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Gray Area in NBA’s Rule Book Regarding Waiver, Voids?

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The 76ers needed to create a roster spot to acquire Joel Anthony from Detroit and eventually waived JaKarr Sampson. Sampson, a favorite among the 76ers’ management and coaching staffs, was waived when an open roster spot was needed.

Sampson eventually cleared waivers and signed a new contract with the Denver Nuggets.

The Vertical talked to numerous agents and teams, and they all felt that this issue is something the league and the Players Association will need to look into going forward. There is certainly a gray area on how a player who is waived to create a roster spot is treated if a trade is voided.

Source: Bobby Marks of Yahoo Sports

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Sources: Pelicans Pick Up 2018-19 Option on Alvin Gentry

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The New Orleans Pelicans have informed coach Alvin Gentry that the franchise is picking up his $4 million option for the 2018-19 season, league sources told ESPN.

General manager Dell Demps told Gentry of the Pelicans’ decision prior to the opening-round sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources said.

The Pelicans’ assistant coaching staff, including associate head coach Darren Erman, Chris Finch and Fred Vinson, also had their contract options picked up, league sources said. Gentry signed an original four-year deal with a team option in 2015.

New Orleans will play the winner of the Golden State-San Antonio series in the Western Conference semifinals. The Warriors lead 3-1.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Suns Talking to Kidd, Del Negro about Head Coach Job

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The Suns will soon move on to the second phase of their coaching search.

Phoenix reportedly has talked to 10 candidates, the latest names revealed Monday when a league source told azcentral sports Phoenix had spoken to former Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd as well as former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro.

Other candidates who reportedly have had interviews, either in person or by phone, include interim coach Jay Triano, former Memphis coach David Fizdale, Utah assistant Igor Kokoskov, former Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, former Orlando and Indiana coach Frank Vogel, former Houston coach Kevin McHale, former Cleveland coach David Blatt and San Antonio assistant James Borrego.

Those interviews could begin late this week or early next week.

Source: Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic 

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Sources: Budenholzer Interested in Knicks Head Coach Job

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Mike Budenholzer is genuinely interested in the Knicks’ job, according to an NBA source who has spoken to the Hawks coach.

“New York’s his top choice,’’ the NBA source said. “If they offered him the job, he’d say yes. He wants to live in New York.’’

Moreover, Budenholzer appears so disillusioned with the current Hawks’ philosophy, it’s difficult to imagine him returning. Atlanta is adopting the blueprint set by the “Trust The Process’’ Sixers. Budenholzer was the top decision-maker on personnel until last summer, when Travis Schlenk was named general manager. Now the 48-year-old, the 2015 Coach of the Year, has no power regarding personnel.

The Hawks may look at finances, seeking a way out of the final two years and $13 million of Budenholzer’s contract.

Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post

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