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Cut-down deadline nears
With 30 teams in the NBA, each with a typical maximum roster size of 15 players, the league has 450 jobs available each season. Roughly 410 players currently have fully guaranteed contracts, and the nearly 40 with nonguaranteed deals will have their fates sealed Friday. The NBA's official cut-down date is technically next Sunday, but teams need to let players go 48 hours before that, to allow for the two-day waiver period.
The Lakers will need to decide on the contracts of Metta World Peace ($1.5 million), Tarik Black...