instead to sign journeyman Shawne Williams, whose career hasn't been nearly as productive as Beasley's. The Lakers twice have watched Beasley work out, and they remain a possibility for him. The Heat's decision not to retain Beasley --- in spite of his offensive gifts --- ultimately came down to the coaching staff's lack of complete trust in him. Defense and maturity issues were cited by one NBA official briefed on the Heat's decision, though Beasley behaved more maturely last season than in his earlier stint with the Heat. Miami Herald

September 9, 2014 Updates

Luol Deng: "I'm proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just "a little". For my entire life, my identity has been a source of pride and strength. Among my family and friends, in my country of South Sudan and across the broader continent of Africa, I can think of no greater privilege than to do what I love for a living while also representing my heritage on the highest stage. Unfortunately, the comment about my heritage was not made with the same respect and appreciation. Chicago Tribune

Dragic, the younger brother of Goran Dragic, had 16 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes against the United States national team on Tuesday. He has informed teams of the Oct. 5 buyout deadline in the language of his contract with Unicaja Malaga of the European League, a source told RealGM. RealGM

Miami Heat center Chris Bosh is considered one of the sharpest dressers in the league — but in the past he’s made some poor sartorial choices regarding ties. “I’ve had some bad ones. Stripes and squares and something that’s really big,” the natty NBA star told The Post at Carson Street Clothiers Monday night. Thankfully, fashion faux pas have long been in the rearview mirror for Bosh, who’s maintained an interest in threads and now has teamed up with accessories company Armstrong & Wilson to create his new line, Mr. Nice Tie, which was fêted on Monday night by Lakers guard (and Iggy Azalea’s beau) Nick Young, Tyson Chandler’s wife Kimberly and Rachel Johnson, the star stylist to A-list athletes. New York Post

September 8, 2014 Updates

Another key selling point for the Bulls is Allen's relationship with coach Tom Thibodeau. Allen won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008 while Thibodeau was an assistant on Doc Rivers' staff. Allen would give the Bulls another long-range shooter to go along with McDermott and veteran Mike Dunleavy. News of the Bulls' interest was earlier reported on the team's website. ESPN.com

The trigger of events that led to the toppling of Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson began with general manager Danny Ferry referring to free agent Luol Deng as still having "some African in him" on an organizational conference call, league sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo Sports. "He's still a young guy overall," Ferry said, league sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo. “He's a good guy overall. But he's not perfect. He's got some African in him. And I don't say that in a bad way." Yahoo! Sports

Hawks CEO Steve Koonin told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Ferry had received an undisclosed punishment, but would remain as GM. The disparaging racial reference to Deng triggered at least one team owner on the call to pursue an independent investigation into how the organization operated in regard to race. The search uncovered the 2012 email that Levenson sent to Ferry and two minority owners that ultimately led to Levenson's decision, under pressure, to sell his stake in the Hawks. Yahoo! Sports

Koonin told the Journal Constitution that the Hawks held a meeting in early June to discuss potential free-agent targets. According to Koonin, Ferry cited a background report that included an "offensive and racist" remark about a player. "Instead of editing it, he said the comment," Koonin said. Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne on Monday that the player involved was Miami Heat swingman Luol Deng, who held free-agent discussions with the Hawks in July before signing with the Heat in the wake of LeBron James' return to Cleveland. The specific nature of Ferry's comments regarding Deng were not immediately known, but Koonin told the newspaper that the comment troubled others in the meeting, saying: "This is wrong. This should not be said. It's not appropriate in any world but not a post-Sterling world." ESPN.com

 

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