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76ers Hope to Re-Sign Sampson After Clears Waivers

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JaKarr Sampson said he has no ill will toward the 76ers. Some might argue that he has every right to do so, though. The guard flew here with the team from Philadelphia on Thursday morning. He participated in the afternoon practice at the Smoothie King Center. Then after returning to the team hotel, he was waived in the evening to make room on the 15-man roster for Joel Anthony.

The Sixers acquired Anthony, a former Detroit Pistons center, in Thursday’s three-team trade with the Pistons and Houston Rockets. Anthony is expected to be released. The Sixers hope to be able to resign Sampson, assuming he clears waivers by 5 p.m. Sunday.

“I don’t have anything negative to say about Philly,” Sampson said Friday. “I feel like a lot of people in my situation might have something negative to say about Philly, like a ‘why-me’ type of thing. But I don’t have anything negative to say about the organization. I love those guys.”

Source: Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer 

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Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension

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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener

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LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.

James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.

Source: USA Today Sports

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Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension

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Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.

Source: Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune

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