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Celtics Show Renewed Willingness To Trade Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics are showing a renewed willingness to include Rajon Rondo in trades, according to sources. The Celtics have left strong impressions with rival organizations that they’re prepared to make a deal that includes Rondo, sources said. Boston has been engaged in discussions described as “serious” in recent days, but no trade agreement is imminent. Boston's asking...
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Robin Lopez To Miss 6-7 Weeks With Fractured Hand

Robin Lopez posted on his official Twitter account that he will be sidelined six to seven weeks due to his fractured hand. "Thanks for all your thoughts & support! It'll be 6 or 7 weeks til I'm on the floor again thanks to this bum hand. Can't wait!!! #NeverSayDie," Lopez tweeted. Lopez sustained the injury in the Portland Trail Blazers' win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
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Mitch McGary Out 2-3 Weeks With Inflammation In Tibia

Mitch McGary will miss the next 2-3 weeks with periostitis (inflammation) in his left tibia. It's not expected to be a serious injury, but McGary's court activity will be lowered as a treatment. McGary made his NBA debut on Sunday, scoring three points and grabbing four rebounds in six brief minutes against the Suns on Sunday.
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Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Exercise $16.7M Option For 15-16

Brook Lopez is expected to pick up the $16.7 million player option on his contract for next season, according to league executives. Lopez has reportedly been shopped in trades by the Brooklyn Nets.
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Warriors Reassign Ognjen Kuzmic To Santa Cruz

The Golden State Warriors assigned center Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Kuzmic will be in uniform for the D-League team’s home game on Wednesday.
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ROY Winner Has Led In Combined Per-Game Stats For 26 Of Past 27 Awards

Last season, Kevin Pelton found that 25 of the previous 26 ROY awards had gone to the rookie with the highest combined averages of points, rebounds and assists per game. Michael Carter-Williams, the 2014-15 winner, made that 26 of 27. Andrew Wiggins is now the favorite to win Rookie of the Year following the season-ending injury to Jabari Parker. Parker was leading rookies in that...
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Isaiah Thomas: Agent Firing Unrelated To Suns' Future

Isaiah Thomas recently fired agent Andy Miller and said the move was unrelated to his future with the Phoenix Suns, despite dot-connectors and his recent comments to CBS Sports that the situation "was not what I expected." Miller negotiated Thomas' four-year, $27 million contract with Phoenix in July. "It's unrelated to the Suns," Thomas said of firing his agent. "I lost trust in...
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Alexey Shved To Strongly Consider Return To Europe As Free Agent For Lucrative Offers

Philadelphia’s Alexey Shved has hoped to continue his NBA career as an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, but the Russian guard will instead strongly consider returning to Europe where he has received outlines for multi-million dollar offers, league sources told RealGM. Shved was dealt to the 76ers in the summer after two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he...
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Ranadive Wants Kings' Next Coach To Be Offensive-Minded 'Jazz Director'

Vivek Ranadive wants the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings to be an offensive-minded "jazz director." Ranadive discussed Malone's firing and the Kings' coaching search in an interview Tuesday with ESPN's James Ham, saying that he wants a coach who will help showcase the players' offensive talents. "Defense is great, but we need defense and offense," the Kings owner said. "We...
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Tyson Chandler Feels Sorry For Carmelo

Tyson Chandler feels sorry for his former teammate Carmelo Anthony. Anthony and Chandler had an icy relationship during their time together with the New York Knicks, according to various reports. "I do because he's a competitor," said Chandler. "I laced them up and went to battle with him for the last three years and know what kind of competitor he is. "I know he wants to win, and...
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Rockets Assign Clint Capela To Rio Grande Valley

The Houston Rockets have assigned assigned center Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner in Rio Grande Valley. Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time.
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Cavaliers Interested In Wesley Matthews

The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in Wesley Matthews but have been rejected in their quest to land him from the Portland Trail Blazers, according to sources. The Blazers have dismissed all overtures for Matthews and hope to re-sign him as a free agent in the offseason. Portland is 19-6 so far this season.
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Durant Strongly Refutes Notion Players Don't Want To Play With Kobe

Kevin Durant refuted the notion that players around the NBA don't want to play with Kobe Bryant. "Excuse my language, but that's (expletive)," said Durant, who congratulated Bryant via text message after he surpassed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list on Sunday. "I want to play with a winner every single night, especially somebody who wants to win that bad, who works that...
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Jabari Parker Expected To Miss Remainder Of Season With Torn ACL

Jabari Parker has a torn ACL and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Parker suffered the injury in the Milwaukee Bucks' win on Monday at the Phoenix Suns. Parker was the second overall pick out of Duke in the 2014 NBA Draft.
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Heat To Apply For $2.65M Injured Player Exception

The Miami Heat will apply to the NBA for a disabled-player exception to help replace Josh McRoberts, who is expected to be out for the remainder of season with a torn meniscus in his right knee. Under NBA rules, if McRoberts' injury is deemed by an independent NBA physician to be deemed season ending, the Heat then would receive half of McRoberts' 2014-15 salary for a replacement...
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Mullin Resists Lobbying To Become Kings' Coach, Corbin To Be Given 'A Shot'

Vivek Ranadive has spent much of the last 24 hours lobbying Chris Mullin to replace Mike Malone despite his lack of NBA coaching experience. Mullin has been in an advisory role with the Sacramento Kings since Ranadive assumed ownership in 2013. Sources say that Mullin, in recent months, has indeed expressed some interest to associates about trying his hand at coaching down the road...
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Herb Simon 'OK' With Pacers Pursuing Deal For Lance Stephenson

Herb Simon said he would personally be fine with the Indiana Pacers pursuing a trade to bring back Lance Stephenson, but left any decisions up to the team's front office. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon said. Several deciding factors would determine the Pacers' interest in Stephenson, said Simon, and a huge consideration would...
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Arnett Moultrie Signs With Jiangsu Nangang

Arnett Moultrie has signed with the Jiangsu Nangang Basketball Club in China. Moultrie was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and spent two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the New York Knicks in October.
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Jabari Parker Carried Off With Sprained Left Knee

Jabari Parker crumpled to the floor with a left knee injury and had to be carried to the locker room in the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Phoenix Suns. The injury occurred with 10:54 left in the third quarter as Parker drove in transition. His knee buckled before contact with P.J. Tucker and a double foul was called on the play. Parker tried to get off the floor but could not. The...
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Robin Lopez Out Indefinitely With Broken Hand

Robin Lopez is out indefinitely with a broken hand. Lopez suffered the injury in Monday's win by the Portland Trail Blazers over the San Antonio Spurs.
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Shabazz Napier, Hassan Whiteside Recalled To Heat

The Miami Heat recalled guard Shabazz Napier and center Hassan Whiteside from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, on Monday. Napier appeared in one game with the Skyforce recording 22 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 30:39 minutes. He has appeared in 23 games with the HEAT this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists...
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Earl Barron Named D-League Player Of The Week

Bakersfield Jam center Earl Barron has been named the NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 14. Barron (7-0, 245, Memphis) led Bakersfield to a 2-1 record, averaging 31.9 points on .571 shooting (40-for-70), to go along with 12.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal. Barron recorded point-rebound double-doubles in all three games, giving...
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Dwight Howard Optimistic On Not Missing More Games Due To Knee Injury

Dwight Howard went through the Houston Rockets' voluntary practice on Monday one day after playing in his first game in nearly a month. “I just think my body has to get used to playing and then recovering,” Howard said. “When you don’t play for a while, the recovery process after the game slows down. Once my body gets used to the wear and tear of playing, getting up and down...
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Pelicans Committed To Keeping Tyreke Evans

The New Orleans Pelicans have received trade interest in Tyreke Evans, but a source indicates they're committed to keeping him. Evans was acquired in a sign-and-trade deal in the 2013 offseason. The Pelicans have been very happy with the play of Evans this season.
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John Wall, James Harden Named Players Of The Week

John Wall and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14. Wall averaged 18.3 points, 11.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting .542 from the field and .500 from three-point range in leading the Wizards to a 4-0 record during the week.
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