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Klay Thompson Signs Contract Extension with Warriors

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Klay Thompson signed a multi-year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, the team announced Friday. reports its a four-year maximum contract expected to net Thompson somewhere around $70 million.

"We're excited to have one of the top young players in the NBA under contract for the next several years," Warriors General Manager Bob Myers said in a press release. "Our ownership group continues to demonstrate the commitment necessary to build a championship caliber team and we anticipate that Klay Thompson will play a major role in our future success and accomplishments, both on the floor and in the Bay Area community."

The Warriors reached the deal just in time. If they hadn't agreed to a contract by midnight Friday Thompson would have become a restricted free agent next summer.

The 24-year-old Thompson has just begun his fourth NBA season. For his career he averages 17.8 points, 2.6 three-pointers, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and one steal per game.

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ESPN: Hornets Agree to 4-Year Extension with Walker

Christopher Trottman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Guard Kemba Walker agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension with the Charlotte Hornets that will begin during the 2015-16 season, according to

The deal stops Walker from becoming a restricted free agent in July.

The 24-year-old Walker, who Charlotte selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft, averaged 17.7 points and a career high 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game last season.

The re-signing of Walker marks another big move for the Hornets, who signed guard Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $28 million deal this summer.

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Thunder Lose Guard Anthony Morrow for 4-6 Weeks

Ingrim Publishing/Thinkstock(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Anthony Morrow is expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering a left MCL sprain at practice Thursday.

Morrow was a candidate to begin the season as a starter at shooting guard due to Kevin Durant being injured. Now it looks like either Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb or Reggie Jackson will get the starting spot.

The 29-year-old Morrow joined the Thunder this summer, signing a three-year, $10 million contract.

Morrow has played six NBA seasons split between the Warriors, Nets, Hawks, Mavericks and Pelicans. During that time he's averaged 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and one assist per game.

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Kevin Ware Returns to the Basketball Court for Louisville

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the first time since breaking his leg in last season's Elite Eight contest versus Duke, guard Kevin Ware played in a game for Louisville.

Ware played 10 minutes, scoring six points and grabbing 4 rebounds in the Cardinals' 90-61 exhibition game victory over Pikeville Wednesday.

Last week, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino told that Ware would dress for the team's season opener Saturday versus College of Charleston, but Pitino wasn't certain Ware would play.

"I wanted to get him some minutes just to get him over the jitters in case I need to use him against Charleston," Pitino said after Wednesday's game.

Ware entered the game in the second half and promptly hit his first shot, a 3-pointer from the corner.

"It was great. I've never felt like that before," he told after the game. "I've been waiting for that moment."

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Teague Signs Offer Sheet with Bucks

Atlanta Hawks/NBA(NEW YORK) -- Guard Jeff Teague signed a four-year, $32 million offer sheet with the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday. 

Teague is a restricted free agent so the Atlanta Hawks (his current team) have three days to match the offer.

According to ESPN, Atlanta will not do a sign-and-trade for Monta Ellis or Brandon Jennings meaning the Hawks either match the Bucks offer or let Teague walk.

The Hawks drafted point guard Dennis Schroder in the first round of this year's NBA Draft. He could help the Hawks replace Teague, who started 78 games at point guard last season.

Teague has played his entire four season NBA career in Atlanta. Teague averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 assists and 1.5 steals a game last season.

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Shabazz Muhammad Declares for NBA Draft

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad announced Tuesday he is entering the 2013 NBA Draft.

During his one season in Westwood, the 6-foot-6 Muhammad averaged 17.9 points, 5.2 rebounds per game and was named first team All-Pac-12.

"I am so thankful for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at UCLA and will always be proud to be a Bruin," Muhammad said in a statement. "From a young age, I have dreamed of playing in the NBA, and I believe that this is the right time for me to move to the next level."

Muhammad dealt with injuries and illness throughout the season. It also came out in March that he was 20 years old, not 19.

ESPN NBA Draft analyst Chad Ford predicts Muhammad will be a mid-to-late lottery pick.

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Trey Burke is Going Pro

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) --Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke announced Sunday that he will enter the 2013 NBA Draft.

"After talking it over with my family and coaching staff and weighing all my options, I have decided to enter the NBA Draft,” Burke said at a news conference. “I feel that is the right decision for me and my future. It has been a dream of mine to play in the NBA, and I feel excited and well prepared to take that next step in my career.”

Burke was the consensus national Player of the Year and led Michigan to a berth in this seasons' National Championship game.

Burke averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game last season. draft analyst Chad Ford believes that Burke will probably be a lottery pick.

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Cavaliers Lose Waiters for at Least a Week

Cleveland Cavaliers/NBA(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters will miss at least one week with a sore left knee that could require surgery.

The knee has been giving Waiters trouble for the past couple games. He left Monday's game versus Indiana after the first quarter and didn't return.

Waiters had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed a small, loose cartilage fragment in his left knee. The Cavaliers said Waiters will be held out for at least a week to rest and receive treatment on the knee. After that time period, further decisions will be made, with one possibility being an arthroscopic procedure.

The 21-year-old Waiters is averaging 14.7 points and three assists per game this season.

Waiters joins teammates Kyrie Irving (left shoulder strain) and Anderson Varejeo (blood clot in lung) on the injury list.

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Ramon Sessions Out 2-4 Weeks with MCL Injury

Charlotte Bobcats/NBA(CHARLOTTE, N.C) --  Charlotte Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions will miss approximately 2-4 weeks with a second degree MCL sprain in his left knee, the team announced Thursday.

Sessions injured his knee during the Bobcats' loss to the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday.

Sessions has played in all 61 games this season averaging a career-high 14.4 points , 3.8 assists, and 2.8 rebounds a game.

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Gerald Henderson Likely Out 2-4 Weeks

Charlotte Bobcats/ NBA(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson is expected to miss at least 2-4 weeks with a sprained left foot.

Henderson injured the foot in the second half of the team's game Saturday versus the Dallas Mavericks.

Henderson thought the injury could have been worse and was happy when he learned it was just a sprain.

"It had potential to be worse where the injury was,’’ Henderson said to the Charlotte Observer. “It’s pretty painful to walk on. It could have been broken....It could have been a higher degree of tear of ligaments; I could have had surgery. Not anything like that. So I was happy to hear what he (doctor) said."

Henderson, who led the Bobcats in scoring last season, has averaged 12.5 points, three steals and 2.5 assists in two games this season.

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