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Ian Thomsen
April 01, 2002
European prospect Nickoloz Tskitishvili will enter the draft if agent Marc Fleisher thinks he will go in the top 10. Fleisher hopes to negotiate a buyout for less than $1 million with Tskitishvili's club, Benetton Treviso. Otherwise the 6'11" 18-year-old will stay in Italy through next season, after which he can buy his way out for $350,000....
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April 01, 2002

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European prospect Nickoloz Tskitishvili will enter the draft if agent Marc Fleisher thinks he will go in the top 10. Fleisher hopes to negotiate a buyout for less than $1 million with Tskitishvili's club, Benetton Treviso. Otherwise the 6'11" 18-year-old will stay in Italy through next season, after which he can buy his way out for $350,000....

Thought you'd heard the last of David Falk? Think again. Not only does Falk, 51, deny rumors that he's retiring, but he also promises to stay active for at least six more years to help his oldest daughter, Daina, a freshman at Duke, establish herself as a sports agent....

Grant Hill is working out daily, including sessions in the pool to avoid stress on his left ankle, which underwent three operations in a 20-month span. The Magic is considering the Zydrunas Ilgauskas plan—limiting Hill's minutes, sitting him out of practices—in the hope of keeping him injury-free next season....

Look for other teams to copy the Pistons, who won't raise ticket prices for the playoffs after lowering some of them 45% during the season. "The economy is not growing," says commissioner David Stern, "and it is time for basketball and all sports to adjust accordingly."

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