Negotiations went down to the wire on Friday before the Marlins were able to reach one-year contract agreements with Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek. The deals mean the club came to terms with all three of its arbitration-eligible players, avoiding hearings in February. The Marlins haven't confirmed the deals. All three were arbitration-eligible for the first time, and they will receive significant raises in 2014. Per team policy, the Marlins don't release financial terms. But according to sources, Stanton will earn $6.5 million, Cishek will receive $3.8 million and Mike Dunn will make $1.4 million. In 2013, Stanton made $537,000, while Cishek received $505,000 and Dunn earned $492,500.
Will Barton came off the bench to score 12 points (5-10 FGA, 1-2 FTA), while going 1-for-3 from three-point range with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals over 29 minutes in the Nuggets 91-80 loss to the Spurs on Friday.
Danilo Gallinari registered a double-double on Friday, scoring 16 points (5-15 FGA, 4-4 FTA), while going 2-for-4 from three-point range with 10 rebounds and two assists over 35 minutes in the Nuggets 91-80 loss to the Spurs.
Tony Parker scored 13 points (6-7 FGA, 0-2 FTA), while going 1-for-1 from three-point range with one rebound, five assists and one block over 25 minutes in the Spurs 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday.
Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points (11-18 FGA, 1-1 FTA), while going 2-for-4 from three-point range with seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and five blocks over 32 minutes in the Spurs 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday.
Reggie Jackson scored 15 points (4-16 FGA, 5-6 FTA), while going 2-for-6 from three-point range with five rebounds, four assists and two steals over 27 minutes in the Pistons 103-87 loss to the Thunder on Friday.
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