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Devin Harris back with Mavs...Sources: Pelicans, Okafor agree on contract...NCAA adopts basketball reforms

August 8, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract. The Mavericks announced the deal with the 14-year veteran today. His contract is for the veteran minimum.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent center Jahlil Okafor (jah-LIHL’ OH’-kah-for) has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia made the 6-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. He appeared in only two games with Philadelphia last season before being traded to Brooklyn, where he played about 13 minutes per game as a reserve, averaging 6.4 points.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. Players would also be allowed to work with an agent while declaring for the NBA draft. Other reforms announced today include changes to the enforcement process for rules violations.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed offensive lineman Tyler Larsen to a two-year contract extension. Larsen is now under contract through the 2020 season. Larsen is viewed by coach Ron Rivera as the team’s long-term replacement for injured center Ryan Kalil, who has already said 2018 will be his final NFL season.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will honor former tight end Dwight Clark with a season-long celebration of his life that will include unveiling a statue of “The Catch.” All 49ers players will wear 87 helmet decals throughout the season, and Levi’s Stadium field bunting will pay tribute to Clark during all 49ers games. Clark died in June at age 61. He suffered from ALS.

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