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Larry Bird Laments Losing Stephenson

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“I really feel bad about losing (Lance Stephenson) him,” (Larry) Bird said. “I hope it doesn’t interfere with our relationship. But I did what I could possibly do to keep him here. Even if he didn’t have any other offers, I was committed to giving him that $44 million because I believe in the kid. If you look at our roster, we have five or six guys in the last year of their deals, plus David (West) and Roy (Hibbert) can opt out, so don’t you think I wanted to keep Lance and Paul (George) locked into long-term deals?”

“It’s just disappointing,”  Bird said. “When I’d go to practices, when he was on, he was by far our best player. And he worked. If you work as hard as he does, you’re going to get better. I’m going to miss the kid, no question. And he’s growing up. That stuff he pulled in the playoffs, that was out of the blue. But I knew how good Lance was and the value he brought to our team.”

via Bob Kravitz of USA TODAY Sports

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Cavaliers Showing Serious Interest in Beverley

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The Cavaliers contacted Patrick Beverley tonight and are showing serious interest in the PG. Again, the Rockets can match any offer though.

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Source: Pelicans Sign Guard Dionte Christmas

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Free agent guard Dionte Christmas has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM.

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Leandro Barbosa Signs Deal with Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Leandro Barbosa to a contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

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