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Mavericks Void One-Year Deal Of Rashard Lewis

The Dallas Mavericks have voided hte one-year contract of Rashard Lewis.

Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.

"We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued succes," said Donnie Nelson in a statement.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Andrew Bynum May Sit Out 14-15 Season, Knicks Interested In Him If Healthy

Andrew Bynum is considering sitting out the entire 14-15 NBA season in order to undergo the Regenokine knee therapy procedure.

The non-surgical procedure uses injections to help grow new cartilage, and requires an extra-long rehab.

If Bynum successfully completes the program, he could return in 2015-16, according to his agent David Lee, who said the Knicks potentially would be interested in Bynum.

"If he's healthy, Phil (Jackson) will be interested," Lee told the Post, referring to the Knicks team president who coached Bynum while with the Lakers. "Phil knew how to tap into Andrew. They got along famously."


Perry Jones Out 4-6 Weeks With Knee Surgery

Perry Jones underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Monday.

Jones is expected to miss four to six weeks before returning to normal offseason activities.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Derrick Rose Starts Practice With Bulls' Summer League Team

Derrick Rose started practice with the Chicago Bulls' summer league team on Tuesday before it leaves to Las Vegas.

Rose will not play in the summer league games. He could also participate in Team USA's mini-camp this summer.

The Bulls' summer league team includes Doug McDermott, Tony Snell, Cameron Bairstow and others.

Rose missed most of last season due to a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Pierre Jackson Diagnosed With Ruptured Achillies

Pierre Jackson suffered an injury to his right Achillies on Saturday during the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league opener.

The injury is initially diagnosed as a rupture.

Jackson was traded by the New Orleans Pelicans to the 76ers on draft night.

Via Keith Pompey/The Philadelphia Inquirer

Julius Randle Won't Need Foot Surgery

Julius Randle has been cleared to play immediately for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Randle was seen by a foot specialist, which some believed would need surgery following the NBA Draft.

The Lakers selected Randle with the seventh overall pick.

Via Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Ginobili Has Stress Fracture In Right Leg

Manu Ginobili has a stress fracture in his right leg and is unlikely to represent Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer.

Ginobili was diagnosed with the early stages of a stress fracture in his exit physical with the San Antonio Spurs. 

Ginobili is seeking a second medical opinion before proceeding, sources said.

The recovery and rehab for the injury is expected to be two months, which would make him available for the start of training camp.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Patty Mills To Miss Seven Months With Shoulder Surgery

Patty Mills will need to undergo rotator cuff surgery in his right shoulder and is expected to miss up to seven months.

Mills played through the pain during the season and scans revealed the wear and tear of the injury.

Mills will miss the World Cup of Basketball for Australia later this summer.

Mills is also a free agent this offseason.

Via Sydney Morning Herald

Joel Embiid Expected To Miss 5-8 Months

Joel Embiid could miss his entire rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers following surgery on his foot.

"I've seen reported by some 4 to 6 months [for Embiid to be sidelined]," Sam Hinkie said. "I don't know where they came from. That's not the number that I heard from the surgeon himself; it's 5 to 8 months. Guess what our approach will be? We will focus on the health of the player. We've had this discussion before. I don't want that to sound glib, because it's not. It is all that matters, the long-term health of the player. Will we be smart about that? Of course. Will we be thoughtful about that? I hope so. Will we be patient? Yes, yes. We will focus on giving him a chance to be as healthy as he can be, to have the kind of career that he can have. If he can be healthy - and we think there is a very, very good chance - if he can be healthy he can have a very productive NBA career."

Via Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

76ers Expect Joel Embiid To Miss Up To Eight Months With Foot Injury

Joel Embiid was projected by media reports to miss four to six months due to a stress fracture in his right foot, but the Philadelphia 76ers expect a five-to-eight month recovery timetable.

"I've seen reported some four to six months [for Embiid]," Sam Hinkie said. "That's not the number I heard. The number I heard from the surgeon himself was five to eight months.

"We will focus on the long-term health of the player. That's all that matters. Will we be smart about that? Of course. Will we be patient? Yes. If he can remain healthy, he can have a fantastic NBA career."

Embiid went to the 76ers with the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

Via Matt Lombardo/NJ.com

Martell Webster To Miss 3-5 Months After Back Surgery

Martell Webster sustained the injury during a routine workout at the Wizardsí practice facility last week.
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