Casspi an 'Energizer bunny’ off the bench 

November, 28, 2014
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Forward Omri Casspi played his first two years in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings as they picked him with the No. 23 selection in the 2009 draft. Casspi played well for the Kings, but was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in June of 2011 for J.J. Hickson. Casspi struggled to find a role with the Cavs over two years and played last season in Houston. Casspi had always wanted to return to Sacramento and he got that option as the New Orleans Pelicans waived him on July 23 after he was acquired on July 14 as part of a multi-player deal with the Rockets. On Sept. 17 he signed a one-year contract with the Kings and he's back to having a major role off the bench with the team.

A.J. Price's time with Pacers ending 

November, 28, 2014
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The Indiana Pacers added point guard A.J. Price to the roster via the hardship exception due to all their injuries, but his time with team is over after Wednesday's game. The Pacers are getting enough players back that there is no need to petition the NBA for another 10 days of relief.

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Marcus Smart's ankle not ready yet 

November, 27, 2014
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There has been some speculation that rookie guard Marcus Smart might return to the active roster on Friday, but after Wednesday's practice it's doubtful his ankle will be well enough to play against the Chicago Bulls. Smart sprained his left ankle a few weeks ago and he still had issues with it on Wednesday, which is why he could not make it all the way through practice. Head coach Brad Stevens says there is no rush for Smart to return to game action.

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OKC keeps Smith over Telfair 

November, 27, 2014
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The Oklahoma City Thunder were allowed to have a 16th player on the roster for almost three weeks due to all their injuries. Well, they may get Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Mitch McGary back within the next three games, so the decision was mad not to petition the league for another exemption. As a result, the Thunder made a move late Wednesday by placing Sebastian Telfair on waivers so they could keep Ish Smith the roster, according to ESPN.com's Royce Young.

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Joel Anthony's future with Pistons 

November, 27, 2014
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Joel Anthony's contract is set to expire in June and if it's up to the backup center he would like to re-sign with the Detroit Pistons.

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Portland last stop for Robin Lopez? 

November, 27, 2014
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Robin Lopez is in his seventh year in the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers are his third team and quite possible his last. Lopez is a great fit with power forward LaMarcus Aldridge since the center does all the dirty work -- defense, rebounding and setting screens -- and the two have formed a good partnership.

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Why Lakers are adding Earl Clark 

November, 27, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers have lost three players -- Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (fractured right tibia) and Xavier Henry (ruptured left Achilles) -- to season-ending injuries and are without Ryan Kelly for a few more weeks due to a torn right hamstring. With that in mind, the Lakers are close to bringing in veteran Earl Clark, as confirmed by ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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Carmelo Anthony's bad back 

November, 26, 2014
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Carmelo Anthony hurt his back on Monday and there is a good chance he's going to miss the last two games (Dallas and Oklahoma City) of the road trip.

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Why Williams chose Miller over Rivers 

November, 26, 2014
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New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams had a decision to make on Tuesday since Eric Gordon is out for several months with a shoulder injury. In the end Williams shifted Tyreke Evans to shooting guard and started Darius Miller at small forward. Why did Williams chose Miller over Austin Rivers?

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Plantar fasciitis forces Nene to sit 

November, 26, 2014
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Nene is dealing with plantar fasciitis, a soft tissue injury, to the right foot and it is bad enough that he had to sit out Tuesday's games against Atlanta.

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Stan Van Gundy's message to Tom Gores 

November, 26, 2014
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Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores hired Stan Van Gundy to improve the team on and off the court and that's why his head coach was also given the president of basketball operations title. Well, the Pistons are off to a pathetic 3-11 start to the season and Van Gundy has a message for the owner.

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Scott to reduce Kobe's minutes? 

November, 26, 2014
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Kobe Bryant is racking up a lot of minutes early in the 2014-15 season to keep the Los Angeles Lakers competitive in their games and it's not good for his 36-year old legs. As a result, the training staff and future Hall-of Famer have devised a new game plan, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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When Beal should get his max deal 

November, 26, 2014
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Bradley Beal will be a restricted free agent in 2016 if he doesn't sign an extension from his rookie-scale contract by the prior Oct. 31 deadline. When the time comes to negotiate his next contract the talks should not last long as he will get a max deal from the Wizards or another team via an offer sheet. Either way, Beal says the money won't change his approach to life and the game.

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David West to play Friday? 

November, 26, 2014
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Indiana Pacers starting power forward David West sprained his right ankle during the preseason (Oct. 18) and it's taken a good while for it to heal. The rehab is just about done and he hopes to return to the active roster on Friday when the Pacers play the Orlando Magic.

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Randy Foye's torn right quad 

November, 26, 2014
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Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye tweaked his right quad on Sunday against the Lakers and an MRI has revealed a small tear. As a result, Foye is likely to miss at three three weeks to let the injury heal.

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