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Sam Perkins stomps for NBA, finds common ground with USO troops

Tracy is a military contractor, currently stationed on one of the United States’ four Kuwait bases while her husband and daughter await her return?. Tracy’s transition from service in the Middle East to civilian life in South Carolina may prove just as daunting as her responsibilities overseas. Transition is something Sam Perkins, an 18-year NBA veteran, feels he can identify with. (Sports Illustrated)

Report: Mavericks, Harrison Barnes agree to four-year, $94 million deal

Free-agent forward Harrison Barnes has verbally agreed to a four-year, $94 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Barnes, who entered free agency as a restricted free agent, was reportedly renounced by the Warriors in order to make room for Kevin Durant. Golden State also traded center Andrew Bogut to the Mavericks. (Sports Illustrated)

Johnson, James, Tokoto NBA Summer League Update

Brice Johnson, a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Clippers, scored 23 points on 11-of-18 shooting and grabbed six rebounds Sunday in a loss to Oklahoma City. Joel James is with the Indiana Pacers in Orlando and hasn’t appeared in Indiana’s first two games. Second-year pro J.P. Tokoto, playing for the Knicks, had five points, five rebounds and five turnovers Saturday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Maybe Harrison Barnes does fit the Mavericks' criteria

With the news that they intend to extend a four-year, maximum contract offer sheet to Golden State small forward Harrison Barnes, the Mavericks are investing in the future. Barnes just turned 24 and is a solid player. His scoring average has risen each season. Granted, that's only four years, but the arrow is pointed upward. (Dallas Morning News)

Brice Johnson bounces back quickly in NBA Orlando Summer League

Brice Johnson picked up where he left off on Sunday by scoring a game-high 23 points in the Clippers’ 81-72 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 6-foot-10 forward make 11 of his 18 field goal attempts while pulling down six rebounds and blocking two shots in just under 30 minutes of action. J.P. Tokoto added seven points, five rebounds and three assists. (Wilmington Star News)

10 things you may not know about Harrison Barnes

After another tough free agency period for the Mavericks, they are now set to offer a max contract to restricted free agent Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors. With the departure of Chandler Parsons, the Mavs sure could use Barnes' skill-set at the small forward position. With that said, here's 10 things to know about the potential new Maverick. (Dallas Morning News)

Marcus Paige Among Point Guards Trying to Secure a Job

NBA Summer League games begin Saturday in Orlando, on Monday in Salt Lake City, and on July 8 in Las Vegas. And though there are about 90 roster spots for point guards in the NBA, a strong pedigree is no longer enough: Players such as Marcus Paige, a McDonalds All-American who led UNC to the national championship game, face an uphill climb to make a team. (Associated Press)

On anniversary of trade to Pistons, Reggie Bullock stays focused on seizing opportunity

Reggie Bullock heard the news just like everyone else. The Pistons traded Jodie Meeks. It affected him directly, but you wouldn’t know it by his response. All he did was go back to work. “I’m not even thinking about another guy,” Bullock said between practice sessions Thursday. “I’m just thinking about the opportunity I have right here in front of me.” (Detroit Pistons)

Sources: Mavs offer Harrison Barnes 4-year, $95M contract

The Dallas Mavericks intend to sign restricted free agent Harrison Barnes to a four-year max offer sheet on the first day they're able. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks have committed a four-year max contract to Barnes worth an estimated $95 million, which can be finalized July 7, when a league-wide moratorium is lifted on signings on trades. (ESPN.com)

Source: Hornets, Marvin Williams strike four-year, $54.5M deal

Free-agent forward Marvin Williams has agreed to a four-year, $54.5 million deal to stay with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told The Vertical. The deal includes a player option on the fourth year, a league source said. Williams had offers in the $15 million-a-year range to leave the Hornets, but his comfort with the franchise led him to stay for less money. (Yahoo! Sports)

Getting To Know: Brice Johnson

What are some things you like to do when you’re not playing basketball? Brice Johnson: “Anything a typical 22-year-old would like to do, other than going out. I don’t do the going out thing. I like to go to the beach, shopping. I don’t get to do much, because basketball takes up a great deal of my time. But other than that, watch movies, play video games, watch TV…” (Los Angeles Clippers)

Charlotte Hornets looking to sign Marvin Williams ASAP

The Charlotte Hornets signed Marvin Williams two years ago to provide a solid stretch four, and some even better perimeter defense. After an incredible season in a great playoff run, the Hornets saw the value Williams can bring when he's playing his best. Now that the Hornets have re-signed Nicolas Batum they will be looking to get a deal done with Williams ASAP. (At The Hive)

UNC setting high bar in non-conference basketball scheduling

Historically under Roy Williams, UNC has been one of the best when it comes to playing non-power teams in true road settings. Those games have bitten the Tar Heels in the butt before (last year at Northern Iowa), but that hasn’t stopped Williams and his staff from scheduling them. This season will be no different, as UNC has three true road games in December alone. (Today's U)

Camping With Danny Green

Danny Green grew up in Long Island, New York, about 50 miles away from Madison Square Garden. As a kid going to basketball camps though, the NBA felt a million miles away. Green remembers attending local summer camps that didn’t always have serious instruction or traveling long distances to attend top-flight camps. Now, Green hopes to change that for kids in Texas. (San Antonio Spurs)

Nets guard Wayne Ellington opts out, will become an unrestricted free agent

Wayne Ellington has opted out of the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, reports Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. The 28 year-old shooting guard will forgo the player option on his deal and test the market, declining another year at 1.5 million. (The Brooklyn Game)

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(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
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