Setback devastated Rodney Hood 

January, 26, 2015
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Rookie Rodney Hood has been available for only 24 games this season due to injuries and once again he's out with another left foot issue. Hood came back too soon and he's sidelined with "a recurrence of inflammation" in his left foot. Hood is planning to take an extended break to rehab the foot and he won't return until after the All-Star Game when the medical staff evaluates the foot.

Snyder gets to keep Elijah Millsap 

January, 26, 2015
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"We're glad that he's been able to impact the game and be able to help us," Jazz head coach Quin Snyder told The Salt Lake Tribune regarding Elijah Millsap. "I just want to keep seeing guys improve. If it works out where he's with us for the rest of the season, I'd like to see that happen."

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Mavs locked into Jermaine O'Neal? 

January, 26, 2015
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Jermaine O'Neal, selected in the 1996 NBA draft, has said he might play this season, but no decision would be made until sometime in January. Well, there are only a few days remaining in the month and one team is still confident they can land the veteran center. O'Neal currently lives in the Dallas area, which has lead to speculation that he will choose to sign with the Dallas Mavericks and that opinion has not changed, per ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein.

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How will Cavs add a backup PG? 

January, 25, 2015
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While the Cleveland Cavaliers' recent trade activity has shored up their wing defense and gave them a legitimate center in the paint, they still are looking for an upgrade for their backup point-guard spot.

The trade deadline is only a few weeks away, and they hold a valuable chip in Brendan Haywood's contract that could help them land a reserve at the one.

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Kemba Walker facing knee surgery? 

January, 25, 2015
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Considering how scorching hot Kemba Walker had been over the past month and a half, his fantasy owners likely weren't too worried about the pair of games he recently missed due to a sore knee.

However, after he didn't look himself in the next two games and skipped Saturday's tilt between the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks, it may be time to hit the panic button.

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Why has Nicolas Batum been ailing? 

January, 25, 2015
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The 2014-15 campaign has been an abject failure for Nicolas Batum. Coming off of his best season as a pro -- 13.0 PPG, 5.1 APG, 7.5 RPG, 1.8 3-PPG, 46.5 FG% -- Batum's numbers have fallen off the cliff this season: 9.1 PPG, 4.6 APG, 5.2 RPG, 1.2 3-PPG, 38.7 FG%.

It appears that for the past five months, there has been a reason for his diminishing returns.

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Jennings done with torn Achilles? 

January, 25, 2015
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During Brandon Jennings' first five seasons, he proved to be a workhorse. Aside from the 2010-11 campaign, when he missed 19 games, Jennings was absent from just four other contests.

Unfortunately, it appears the lower-leg injury he sustained during Saturday evening's tilt with the Milwaukee Bucks may have put an end to his 2014-15 run.

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Why it's time to bench Johnson, Vasquez 

January, 24, 2015
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The Toronto Raptors have a 4-8 record in their last 12 games and Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun believes head coach Dwane Casey needs to drop two players from the starting group. Those players are forward Amir Johnson and guard Greivis Vasquez.

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Nate Wolters' extended stay with Pelicans 

January, 24, 2015
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UPDATE: The Pelicans officially signed Nate Wolters to a second 10-day contract, per the club website.

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The New Orleans Pelicans had two open roster positions 10 days ago after a trade. The team lacked depth in the backcourt at that time so they signed free agent point guard Nate Wolters. That 10-day contract expires on Friday and according to his agent, the Pelicans are planning to keep his client in the fold for another 10 days.


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Cavs in the market for a PG 

January, 24, 2015
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have an open roster spot and most followers of the team believe they will eventually bring in a point guard via free agency or trade. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal , the Cavs may be looking at point guards currently playing in China.

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Kelly Olynyk's expected extended absence 

January, 24, 2015
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Kelly Olynyk sprained his right ankle during the fourth quarter of Thursday's game in Portland and he left the team on Friday so he could return to Boston for more tests. His head coach thinks the big man could be out for several weeks, according to ESPNBoston.com.

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Sixers without Tony Wroten 

January, 24, 2015
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The Philadelphia 76ers have been without guard Tony Wroten for the last five games due to a knee injury and Friday the team updated his status after he met with a doctor in Los Angeles.

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Harris downplays Knicks speculation 

January, 23, 2015
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Back in mid-November there was plenty of speculation regarding the possibility of Tobias Harris going back home to sign a contract with the New York Knicks. Well, on Friday we get another item out of New York touching on that topic.

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No cap relief if Kobe's season is done 

January, 23, 2015
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Kobe Bryant suffered a right torn rotator cuff as he went up for a dunk during Wednesday's game in New Orleans. There is a chance Bryant's season will be over after visiting with the team doctor.

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What's next for Mirza Teletovic 

January, 23, 2015
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Forward Mirza Teletovic was forced out of Thursday's game against the Clippers due to shortness of breath. Teletovic went to the hospital and tests overnight were bad enough that his third season in the NBA is over.

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