Rajon Rondo back for opener? 

October, 21, 2014
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Rajon Rondo has been unavailable for game action during the preseason to allow his fractured left hand to heal. The Boston Celtics will tip off their regular season on Oct. 29 against the Brooklyn Nets and head coach Brad Stevens did not rule out a return for his starting point. For his part, Rondo is unsure when he will get clearance for all basketball-related activity.

Cetlics: Still no sign of Will Bynum 

October, 21, 2014
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Once the Boston Celtics acquired Will Bynum last week from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Joel Anthony, there was speculation that he would be waived by the Oct. 27 deadline. That thinking from the outside has not changed.

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Wizards adding a guard? 

October, 21, 2014
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The Washington Wizards have been looking at backcourt options and a signing is close to getting done, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

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SVG to run with Smith and Monroe? 

October, 21, 2014
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Most observers of the Detroit Pistons don't believe Josh Smith and Greg Monroe are a good starting forward tandem and stats will back up that opinion. There has been talk that president of basketball ops/head coach Stan Van Gundy will start Smith and bring Monroe off the bench, but as of Monday the duo may continue to keep their prior spots.

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Hawks position battle: Backup PG 

October, 21, 2014
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Most of the Atlanta Hawks playing rotation is set with one week to go until the 2014-15 NBA regular season tips off. The backup point guard position may still be up for grabs as Dennis Schroder continues to push Shelvin Mack.

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Pacers: David West has 'a good sprain' 

October, 21, 2014
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David West had a MRI on Monday after he hurt his right ankle on Saturday and the Indiana Pacers received good news as it didn't reveal any structural damage.

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Wolves: Race to trade Chase Budinger? 

October, 21, 2014
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There was an item last week claiming the Minnesota Timberwolves are shopping small forward Chase Budinger since the team is loaded with wing players. Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders adamantly refuted the report, however Budinger might be the player who gets moved off the roster so the team can reach the 15-man limit by Monday's deadline.

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Greg Stiemsma lock to win final spot? 

October, 21, 2014
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The Toronto Raptors have 14 players on the preseason roster who are locks to make the regular season squad, which means the 15th spot is up for grabs between the training camp invitees with make-good contracts. One of those invitees is center Greg Stiemsma and he knows he has a fight on his hands with guard Will Cherry and forward Jordan Hamilton for the final roster spot. Between the three, Stiemsma is the favorite to make the final cut.

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Alex Len on the mend 

October, 21, 2014
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Phoenix Suns backup center Alex Len took part in Monday's practice and scrimmage, which is a good sign his broken right pinky finger is healing. Len has missed the last two weeks and he's hoping to get some game action before the preseason ends in a few days.

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Heat: Justin Hamilton's status 

October, 21, 2014
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The Miami Heat have been without forward Justin Hamilton since the start of training camp when it was determined he had a heart issue. His recovery is going well and he might be available for the start of the 2014-15 regular season next week.

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Knicks: Who starts at PF? 

October, 20, 2014
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The New York Knicks starting power forward spot is one of the positions up for grabs during the preseason and with eight days until the start of the regular season there in no favorite for the position. Andrea Bargnani likely would have landed the spot, but he's missed most of the preseason due to a hamstring injury. The other options under consideration by head coach Derek Fisher are Quincy Acy, Amar'e Stoudemire and Jason Smith.

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Tough cuts coming for Rockets 

October, 20, 2014
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All NBA teams must submit their opening 2014-15 regular season roster a week from today and one of the teams with difficult decisions are the Houston Rockets. The Rockets currently have a full 20-man preseason roster, which leaves five players to be moved off the team by Oct. 27.

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Will Warriors keep a 15th man? 

October, 20, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors appear to have 14 players under contract who are locks to make the regular season roster. The 15th roster spot is up for grabs and head coach Steve Kerr isn't sure if the team will fill that position or keep it open when the regular season starts next week.

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Kawhi Leonard’s infected eyes 

October, 20, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs are currently without starting small forward Kawhi Leonard due to an infection that is affecting both of his eyes. According to head coach Gregg Popovich, Leonard will likely miss at least the rest of the preseason and could be unavailable for the start of the regular season next week.

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Pacers without David West 

October, 20, 2014
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Indiana Pacers starting power forward David West went down with a sprained right ankle on Saturday and his return to the active roster is uncertain. According to The Indianapolis Star, West will have an MRI on Monday to help determine the extent of the injury and a timeline to return.

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