Patty Mills' timeline on time 

December, 26, 2014
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Patty Mills has done well in his recovery from the July surgery to fix the torn right rotator cuff and if all goes well he could be cleared to practice soon.

Why Rockets need to make a trade 

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UPDATE: ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports the Rockets are looking at several options and hope a trade to open up a spot for Josh Smith will take place on Friday.

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The Houston Rockets are on the verge of signing free agent forward Josh Smith via the $2.077 million Bi-Annual Exception. Before the deal can be signed, general manager Daryl Morey needs to open up a roster spot for Smith via a trade or waiving one of the players currently on the team. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, Morey is looking for a deal.

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Suns a player in the trade market? 

December, 25, 2014
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The Phoenix Suns gladly swapped forward Anthony Tolliver for Detroit Pistons forward Tony Mitchell on Wednesday as it increased their salary cap room and that could lead to another deal.

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Why did SVG trade for Anthony Tolliver? 

December, 25, 2014
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Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations/head coach Stan Van Gundy made a minor trade on Wednesday when he dealt forward Tony Mitchell to the Phoenix Suns for Anthony Tolliver.

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Will Cavs call Jermaine O'Neal? 

December, 25, 2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are desperate to add a center to the roster after losing Anderson Varejao to a torn Achilles, which is a season-ending injury. The best free agent on the market is probably Jermaine O'Neal and he said on Wednesday that Cleveland has yet to call him. Well, that will likely change now. O'Neal reiterated that his family could make the decision on whether he plays this season and that he won't announce anything for a few more weeks.

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Will Warriors fill 15th roster spot? 

December, 25, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors are one of seven teams to have an open roster spot and they will likely fill it at some point. According to Diamond Leung of The Oakland Tribune, Warriors general manager Bob Meyers addressed that topic on Wednesday during an interview on a Bay area radio station.

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Josh Smith to blast off with Rockets 

December, 24, 2014
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UPDATE: It won't become official until forward Josh Smith clears waivers at 5 PM (Eastern), but as expected he will sign with the Rockets, per media reports, including ESPN.com's Chris Broussard.

Smith, who will be signed via the full $2.077 million Bi-Annual exception, has been assured he will get Houston's starting power forward.
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Most of the NBA media have the Houston Rockets as the favorite to sign forward Josh Smith after he clears waivers on Wednesday. The Rockets appear to be the leaders for several reasons: 1) His friendship with Dwight Howard; 2) the ability to give Smith the full $2.077 million Bi-Annual exception, while other teams can only offer a pro-rated minimum deal; 3) Houston could have a Top-4 playoff seed in the West; 4) there are enough minutes for him to have a big role for Houston.

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Small trade increases Suns cap room 

December, 24, 2014
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Stan Van Gundy waived Josh Smith on Monday and Wednesday the Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations/head coach made a minor trade. Per the Pistons website, Van Gundy sent forward Tony Mitchell to the Phoenix Suns for Anthony Tolliver.

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Kevin McHale's extension 

December, 24, 2014
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Before today, Kevin McHale was the only head coach in the NBA without a contract beyond this season, but that is no longer the case. ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst confirms McHale has signed a three-year extension worth a bit more than $12 million.

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Cavs without Anderson Varejao 

December, 24, 2014
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UPDATE: The speculation regarding Anderson Varejao's injury has been confirmed. He will miss the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles, reports ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in the market for a center and now those efforts will likely be stepped up after Anderson Varejao suffered a left foot/ankle injury on Tuesday night during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Boston's unsettled frontcourt 

December, 24, 2014
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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has a problem on his hands as he can't find enough minutes for all of his frontcourt (power forward/center) players and all of them warrant time on the floor. After acquiring Brandan Wright last week from the Dallas Mavericks, Stevens has to try to find time for him, Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller. Jeff Green at times plays at power forward, too. The Celtics lost on Tuesday and two of those players (Sullinger and Green) were not happy after getting benched in the second half due to their lack of production.


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Deron Williams trade talk cools 

December, 24, 2014
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Recently reports came out that Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson were available for a trade. The team first linked to Williams was the Sacramento Kings, but that didn't go very far and any talk between the two teams could be over.


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Updating Aaron Gordon's status 

December, 24, 2014
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Aaron Gordon's rehab work with the Orlando Magic training staff is going well after having surgery on Nov. 21 to repair his left foot (fractured fifth metatarsal). The rookie forward had played well to begin his first season in the NBA and he is expected to return at some point in January.


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Sixers to AK-47: Time to report 

December, 24, 2014
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The Philadelphia 76ers added forward Andrei Kirilenko to their roster on Dec. 11 via a trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The initial speculation had the Sixers waiving Kirilenko soon after the trade was finalized, but that did not happen. Kirilenko has been in New York tending to his wife with the idea that he might sign with a team in March, but that is not in the cards right now since the Sixers want him to report as soon as possible.

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Jason Richardson available soon? 

December, 24, 2014
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Jason Richardson has been sidelined since January of 2013 due to a left kneecap injury and a stress fracture in his right foot. There was some thought that Richardson's days as a player are over, but he never felt that way and a return to the active roster could occur soon.

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