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Jrue Holiday underwent successful surgery to remove a screw from a previously placed rod in his lower right leg, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Wednesday.
Quincy Pondexter also underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday.
A timetable for both players' return to basketball activities will be determined at a later date.
Masai Ujiri has yet to make a decision on Dwane Casey's tenure as head coach of the Toronto Raptors.
"I'm still studying it, we're still gathering all the information," Ujiri told Sportsnet 590 The FAN in regards to whether a decision has been made on Casey's future.
Approximately 20 minutes later, Ujiri told competing station TSN 1050 the same thing.
"We're still going to go through the process of looking at the things we did well and the things we didn't do so well," he said. "When that happens, we will make a decision and move forward."
Casey has two years and $8 million remaining on his contract.
Ujiri said taking a step backwards may be necessary for the Raptors.
"That's an option," Ujiri told TSN. "Everything we are going to do is going to be what's good for this organization and competing for a championship in the future."
Joe Dumars has been linked to a job within the New Orleans Pelicans front office for several weeks.
A report from the Times-Picayune indicated that Dumars had met with Mickey Loomis during New Orleans Saints' road games in 2014 to gauge his opinion on the Pelicans.
"No job offer or position has been discussed w/ Joe [Dumars] regarding Pels," said spokesman Greg Bensel.
Dell Demps is signed through 15-16 and the Pelicans hold a team option for 16-17.
Jimmy Butler has won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award. The announcement will come later this week.
Butler rejected an extension offer from the Chicago Bulls and betting on himself will likely lead to a max contract in the offseason as a restricted free agent.
The Cleveland Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for Kevin Love.
Love is out for the remainder of the playoffs.
It's not known what the team plans to do with the unused slings
Khris Middleton will be one of the NBA's most highly coveted restricted free agent.
Middleton put up a great season and is well-liked by advanced analytics.
One executive predicts Middleton to receive an offer of $15 million per season.
“That’s what Chandler Parsons got, but this guy plays much better defense,” the executive said.
Middleton is a good perimeter shooter and he can defend multiple positions at a high level.
Isiah Thomas insists he has had no conversations with James Dolan about taking over the New York Knicks or helping Phil Jackson in the present.
“There’s been no discussions about that – zero," said Thomas.
Thomas was named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty.
Thomas denied that running the Knicks again as his "end game."
“I don’t have an end game, there’s no agenda,’’ Thomas said to Dan Patrick. “My thing is basketball. I don’t think anyone of us will now where we’ll be 5, 10 years from now. I don’t have an end game. I hope the end game is we’re all involved in sports and make a living off the game.
“We never get to write the ending. We can only live our life. I just know where I’m at now with the Liberty.’’
Phil Jackson's first season with the Knicks resulted in a 17-65 record.
“My relationship with Phil has always been great and respectful,’’ Thomas told WFAN. “I have great respect for Phil Jackson as well as everyone else here. He’s accomplished, he knows what he’s doing and he’s a great basketball mind. I think everyone should be happy that he’s there.”
Isiah Thomas was hired on Tuesday by the New York Liberty of the WNBA as president.
Thomas was previously president of the New York Knicks and has remained close to James Dolan.
"James Dolan is obsessed with Isiah," said Wojnarowski on The Dan Patrick Show. "He's obsessed with redeeming him. He's obsessed with having him by his side. He's put him back in the building now."
Wojnarowski also said he has never expected the Phil Jackson partnership with Dolan to last for the length of his five-year contract.
Kevin Love is out for the season following shoulder surgery and he could have already played his final game with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers had been hoping that Love would have an opportunity to make his mark with the franchise during the playoffs.
"Love hasn't been super willing to play that (Chris Bosh) part," said Wojnarowski on the Dan Patrick Show.
"He's going to look at free agency. I think he's going to look at other teams."
Love also could opt-in for another season and become a free agent in 2016 when the cap increases.
"There's a legitimate fear with the Cavs that he will just walk."