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Jazz GM: Long Term Impact Affected Lottery Vote

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The Jazz voted against changes that would have been made to the current draft lottery structure. Overall, the league needed 23 votes for the reform to pass, but received just 17.

Utah’s no vote actually has a chance to hurt the Jazz in June — especially if they were to win 35 or 40 games and finish just out of the playoffs. That could potentially deprive the franchise of adding a transcendent player to an already-talented core.

But for Utah execs, the reasoning is simple: At the end of the day, they’re still running a small-market team. And being loyal to those interests outweighed everything else.

“We looked at the long run, and how this may affect us and teams like us,” Lindsey said. “We think that we have a chance to outperform expectations. But we voted no because we were looking at the next 30 years — not now or in the short term.”

via Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune

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Steve Ballmer: Clippers Moving to Inglewood ‘come hell or high water’

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“I love L.A. I also love my wife, by the way, but I love L.A. and I don’t want there to be any mistake about it. We want to be part of the fabric of this community,” said [Steve] Ballmer, who stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO early in 2014, shortly before he rescued the Clippers from the clutches of disgraced Donald Sterling and bought the franchise for $2 billion.

“We’re moving to Inglewood come hell or high water,” he said of a proposed arena near the site of the stadium being constructed for the Rams and Chargers. “We gotta have a house. So we’re working on a plan to get our own house. We want to get our own house. It turns out the way this works in L.A., which is much beloved to me, that if you start now you might be done in six years.” He then urged fans to contact their Assembly representative and state senator to urge approval of legislation that would accelerate the process. He probably inspired more than a few emails and phone calls.

Source: Helene Elliot of the Los Angeles Times

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Sources: Rockets, Bruno Caboclo Agree to Deal

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Free agent forward Bruno Caboclo, Houston have reach an agreement, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Sources: Rockets Waive R.J. Hunter

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Sources: The Houston Rockets have waived former Celtics first-round pick R.J. Hunter, who was on a two-way deal.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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