Wednesday September 21st, 2016

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The new NBA season gets started on Saturday, when training camps open for teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games. Teams are also getting a head start on signing players to contract extensions ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• The Miami Heat plan to welcome forward Chris Bosh to training camp, but are not comfortable with clearing him to play long-term due to blood clots, reports ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

• Bosh is "in the midst" of his physicals with the Heat, reports Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The team will analyze the results of the physical before the team makes a decision on his playing future.

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• The Indiana Pacers plan to sign forward Paul George to a max contract extension, reports Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star.

• Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president Tom Thibodeau said the team has had "no meaningful negotiations" on contract extensions with forwards Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng, reports Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

• The Sacramento Kings know that trading forward Rudy Gay is "in the best interests of both parties," reports Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.

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• The Golden State Warriors are projected to win 10 more games than the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers by Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

• Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is mulling an offer to become head coach of East Hampton High School in Long Island, reports ESPN's C.L. Brown.

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