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Anthony Davis 'Loves' Situation With Pelicans

Anthony Davis believes that the New Orleans Pelicans are on the "right path" and is confident they will make the postseason this year. "We know what we got in this locker room," Davis said. "We know what direction we want to go in and our identity to be." The Pelicans are 7-6 this season. Davis is pleased with his current situation with the Pelicans. Davis will make $7 million in...
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Clifford Believes Stephenson Isn't A Star Yet, Must Work To Become One

Steve Clifford believes Lance Stepenson's slow start and adjustment in his first season with the Charlotte Hornets are partly due to his struggles to live up to external expectations. "To be fair, one of the things that's made it more difficult for him is that he came here and people proclaimed him as the next superstar," Clifford said Wednesday. "He's...
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Thunder To Release Sebastian Telfair, Keep Ish Smith

The Oklahoma City Thunder will release Sebastian Telfair with their hardship exception expiring. The Thunder need to get down to the 15-player maximum roster size. Oklahoma City will instead keep Ish Smith.
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Mark Cuban Proposes Conference Realignment

Mark Cuban has come up with a proposal for conference realignment in which eight teams would change conferences. In Cuban's plan, the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans would move to the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks would move to the West. "It's not like it'd be the first time...
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Jordan Hamilton Signs With Iowa In D-League

The Iowa Energy acquired Jordan Hamilton on Wednesday, the team announced. Hamilton was a first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and has played for the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz.
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Knicks Concerned Carmelo Anthony's Back Issue Could Be Season-Long

Carmelo Anthony is expected to miss the rest of the New York Knicks' road trip with a back injury. The Knicks are concerned that Anthony's injury could become a season-long issue related to the disk. Anthony injured his back landing awkwardly after a jump shot in Monday's game. “Most injuries aren’t necessarily acute or traumatic,’’ Derek Fisher said. “Maybe...
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Pistons Assign Tony Mitchell To D-League

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has assigned forward Tony Mitchell to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. Mitchell, drafted 37th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, appeared in 21 games for the Pistons last season averaging 1.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
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David West Hopes To Make Season Debut Friday

David West hopes to return from a sprained ankle on Friday against the Orlando Magic. "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after participating in practice Tuesday in San Antonio. "I'll see what he says. (But) I feel good. This last week has been good. No setbacks. The ankle is healthy which is important." Vogel said he is hopeful West can return Friday. West sprained...
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Derrick Rose Removed From Game With Hamstring Tightness

Derrick Rose was removed at halftime of the Chicago Bulls' game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday because of left hamstring tightness. "Just trying to be smart, back-to-back (games), fatigue, and didn't want to take any steps back," said Rose, who scored two points. "So, take these couple of days off, head to Boston." Rose has missed four games with the hamstring injury this season.
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Earl Clark, Lakers Discuss Possible Reunion

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a level of dialogue with forward Earl Clark on a potential reunion, league sources told RealGM.Over the past several weeks, the Lakers have looked into available wing talent that features Quincy Miller. The Lakers came out of last week’s free agency workouts without delivering a deal, and while no deal has been reached yet with Clark, they are expected...
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Lakers Awarded $4.85M Disabled Player Exception

The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash, according to sources. Nash is out for the rest of the season due to back issues.
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Grizzlies Re-Assign Jordan Adams To D-League

The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned rookie guard Jordan Adams to the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ exclusive D-League affiliate. During his first assignment in Iowa, Adams (6-5, 209) totaled 20 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls, which was played in Memphis at FedExForum. He was recalled from Iowa...
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Damien Wilkins Named D-League Player Of The Week

Damien Wilkins of the Iowa Energy was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Friday, Nov.14, through Sunday, Nov. 23. A 6-6, 225-pound guard/forward out of Georgia, Wilkins averaged 28.3 points (fourth in the league) on .561 shooting (32-for-57), 10.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists to lead Iowa to a 3-0 start to the season. On Nov. 14, he recorded a double...
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Randy Foye Out Three Weeks With Torn Quad

Randy Foye said he will miss three weeks with a tear in his right quad. An MRI on Monday revealed the injury. Foye will not undergo surgery and will rest and receive treatment.
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Aaron Gray Remaining Active With Pistons Despite Being Waived

Aaron Gray remains at the Detroit Pistons' practice facility helping put big men through drills while being sidelined after a cardiac episode over the summer. "I had my first kind of 'shock' here," Gray said, referring to the Pistons' practice facility, "then it was kind of a rollercoaster over the next two days." Gray does extensive cardio exercises and undergoes regular testing...
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Thibodeau: Derrick Rose Still Not Real Comfortable With Ball Yet

Derrick Rose had 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes in the Chicago Bulls' 97-95 win at the Utah Jazz. Tom Thibodeau was asked after the game if Rose looked fatigued in the second half. "Oh I don't know. Jesus. He's got to get out there and play," Thibodeau said. "I thought he did a lot of good things. You could see he's not real...
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Heat Sign Hassan Whiteside, Waive Shannon Brown

The Miami Heat signed Hassan Whiteside and waived Shannon Brown on Monday, the team announced. Whiteside has appeared in three games for the Iowa Energy in the NBA Development League this season averaging 22.0 points, 15.7 rebounds, 5.33 blocks and 28.7 minutes while shooting 85.7 percent from the field, helping them to a perfect 3-0 record.
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Carmelo Anthony Leaves Game With Back Spasms

Carmelo Anthony suffered a back injury during the first half of the New York Knicks' loss on Monday to the Houston Rockets. Anthony doubled over in obvious discomfort with less than two minutes remaining in the half. The Knicks described Anthony's injury as back spasms.
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JaKarr Sampson Recalled To 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have recalled forward JaKarr Sampson from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. Sampson has appeared in nine games with two starts for the Sixers this season. He appeared in two games for the Sevens, averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds.
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DeMarcus Cousins, Lou Williams Named NBA Players Of Week

Lou Williams and DeMarcus Cousins have been named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 23. Williams helped the Toronto Raptors to a 3-0 week, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference with 23.7 ppg and ninth with 2.0 spg. Cousins led the Sacramento Kings to a 2-1 week and paced the league in...
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Lakers Fear Xavier Henry Ruptured Left Achilles

Xavier Henry suffered a left Achilles injury in the Los Angeles Lakers' practice on Monday. The injury is suspected to be a rupture. Henry is getting an MRI on Monday afternoon to confirm. “We’re all very hopeful for Xavier cause we know he worked his butt off to get back," Byron Scott said. "It’s a down day for us.“
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Pacers 'Cool' On Possibility Of Paul George Returning This Season

The Indiana Pacers have "cooled" on the possibility of Paul George returning this season from his offseason injury, according to sources. George had surgery in August to repair his devestating leg injury suffered in a USA Basketball Showcase. The Pacers have a 5-8 record to begin the season.
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76ers Won't Be Favored In Any Of Remaining 69 Games

The Philadelphia 76ers are not currently scheduled to be favored in any of their remaining 69 games. Their best odds to win are at 44.6 percent on March 30th when they host the Los Angeles Lakers. The 76ers have yet to win a game this season.
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Carmelo Had 'Great Dialogue' With Dwight About Joining Rockets

The New York Knicks have started the season slowly, while two of Carmelo Anthony's free agency suitors, the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks, look capable of going on deep title runs. Anthony and the Knicks play both teams on the road this week. "Of course I know that they're playing very well," Anthony said at shootaround Monday morning. "It's not...
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Lakers Hope Loyalty Toward Nash Will Help Down The Line With Free Agents

Steve Nash plans on remaining in Manhattan Bech for the remainder of his life and is expected to be part of the Los Angeles Lakers' franchise even after his contract expires. Nash had a breakfast meeting last week with Mitch Kupchak. "He's planning to come around when he's ready," Lakers' spokesman John Black said. The Lakers have given Nash time and space...
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