Carmelo Anthony's torn right labrum 

April, 16, 2014
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Carmelo Anthony clearly has not been healthy down the stretch of this season and Tuesday the New York Knicks shut him down for the last two game as he needs to rehab his torn right labrum.

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Chris Wright lands plus one contract 

April, 16, 2014
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Chris Wright's second 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks expired on Monday and Tuesday the team signed him to a rest-of-season contract. According to the Journal Sentinel, the deal includes a 2014-15 salary that is not guaranteed.

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Nene’s role once playoffs begin 

April, 16, 2014
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Nene Hilario recently returned after a six week absence due to a knee injury. He has been on a minutes restriction, however with the playoffs about to begin, his time on the floor should increase.

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Mike Conley came through with a big 3-pointer late in Memphis' playoff-clinching win over Phoenix on Monday night, and he did so while nursing an injury.

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Pacers resting starters? 

April, 15, 2014
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Indiana's starters have logged a ton of minutes this season, and many believe that's one reason for the Pacers' second-half slide. Frank Vogel rested his starters against Milwaukee last week, and still managed to come away with a win, and it looks as though he'll go with that approach for the regular season finale on Wednesday. At least, partially.

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Who wins Sixth Man of the Year? 

April, 15, 2014
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UPDATE: The ESPN Forecast panel has historically been very accurate with their NBA predictions, which makes their forecast of the Sixth Man of the Year award all the more interesting.

Yesterday, we wrote that the award will likely come down to two players: Chicago's Taj Gibson and the Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford. The ESPN Forecast panel reinforced that notion, but perhaps not in the way you'd expect.

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Spurs resting their Big Three? 

April, 15, 2014
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With San Antonio having already solidified the NBA's best record, it'd be reasonable to expect Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to do what he's done throughout the season and rest Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili for the final game of the regular season against the Lakers on Wednesday.

Is that was Pop plans to do?

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Barring a run deep into the playoffs by Golden State, the season is most likely over for Andrew Bogut (fractured rib), who is officially being called "out indefinitely."

Warriors coach Mark Jackson addressed Bogut's injury on Monday, saying that he had a "no-excuse basketball team" and that it's time for the next guy to step up. Here's what the plan is as the Warriors get ready for the playoffs without their key big man.

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On Monday, Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant became the second underclassman on Jim Boeheim's team to declare for the NBA draft, joining freshman point guard Tyler Ennis. On Tuesday, ESPN's team of draft experts took a closer look at Grant. Did the young forward leave school too early, and can we expect him to have an impact as a rookie next season?

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Gary Harris' draft range 

April, 15, 2014
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The 2014 NBA draft gained some depth on Monday with the news that Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris will turn pro.

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Buyout looming for Luigi Datome? 

April, 15, 2014
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Forward Luigi Datome agreed to come over to the NBA this season as he signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons back in July. Datome didn't get that much run under Maurice Cheeks or John Loyer and that affected his shooting percentage. Datome was a solid shooter over in Europe, but this season in the NBA he has only made 35.1 percent of his shots, including just 18.4 percent from behind the three-point line.

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Jordan Farmar's future with Lakers 

April, 15, 2014
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Jordan Farmar's one-year contract will expire at the end of June and come July 1 he will be an unrestricted free agent. Farmar prefers to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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STAT to end career in Jerusalem? 

April, 15, 2014
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Amar'e Stoudemire's $100 million contract will expire in 2015 and when he becomes a free agent, the forward/center might continue his playing career in the Middle East. Stoudemire, along with agent Arn Tellem and two others, own 60 percent of Hapoel Jerusalem.

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Lamar Odom and the Knicks 

April, 15, 2014
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UPDATE: According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Knicks are expected to sign Lamar Odom on Tuesday or Wednesday, the last day of the 2013-14 regular season.

Stein writes: "The Knicks, sources say, would want to use the extra time to see if they can get Odom to the point, physically and mentally, where the talented but enigmatic lefty is worthy of a roster spot next season."

Stein reports the contract will include 2014-15. His salary next season will likely not have any protection.
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The New York Knicks have an open roster spot and with a few days remaining in the regular season the team is considering filling it, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

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Andrew Bogut's season over? 

April, 15, 2014
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Andrew Bogut has been diagnosed with a fractured right rib and there is a chance his season is over since the normal recovery period is about six weeks. The Golden State Warriors are officially listing Bogut as "out indefinitely" and on Monday their starting center was in a lot of pain.

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