Lowe's early NBA predictions: Who gets an extension?
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We’ll drop the final installment in our preseason series — my annual list of crazy predictions — next week before the season starts. But some noteworthy roster decisions will be decided before then, so let’s run through them.
While there don’t appear to be a lot of likely extension candidates ahead of the Monday deadline for 2015 first-round picks, these are the ones to watch:
Both are about 50-50, and could go to the wire. A pessimist would note that the deadline is fast approaching. The optimist’s counter: Good-faith talks at 50-50 territory with 72 hours to go often cross the goal line. You’ve come too far to go back, and all that.
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The midlevel exception often sets the parameters for players at this level. Any team — even those over the cap — can offer a midlevel deal in July. It starts at around $8.6 million. Agents often see