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Kyrie Irving Could Be Out Until January

Aug 27, 2015 5:03 PM

The rehabilitation of Kyrie Irving from a fractured kneecap is going smoothly, but he is almost certainly not going to be ready for the Cleveland Cavaliers' opener on Oct. 27.

Irving could remain out until January.

Irving underwent surgery in early June with an expected recovery time of three to four months.

The Cavaliers want to bring him back slowly without risking a setback, with the goal of being at full strength entering the playoffs.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Chuck Hayes Won't Sign With Rockets, Pursuing Other Teams

Aug 27, 2015 12:03 PM

Chuck Hayes will not sign with the Houston Rockets for the 15-16 season as expected.

"Due to limited roster flexibility and other financial considerations, Chuck Hayes will not be signing with the Rockets as previously announced," wrote Calvin Andrews to Yahoo. "Chuck is very interested in continuing his playing career although he has received multiple offers to accept NBA coaching/front office jobs.

"Chuck's near future plans are to go into a coaching/front office career, however, Hayes has spent a lot of time preparing and training for this upcoming season. Many observers have said he looks in better shape than he has in years.

"Chuck and his agents are exploring if there are other teams interested in him playing this year."

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Woman Files Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

Aug 27, 2015 12:08 PM

Derrick Rose has had a lawsuit filed against him alleging sexual misconduct.

The suit was filed Wednesday by an unidentified woman who said she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013. She is accusing Rose and two friends of slipping a drug into her drink and later committing sexual acts against her will. The incident, she alleged, occurred in August 2013.

Rose's lawyer Lisa Cohen, in a statement to several media outlets, acknowledged that Rose and the woman were in a consensual, nonexclusive relationship but said the accusations are "completely false and without any factual basis."

The Bulls issued a statement early Thursday morning, saying: "We just learned about this matter and do not know all the facts. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

ESPN

Tags: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA

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Ryan Hollins Receiving Interest From Kings, Wizards, Clippers

Aug 27, 2015 11:53 AM

Ryan Hollins is drawing interest from the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Hollins has most recently played for the Kings and Clippers.

Hollins turns 31 in October and was a second round pick in 2006 out of UCLA.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ryan Hollins, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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ESPN Gives 28 Five-Star Grades To Class Of 2016

Aug 26, 2015 8:46 PM

ESPN has graded out 28 five-star prospects for the incoming freshman class of 2016.

NBA scouts are especially excited for the 2017 draft, while the 2016 class isn't expected to be particularly deep.

Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Dennis Smith Jr. and Malik Monk are in ESPN's top-five.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Clippers Remain Interested In Signing Glen Davis

Aug 26, 2015 8:40 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers remain interested in signing Glen Davis.

Doc Rivers spoke with agents for Davis earlier this week, but no deal has been reached.

The Dallas Mavericks have also reached out to Davis.

Teams in China and Europe are also possibilities for Davis.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Glen Davis, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brandon Jennings Okay Coming Off Bench

Aug 27, 2015 12:53 PM

Brandon Jennings was in favor of the Detroit Pistons re-signing Reggie Jackson this offseason despite the fact they play the same position.

"Bringing in Reggie Jackson was smart," Jennings said. "I'm supposed to be out, really, for nine months, and they need a point guard. ...

"My main thing is just to get healthy. Hey, if I have to come off the bench and be the sixth man or whatever, I'm fine with that. Man, I just want to play basketball again. I just want to get back on the court and have fun."

Jennings made his comments on "The Point Game Podcast," hosted by the Comcast SportsNet's Jabari Young and Vincent Goodwill.

Even as he's been physically limited in preparing his game for a comeback, he's also been getting mentally ready.

"I actually had time to sit back, and I really started studying other players' games," Jennings said. "I got this highlight tape on Kenny Anderson, Tim Hardaway, and I've been studying a lot on James Harden lately, how he just gets to the free throw line easily."

Steve Schrader/Detroit Free Press

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Chris Singleton Receiving Interest From Clippers

Aug 27, 2015 4:45 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have been in touch with representatives for Chris Singleton.

Singleton was the 18th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards out of Florida State.

Singleton played in China last season with the Jiangsu Dragons and then in the D-League with the Oklahoma City Blue.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Chris Singleton, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam

Aug 27, 2015 4:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam.

"It's an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns," said Jent. "Personally, it's a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn't be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball potential than in Bakersfield. I can't wait to get into the gym with the team and try to do something special as a group."

Jent, 45, joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Malone’s lead assistant with the Sacramento Kings. Prior to his role with the Kings, Jent served as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater Ohio State for two seasons (2011-13). During his tenure at Ohio State, the Buckeyes went 60-15 and earned a Final Four berth in 2012 and an Elite Eight appearance in 2013.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns, Bakersfield Jam, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Darryl Dawkins Passes Away At 58

Aug 27, 2015 4:31 PM

Darryl Dawkins has passed away at the age of 58.

Dawkins had the nickname of Chocolate Thunder and broke two backboards in separate games in 1979.

The Orlando native played 15 seasons in the NBA, spending the majority of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets.

Dawkins was the first player ever drafted directly from high school to the NBA.

WFMZ

Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Otto Porter Prepared To Play Stretch-4 For Wizards
Otto Porter emerged in the playoffs and would like to play some stretch four this season.

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Jordan Clarkson Trying To Play For Philippines As Natural Born Player
Jordan Clarkson could play in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship as he's been named to the preliminary roster of the Philippines.

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Heat More Likely To Trade Chris Andersen Than Mario Chalmers
Chris Andersen is due approximately $5 million and the Heat haven't found much of a market for a trade.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Kevin Pelton On The Greatest Teams Ever
Host Nate Duncan and Kevin Pelton discuss the greatest teams ever.

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Suns Sign Henry Sims, Cory Jefferson To Camp Deals
The Suns have agreements for Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson to compete for roster spots.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Anthony Davis Would Rather Win Gold Than MVP In 2016
Anthony Davis finished fifth in voting last season behind Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

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Lakers Sign Michael Frazier To Multi-Year Deal
Michael Frazier played for the Warriors in Summer League.

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NBA Fines Clippers $250,000 For Probited Endorsement Offer To DeAndre Jordan
The NBA's investigation concluded that the presentation of this opportunity had no impact on DeAndre Jordan's decision to re-sign with the Clippers.

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Jeff Adrien Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pelicans
Jeff Adrien averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Timberwolves in 17 games last season.

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Kidd-Gilchrist Near Agreement Upon Four-Year, $52M Extension With Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds for Charlotte last season, his third in the league.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Considering Signing Metta World Peace
The Lakers waived Metta World Peace using their amnesty provision in 2013.

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LeBron 'Hyped' About Getting Irving, Love Back In Cavs' Lineup
LeBron James wrote a message on Instagram to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who are both recovering from injuries sustained in the playoffs.

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76ers Set Goal Of October 2016 For Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid underwent surgery last week on his foot and the public timetable is five to eight months.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer (via Dan Feldman/ProBasketballTalk)

Stephen Curry Loves Warriors, 2017 Free Agency Isn't Appealing
Stephen Curry cautioned against getting too focused on the long term.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Jeff Withey Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Jazz
Jeff Withey has a strong chance of making Utah's opening night roster as they currently have just 13 guaranteed contracts.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Knicks Only Have 4 Of 17 Players From 14-15 Camp
Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway and Cleanthony Early are the only four players still on the Knicks' roster.

Charley Rosen/ESPN

Wesley Matthews Expects To Play Opening Night
Wesley Matthews is returning from a ruptured Achilles heel and signed with the Mavericks in free agency.

Bobby Karalla/Mavs.com

Dario Saric Expects To Join 76ers For 16-17 Season
Dario Saric conducted an interview in Croatia about his future in the NBA.

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