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.

Xavier Henry's lingering knee issue 

October, 20, 2014
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Xavier Henry was hoping to finally get over all his injuries the last few years, but heading into the 2014-15 regular season the swingman is still having pain in his surgically repaired right knee.

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Tyler off to China; Lakers roster set? 

October, 20, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to make any cuts ahead of the NBA regular season, but they could start on Monday. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers are set to release Jeremy Tyler so he can sign a contract with a team in China.

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NBA update: Extensions and Options 

October, 20, 2014
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First round picks from the 2011 NBA draft or those that signed rookie contracts that year are eligible to sign an extension by Oct. 31. Should deals not get done they will be restricted free agents next July if tendered a qualifying offer by June 30.

So far Kyrie Irving, No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, has signed a max five-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Morris twins have signed with the Phoenix Suns. The Denver Nuggets and power forward Kenneth Faried also completed a four-year, $50 million extension.

Teams also have until Oct. 31 to pick up the fourth-year team option for 2012 first round picks and third-year team options for 2013 first round picks. Portland's Damian Lillard, Indiana's Solomon Hill, Toronto's Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas and Washington's Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and John Henson as well as New York's Shane Larkin had their option picked up prior to Sunday. Yesterday Minnesota picked up the options for Anthony Bennett, Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad and Sacramento did the same for Ben McLemore.

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Bynum's days with Boston numbered? 

October, 19, 2014
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The Boston Celtics pulled off a minor trade this week, when they shipped Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum. The move was done partly to shed salary, and it appears that Bynum's stay in Beantown will be short-lived.

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A look at Kanter's role, next contract 

October, 19, 2014
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Entering his fourth season in the NBA, Enes Kanter will have a lot of pressure, as new coach Quin Snyder intends to increase his role significantly as a starter.

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Historically, Carmelo Anthony's offensive game has been as a ball hog, who would pound the ball until he took a shot. It's largely worked out well, as he has routinely been in the annual hunt for the scoring title.

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Could Chase Budinger be a Blazer? 

October, 18, 2014
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There have been some rumblings in recent days that the Minnesota Timberwolves are actively shopping small forward Chase Budinger. On Friday, Sean Deveney of Sporting News mentioned the Portland Trail Blazers as a possible destination.

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Glen Davis' groin strain 

October, 18, 2014
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Los Angeles Clippers backup power forward Glen Davis hurt his right groin on Thursday and as a result the medical team has given him a timeline of roughly two week to recover from the injury, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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More injury woes for Larry Sanders? 

October, 17, 2014
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Larry Sanders played only 23 games last season due to injury, and it's difficult to predict what type of year lies ahead for the shot-blocking specialist in 2014-15. But this much we know, he'll have to stay healthy if he has any chance of getting back to the player he was in 2012-13, when he averaged 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks en route to a new contract with Milwaukee.

That's what makes the latest news so concerning.

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Impact of Celtics-Pistons trade 

October, 17, 2014
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The Detroit Pistons have been looking to offload backup point guard Will Bynum and they have found a taker. According to Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com, Bynum will end up with the Boston Celtics with backup center Joel Anthony going back to Detroit.

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Saric unlikely to join Sixers until 2016 

October, 17, 2014
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Dario Saric's father is not happy with the lack of minutes his son is getting from Anadolu Efes' head coach early in the season, but that doesn't mean the forward will join the Philadelphia 76ers any time soon.

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Could Thibodeau start McDermott at  SF? 

October, 17, 2014
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When training camp started the Chicago Bulls projected regular season starting lineup included PG Derrick Rose, SG Jimmy Butler, C Joakim Noah PF Pau Gasol and SF Mike Dunleavy. Well, we are 11 days away from the tip-off of the 2014-15 regular season and head coach Tom Thibodeau may bring Dunleavy off the bench and start Doug McDermott since the rookie has produced during preseason action.

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Why A.J. Price might stick with Cavs 

October, 17, 2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers currently have 18 players under contract, which means three need to be moved off the roster by the Oct. 27 deadline. Three players who seems locks to be waived are forward Shane Edwards and guards Stephen Holt and Chris Crawford. That's good news for fellow training camp invitees A.J. Price, Alex Kirk and Lou Amundson if the Cavs decide to start the regular season with a full 15-man roster. Price has played well in the preseason and that bodes well for the point guard. Also, head coach David Blatt is keen to have three point guards on the roster.

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Mavs shopping a few players 

October, 17, 2014
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When training camp started the Dallas Mavericks had 15 players already under contract with fully salary protection and all of them appeared to be locks to make the regular season roster. Well, Charlie Villanueva, formerly of the Detroit Pistons and a training camp invites, has played really well in the preseason and he's likely won a roster spot. As a result, the Mavs are shopping a couple players so they can move at least one off the roster via a trade, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.

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