Content provided by Player News - Friday, July 25th, 2014
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|Bulls won't trade Nikola Mirotic?||07-25-2014|
|Nikola Mirotic F CHI|
The Bulls reportedly said they'd commit to keeping Nikola Mirotic in Chicago.
|They can't trade him for 23 more days due to how he just signed his contract back on July 18. It doesn't appear he has a no-trade clause, so they'd likely ship him out of down if the Wolves won't do a Kevin Love deal without him.|
|Darius Miller signs with the Pelicans||07-25-2014|
|Darius Miller F NO|
Pelicans sign G/F Darius Miller.
|The terms of the contract are not disclosed, but it's likely a short-term deal. Miller actually played some point guard for the Pelicans while they were devastated by injuries in March, which may have helped him get a contract. He'll likely start the season out of the rotation.|
|Carlos Delfino won't play at FIBA||07-25-2014|
|Carlos Delfino G MIL|
Carlos Delfino (foot) will not play at FIBA this summer.
|He was at Las Vegas Summer League and it appeared that he didn't have anything wrong with him while walking, but there's obviously a big difference from walking and playing ball. Delfino should be ready to start the season after missing all of 2013-14.|
|Dwight Buycks heads to Spain||07-25-2014|
|Dwight Buycks G TOR|
Dwight Buycks will play for Valencia in Spain next season.
Sportando on Twitter
|He was getting some interest from NBA teams, but it makes some sense for Buycks to go overseas. He's a high-usage rate guy, ranking first in the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League in 2013 and in the top five in 2014.|
|Francisco Garcia getting interest from HOU||07-25-2014|
|Francisco Garcia G HOU|
Francisco Garcia is getting interest from the Rockets.
|His agent said Garcia is looking to play for a championship-caliber team like Houston. The Jazz are also interested in Garcia, so Garcia probably won't be signing with them any time soon. He'll be a backup on the Rockets and would spend time on the wing.|
|Adreian Payne finalizing contract with ATL||07-25-2014|
|Adreian Payne F ATL|
Adreian Payne is finalizing his contract with the Hawks.
Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
|He played in every game at summer league, but was very inefficient. Payne played a lot like former Hawk Josh Smith, setting up from the basket from beyond 15 feet and relying on his jumper. He's a big guy at 6'10", 240 pounds, but he's said focusing on his jumper this offseason is a priority.|
|Chris Paul could sit out if Sterling remains||07-25-2014|
|Chris Paul G LAC|
Chris Paul said it's "unacceptable" if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the team when the season begins and he could sit out in an effort to boycott the Clippers.
|"That's something me and Doc are both talking about," Paul said. "Something has to happen, and something needs to happen soon -- sooner rather than later." Donald Sterling keeps dragging this drama out with multiple lawsuits, but the NBA seems like they'll take over the Clippers on Sept. 15.|