Updating Tony Parker's status 

December, 29, 2014
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Tony Parker has now been sidelined 10 out of the last 13 games due to what the team is listing as a mild strain of his left hamstring. Head coach Gregg Popovich spoke to reporters on Sunday and said his starting point guard may not be out for too much longer.

Why Jae Crowder may stick with Celtics 

December, 29, 2014
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Jae Crowder was part of the trade that sent Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks and after a short time he looks like he might be keeper for the Boston Celtics. The other two players, Jameer Nelson and Brandan Wright, could be traded to other teams by the Feb. 19 deadline. Nelson owns a player option for next season, while Wright is set to become a free agent on July 1.


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What Tarik Black brings to Lakers 

December, 29, 2014
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When the Houston Rockets released center Tarik Black on Friday, many teams believed he would be claimed off waivers and that speculation was correct as he was designated to the Los Angeles Lakers, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein. A few teams had interest, however the Lakers got him as they had the worst record among those that put in a claim. So, what will Black bring to the Lakers?

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Wolves' play for Miroslav Raduljica 

December, 29, 2014
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing center Miroslav Raduljica, reports Real.GM.com and confirmed by 1500ESPN.com. Raduljica became available after he completed a buyout with the CBA's Shadong Lions. Once he gains clearance from FIBA he will be able to sign with the Wolves.

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Kevin Durant's uncertain return 

December, 29, 2014
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Kevin Durant has now missed the last six games due to his sprained right foot and Sunday head coach Scott Brooks said he isn't sure when his starting small forward will return to the Oklahoma City Thunder active roster.

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Andrea Bargnani nearing season debut? 

December, 28, 2014
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It's been more than 11 months since Andrea Bargnani played an NBA game, as he has battled several injuries. He has missed every game this season due to nagging calf and hamstring strains.

However, it looks like he may be getting close to hitting the hardwood again.

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Latest buzz on Embiid's rehab process 

December, 28, 2014
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Last season, the Philadelphia 76ers had injured rookie Nerlens Noel travel with the team throughout the campaign with the idea that keeping him involved with the team would help him adjust to the NBA.

They have been doing the same thing this year with Joel Embiid, who likely will miss the entire season with a foot injury. However, coach Brett Brown announced Saturday that they had sent Embiid home two days into their current five-game road trip.

"Brown said Embiid's recovery is moving in the right direction," wrote Keith Pompey of Philly.com. "He added that the team believes that flying Embiid around the country might not be the smartest thing to do on the five-game West Coast trip."

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When will Rubio return to action? 

December, 28, 2014
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November 7 -- that's the last time we saw Ricky Rubio on the hardwood. An ankle injury has kept him sideline since, and there remains no definitive timetable for his return to game action.

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Why Brooks will stick with Perry Jones 

December, 26, 2014
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Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks has been starting Perry Jones at small forward during Kevin Durant's absence. Jones' production as been uneven, however Brooks isn't planning to demote him back to the bench.

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Will Nuggets make a big trade? 

December, 26, 2014
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Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post was asked by a reader if the Denver Nuggets are shopping Wilson Chandler and in answering the question he speculated the team might make a huge trade in early 2015.

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Will Cavs play small-ball sans Varejao? 

December, 26, 2014
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Now that starting center Anderson Varejao has been lost for the duration of the 2014-15 season, head coach David Blatt needs to come up with game plan to deal with the loss. The plan on some nights will be to go with a small lineup.

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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.

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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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