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Sources: NBA to Experiment with Challenge System

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The NBA is planning to experiment with a coach’s challenge system on referees’ calls during Las Vegas Summer League, according to league sources.

Officials are still working on what mechanism coaches will use to trigger a challenge and what the parameters are, but they will not use a flag, sources said. Both the NFL and Major League Baseball have coach challenge systems.

The league has steadily increased the use of instant replay over the last decade, routinely adding the types of plays that can be reviewed and triggers that allow officials to go to the monitors.

No matter how the testing goes in Vegas, it is unlikely the NBA would adopt any new challenge rules for next season.

Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN

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Sources: Caris LeVert, Nets Agree to Extension

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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert has agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. LeVert turns 25 today.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Dwight Howard, Grizzlies Agree to Buyout, to Sign with Lakers

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Sources: Dwight Howard surrendered nearly $2.6M of his $5.6M guaranteed salary to Memphis in buyout. He can earn $2.6M on his vet minimum deal with Lakers — if he survives on roster past early January. Ideal outcome for Grizzlies, who never intended to bring Howard to camp.

Dwight Howard is finalizing contract buyout with Memphis and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as free agent, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Trevor Booker Working Out for Multiple Teams

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Free agent Trevor Booker recently worked out for the Denver Nuggets, according to sources. Booker also has upcoming workouts scheduled with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.

Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter

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