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Around The Rim
Jackie MacMullan
May 24, 1999
Count golden state among the teams that will make a run at free agent Mitch Richmond. Washington has said that it wants to resign its shooting guard, but sources say there have been no contract talks since the season ended....
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May 24, 1999

Around The Rim

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Count golden state among the teams that will make a run at free agent Mitch Richmond. Washington has said that it wants to resign its shooting guard, but sources say there have been no contract talks since the season ended....

Retiring Detroit veteran Joe Dumars's final gift to the game was the advice he gave Philly guard Allen Iverson during the season. Dumars says he reminded Iverson to keep doing the right things. "He was very receptive," Dumars says. "Allen is what I call an 'environment guy' Put him with the right people, and he'll be fine."...

Sources say Vancouver will be open to offers for its first-round draft pick, in hopes of acquiring some veterans to add to its young nucleus of Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mike Bibby and Bryant (Big Country) Reeves....

Word out of Miami is that forward Jamal Mashburn may be on the trading block. You can be sure that Heat coach Pat Riley hasn't lost the number of Boston coach Rick Pitino, who coached Mashburn at Kentucky and has tried to acquire him before....

Scouts predict that at the predraft camp in Chicago in June, Duke's Elton Brand will measure closer to 6'6" than to the 6'8" that the Blue Devils listed in their media guide....

UCLA's Baron Davis's downside, according to league general managers, is that he's too much of a one-on-one player. But as one Western Conference executive noted, "The tiling we love about him is he's got some of that Gary Payton nastiness that you just can't teach."

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