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A tax incentives deal for the Atlanta Hawks will help the team build a practice facility in Brookhaven, but the agreement also calls for the Hawks to make payments back to the city’s economic development agency. That’s a problem for officials with DeKalb County’s government and public school system, who object to the $11 million tax incentive arrangement. Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Hawks will hold a free public scrimmage at Philips Arena on Oct. 1 as part of training camp for the 2016-17 season. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with Hawks coaches directing players through warmups and drills before the main event. Atlanta Journal Constitution
The last of the Miami Heat's free agents has agreed to terms, with Dorell Wright to sign a training-camp deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to the Orange County Register. Wright, why bypassed such a non-guaranteed deal last fall to instead start the 2015-16 season in China, joined the Heat for the final six games of the regular season in April and then was on the team's playoff roster, appearing in five postseason games for a total of 19 minutes. South Florida Sun Sentinel
Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today that the team has acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Tyler Ennis. “We’re excited to add a player with Michael’s skill set to our team,” said Hammond. “He’s someone that we’ve kept our eye on the last few seasons and we’re looking forward to watching him compete throughout training camp and the season.” InsideHoops
The Jazz have signed free agent center Henry Sims. We will assume this is a non-guaranteed deal that merely brings Sims to training camp. Sims (6-10, 248, Georgetown) has appeared in 135 NBA games over four seasons with New Orleans, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, owning career averages of 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 18.8 minutes per game. InsideHoops
The Pelicans have signed free agents Chris Copeland and Robert Sacre. We assume these are non-guaranteed contracts that merely bring Copeland and Sacre to Pelicans training camp. Copeland, 6-8, 235, appeared in 24 games with Milwaukee last season, posting averages of 2.1 points in 6.5 minutes per game. InsideHoops
Metta World Peace claims he and his family have been targeted by a deranged woman who's threatened violence, attacked his property and waited for his kids after school ... and now, he's obtained a restraining order against her. TMZ Sports has learned ... Peace went to the LAPD and told cops a "stranger," named Miesha Shakes, had been harassing him in a series of disturbing emails dating back to 2015. TMZ Sports
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