Haywood knows he's trade bait 

November, 21, 2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired center Brendan Haywood in the summer from the Charlotte Hornets for his ability to provide depth at the center position and be a trade chip. Haywood is signed through 2015-16 and next season his $10,522,500 salary is not guaranteed until Aug. 1. For that reason, Haywood is aware that he could be traded at any time and it's not something that worries him.

Rodney Hood's right plantar fasciitis 

November, 21, 2014
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Rookie Rodney Hood has been dealing with right plantar fasciitis since Nov. 7 and he may not return until mid-December, according to the Utah Jazz.

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Saturday debut for Jose Calderon? 

November, 21, 2014
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The New York Knicks now prefer to run the "Triangle" offense with Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher in charge, but it's been difficult with Jose Calderon unavailable for the first 13 games of the regular season. That will change on Saturday when Calderon is expected to make his Knicks debut, reports the New York Post.

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Limited role frustrating K.J. McDaniels 

November, 21, 2014
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K.J. McDaniels, the No. 32 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has played well to start his rookie season and has also struggled at times, which is to be expected. McDaniels had started a few games, but is now a backup and over the last few games his role has decreased.

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Rivers: Allen will play this season 

November, 21, 2014
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Free agent shooting guard Ray Allen remains in a wait-and-see mode regarding another season as a player in the NBA. When asked, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said he believes Allen will ultimately choose to sign with a team. Rivers is very fond of Allen after being his head coach in Boston for five years.

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When Ricky Rubio hopes to return 

November, 21, 2014
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Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio spoke to the media on Thursday and most of the interview dealt with his current injury and a possible timetable when he might be able to return. Rubio is not sure when his sprained left ankle will be fit, but he hopes he's back in the lineup by late December.

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Wolves: Brewer too valuable to trade 

November, 21, 2014
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Corey Brewer's name has been in the rumor mill recently, linked with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, and Thursday president of basketball operations/head coach Flip Saunders downplayed all the talk.

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Why Shaw won't get the hook 

November, 20, 2014
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Some fans of the Denver Nuggets might be calling for Brian Shaw to lose his job, but that probably won't happen anytime soon, speculates Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post.

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Rockets shopping for deals now 

November, 20, 2014
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The Houston Rockets have been linked with Minnesota's Corey Brewer and it should come as no surprise that general manager Daryl Morey wants to make a trade sooner rather than later, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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When Marcus Smart should return 

November, 20, 2014
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The Boston Celtics have been without guard Marcus Smart since Nov. 7 when he hurt his left ankle. Head coach Brad Stevens updated Smart's status on Wednesday hinting the rookie will probably return against Chicago on Friday, Nov. 28.

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Why Kidd benched Jared Dudley 

November, 20, 2014
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Milwaukee head coach Jason Kidd decided to make a move with his starting lineup on Wednesday as he promoted Khris Middleton to the first unit and demoted Jared Dudley to a backup role. Why the switch?

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Tony Wroten's new role 

November, 20, 2014
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The inevitable happened on Wednesday when Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown started Michael Carter-Williams at point guard for the first time this season. Carter-Williams has been back following his recovery from shoulder surgery and he was initially brought off the bench to improve his game fitness. With Carter-Williams coming in, Brown had to move someone to the bench and that is Tony Wroten.

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Jason Richardson: I'll be back 

November, 20, 2014
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Jason Richardson was expected to miss all of the 2014-15 season as he recovers from the stress fracture in his right foot, but Wednesday he said "no doubt in my mind" that he will come back and play at some point.

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David Lee's uncertain return 

November, 20, 2014
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Forward David Lee is making progress with his strained left hamstring to the point that he is participating in some full-court drills. The team is expected to give an update regarding Lee's return on Thursday, but they could hold off for a few days.

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Grizzlies need for emergency help 

November, 20, 2014
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The Memphis Grizzlies were ravaged by a stomach virus on Wednesday and as a result Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Courtney Lee, Jon Leuer and Beno Udrih were not available to play at Toronto. The team needed to bring in some emergency help, so they signed two players. According to the Grizzlies website, those players were guard Kalin Lucas and forward Hassan Whiteside.

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