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Free Agent Jonathan Homes Done for Season

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Free-agent forward Jonathan Holmes underwent shoulder surgery Friday for a torn labrum, according to his agent, Zach Kurtin.

Holmes, who went through training camp with the Lakers, was injured during an exhibition game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 19.

The Lakers signed the undrafted Texas senior to a $525,093 rookie minimum contract, but only $100,000 of his salary was guaranteed.

Holmes is projected to be out for the next five months, fully healed by the time NBA summer leagues open in July.

Source: Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times 

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Sources: NBA’s Board of Governors Pass Stricter Tampering Rules

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The NBA Board of Governors passed a stricter package of measures to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Thabo Sefolosha, Rockets Agree to Deal

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The Rockets are signing Thabo Sefolosha, league sources say

Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

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Sources: NBA Owners to Vote on New Tampering Rules

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The NBA power brokers descending on New York this week for the league’s board of governors meeting have reacted to the league’s beefed-up anti-tampering proposal with a mix of skepticism about its potential deterrent effect and concerns of privacy.

In conversations with numerous league officials, team owners, general managers and agents, some uncertainty was expressed about the means the NBA might use to investigate alleged rules violations. Atop those concerns for team officials is what league sources insist was commissioner Adam Silver’s toughest decision in bringing new rules to a vote: an annual, random auditing of five teams’ communications with rival front offices and player agents.

In reaction to the blatant disregard of free-agent tampering rules and an angry owners meeting in July, NBA owners are faced with a vote on Friday that could reshape — even if only in mechanics — how the business of player procurement is conducted.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN

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