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FIBA Announces Changes to World Cup Qualifying Rosters

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After winning gold medals in each of its past five major competitions with an array of NBA stars, USA Basketball will attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup using a rotating squad made up primarily of NBA Development League players. Changes to the qualifying structure for the next World Cup by the sport’s world governing body, FIBA, have forced ‎USA Basketball and countries worldwide to alter their approach for major tournament play, as FIBA moves away from tournaments held strictly in the summer.

U.S. rosters for the World Cup itself, as well as the Olympics, will continue to feature NBA stars. But the players entrusted to secure qualification for those events have to come from elsewhere because the NBA does not intend to release its players — of any nationality — for the in-season World Cup qualifying windows that begin later this year.

Source: Marc Stein of ESPN

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Kings, Nemanja Bjelica Agree to Deal

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Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell Yahoo. Third year will be non-guaranteed.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Lakers, Michael Beasley Agree to Deal

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Free agent Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.

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Sources: Yogi Ferrell Backs Out of Deal with Mavericks, Signs with Kings

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Sources: Guard Yogi Ferrell has changed course on Dallas Mavericks deal in order to reenter free agency. “We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options,” agent Cervando Tejeda said.


Yogi Ferrell and the Sacramento Kings have come to terms on a deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.


Yogi Ferrell’s new Kings contract will be for two years and $6.2M, league sources said.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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