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Chris Bosh, HEAT, Moving Toward Contract Resolution

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The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh are moving close to resolution that will allow the team to shed Bosh’s salary from its salary cap without concern of that figure returning to its cap, parties familiar with the proceedings confirmed to the Sun Sentinel.

Bosh was sidelined this past season when he failed a preseason physical, after missing the second half of the previous two seasons due to blood clots. The Heat, NBA and National Basketball Players Association have been working toward a resolution that bridges the collective-bargaining agreement that expires June 30 and the one that goes into place on July 1.

Under the CBA in place until June 30, if Bosh returns to the league his salary-cap hit could be reinstated to the Heat’s ledger over the remaining term of his contract, which expires after the 2018-19 season. However, under the CBA that goes into place July 1, if a medical panel comes to an agreement that it is no longer considered safe for Bosh to continue his career, that would end the risk of Bosh’s cap charge or luxury-tax hit returning to the Heat’s book.

Source: Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel

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Sources: Rudy Gay to Decline Player Option with Spurs

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San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay is declining his 2018-19 player option to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources tell ESPN.

Gay is turning down a salary of $8.8 million in order to hit free agency.

The 31-year-old veteran signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Spurs last offseason, and the deal contained a player option on the second year.

Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN

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Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard

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It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.

The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.

Source: Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times

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Wizards to Workout Robert Williams

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With the NBA Draft only a few days away, the Wizards will work out center Robert Williams (Texas A&M) on Monday at Capital One Arena.

Source: Washington Wizards

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