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2013 Basketball Draft Prep: Position eligibility chart

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This is our position eligibility chart for the upcoming NBA season. Use this resource to see how many games a player saw at either center, forward or guard during the 2012-13 season. This will be especially helpful if you play in leagues with varrying rules regarding position eligibility. The players are listed in alphabetical order.

Position key
GS: Games started
GS/C: Games started at center
GS/F: Games started at forward
GS/G: Games started at guard

Position Eligibility
Player GS GS/C GS/F GS/G
Quincy Acy 0 0 0 0
Jeff Adrien 5 0 5 0
Arron Afflalo 64 0 7 57
Josh Akognon 0 0 0 0
Cole Aldrich 0 0 0 0
LaMarcus Aldridge 74 2 72 0
Tony Allen 79 0 3 76
Lavoy Allen 37 32 5 0
Ray Allen 0 0 0 0
Al-Farouq Aminu 71 0 71 0
Lou Amundson 0 0 0 0
Chris Andersen 0 0 0 0
Alan Anderson 2 0 2 0
James Anderson 2 0 0 2
Ryan Anderson 22 0 22 0
Carmelo Anthony 67 0 67 0
Joel Anthony 3 3 0 0
Trevor Ariza 15 0 14 1
Darrell Arthur 3 1 2 0
Omer Asik 82 82 0 0
D.J. Augustin 5 0 0 5
Gustavo Ayon 3 0 3 0
Luke Babbitt 0 0 0 0
Leandro Barbosa 2 0 0 2
J.J. Barea 2 0 0 2
Andrea Bargnani 25 1 24 0
Harrison Barnes 81 0 81 0
Matt Barnes 4 0 4 0
Earl Barron 2 1 1 0
Will Barton 5 0 0 5
Brandon Bass 69 4 65 0
Shane Battier 20 0 20 0
Nicolas Batum 73 0 73 0
Jerryd Bayless 4 0 0 4
Aron Baynes 0 0 0 0
Kent Bazemore 0 0 0 0
Bradley Beal 46 0 2 44
Michael Beasley 20 0 20 0
Roddy Beaubois 0 0 0 0
Marco Belinelli 27 0 1 26
Raja Bell 0 0 0 0
Patrick Beverley 0 0 0 0
Andris Biedrins 9 9 0 0
Chauncey Billups 22 0 0 22
Bismack Biyombo 65 63 2 0
DeJuan Blair 16 15 1 0
Steve Blake 13 0 0 13
Andray Blatche 8 8 0 0
Eric Bledsoe 12 0 0 12
Keith Bogans 23 0 17 6
Andrew Bogut 32 32 0 0
Matt Bonner 4 1 3 0
Trevor Booker 14 0 14 0
Carlos Boozer 79 3 76 0
Chris Bosh 74 74 0 0
Avery Bradley 50 0 0 50
Elton Brand 18 6 12 0
Corey Brewer 2 0 1 1
Ronnie Brewer 34 0 24 10
Aaron Brooks 20 0 0 20
MarShon Brooks 2 0 0 2
Kwame Brown 11 11 0 0
Shannon Brown 22 0 0 22
Kobe Bryant 78 0 12 66
Chase Budinger 1 0 0 1
Alec Burks 0 0 0 0
Caron Butler 78 0 78 0
Jimmy Butler 20 0 10 10
Andrew Bynum 0 0 0 0
Will Bynum 0 0 0 0
Jose Calderon 58 0 0 58
Marcus Camby 4 0 4 0
DeMarre Carroll 12 0 12 0
Matt Carroll 0 0 0 0
Vince Carter 3 0 3 0
Omri Casspi 1 0 1 0
Mario Chalmers 77 0 0 77
Tyson Chandler 66 66 0 0
Wilson Chandler 8 0 8 0
Josh Childress 0 0 0 0
Earl Clark 36 0 36 0
Victor Claver 16 0 9 7
Norris Cole 4 0 0 4
Jason Collins 9 8 1 0
Darren Collison 47 0 0 47
Nick Collison 2 0 2 0
Mike Conley 80 0 0 80
Will Conroy 0 0 0 0
Daequan Cook 1 0 1 0
Chris Copeland 13 3 10 0
DeMarcus Cousins 74 74 0 0
Jamal Crawford 0 0 0 0
Jordan Crawford 14 1 0 13
Jae Crowder 16 0 16 0
Dante Cunningham 9 1 8 0
Jared Cunningham 0 0 0 0
Eddy Curry 0 0 0 0
Stephen Curry 78 0 0 78
Samuel Dalembert 23 20 3 0
Marquis Daniels 33 0 33 0
Anthony Davis 60 0 60 0
Ed Davis 28 1 27 0
Glen Davis 33 0 33 0
Austin Daye 0 0 0 0
Nando De Colo 6 0 0 6
Carlos Delfino 5 0 3 2
Luol Deng 75 0 75 0
Justin Dentmon 0 0 0 0
DeMar DeRozan 82 0 0 82
Boris Diaw 20 8 12 0
DeSagana Diop 1 1 0 0
Keyon Dooling 0 0 0 0
Toney Douglas 0 0 0 0
Chris Douglas-Roberts 0 0 0 0
Goran Dragic 77 0 0 77
Andre Drummond 10 10 0 0
Jared Dudley 50 0 13 37
Chris Duhon 9 0 0 9
Tim Duncan 69 0 69 0
Mike Dunleavy Jr. 3 0 3 0
Kevin Durant 81 0 81 0
Devin Ebanks 3 0 3 0
Wayne Ellington 21 0 0 21
Monta Ellis 82 0 0 82
Kim English 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Evans 0 0 0 0
Reggie Evans 56 0 56 0
Tyreke Evans 61 0 0 61
Festus Ezeli 41 41 0 0
Kenneth Faried 80 0 80 0
Derrick Favors 8 2 6 0
Raymond Felton 68 0 0 68
Landry Fields 22 0 22 0
Derek Fisher 9 0 0 9
Evan Fournier 4 0 0 4
Randy Foye 72 0 0 72
Jimmer Fredette 0 0 0 0
Joel Freeland 1 1 0 0
Channing Frye 0 0 0 0
Danilo Gallinari 71 0 71 0
Francisco Garcia 20 0 8 12
Kevin Garnett 68 62 6 0
Diante Garrett 0 0 0 0
Marc Gasol 80 80 0 0
Pau Gasol 42 3 39 0
Rudy Gay 74 0 74 0
Alonzo Gee 82 0 81 1
Mickael Gelabale 13 0 13 0
Paul George 79 0 73 6
Daniel Gibson 3 0 0 3
Taj Gibson 5 3 2 0
Manu Ginobili 0 0 0 0
Drew Gooden 0 0 0 0
Ben Gordon 0 0 0 0
Eric Gordon 40 0 0 40
Marcin Gortat 61 61 0 0
Andrew Goudelock 0 0 0 0
Danny Granger 0 0 0 0
Aaron Gray 16 16 0 0
Danny Green 80 0 15 65
Draymond Green 1 0 1 0
Gerald Green 7 0 4 3
Jeff Green 17 1 15 1
Willie Green 60 0 0 60
Donte Greene 0 0 0 0
Blake Griffin 80 0 80 0
Hamed Haddadi 0 0 0 0
Jordan Hamilton 1 0 1 0
Richard Hamilton 45 0 0 45
Tyler Hansbrough 8 0 8 0
Ben Hansbrough 0 0 0 0
Luke Harangody 0 0 0 0
James Harden 78 0 0 78
Maurice Harkless 59 1 56 2
Josh Harrellson 0 0 0 0
Al Harrington 0 0 0 0
Devin Harris 34 0 0 34
Terrel Harris 0 0 0 0
Tobias Harris 34 0 34 0
Udonis Haslem 59 5 54 0
Spencer Hawes 40 39 1 0
Chuck Hayes 1 1 0 0
Gordon Hayward 27 0 17 10
Lazar Hayward 0 0 0 0
Brendan Haywood 17 17 0 0
Gerald Henderson 58 0 0 58
Xavier Henry 2 0 2 0
John Henson 9 4 5 0
Roy Hibbert 79 79 0 0
JJ Hickson 80 71 9 0
Cory Higgins 0 0 0 0
Nene 49 0 49 0
George Hill 76 0 0 76
Grant Hill 0 0 0 0
Jordan Hill 1 0 1 0
Kirk Hinrich 60 0 0 60
Jrue Holiday 78 0 0 78
Justin Holiday 0 0 0 0
Ryan Hollins 0 0 0 0
Tyler Honeycutt 0 0 0 0
Al Horford 74 58 16 0
Dwight Howard 76 76 0 0
Josh Howard 4 0 4 0
Juwan Howard 2 0 2 0
Kris Humphries 21 0 21 0
Serge Ibaka 80 0 80 0
Andre Iguodala 80 0 3 77
Ersan Ilyasova 54 0 54 0
Kyrie Irving 59 0 0 59
Royal Ivey 5 0 0 5
Jarrett Jack 4 0 0 4
Reggie Jackson 0 0 0 0
Stephen Jackson 6 0 6 0
Bernard James 11 11 0 0
Damion James 0 0 0 0
LeBron James 76 0 76 0
Mike James 23 0 0 23
Antawn Jamison 6 0 6 0
Al Jefferson 78 78 0 0
Richard Jefferson 1 0 1 0
Jared Jeffries 0 0 0 0
Charles Jenkins 1 0 0 1
John Jenkins 2 0 1 1
Brandon Jennings 80 0 0 80
Jonas Jerebko 2 0 2 0
Amir Johnson 38 8 30 0
Chris Johnson 0 0 0 0
Chris Johnson 0 0 0 0
Ivan Johnson 5 1 4 0
James Johnson 11 0 11 0
Joe Johnson 72 0 2 70
Orlando Johnson 0 0 0 0
Wesley Johnson 21 0 0 21
Darius Johnson-Odom 0 0 0 0
Dahntay Jones 19 0 15 4
DeQuan Jones 17 0 13 4
Dominique Jones 3 0 0 3
Dwayne Jones 0 0 0 0
James Jones 0 0 0 0
Kevin Jones 0 0 0 0
Perry Jones 1 0 1 0
Solomon Jones 1 1 0 0
Terrence Jones 0 0 0 0
DeAndre Jordan 82 82 0 0
Cory Joseph 9 0 0 9
Kris Joseph 0 0 0 0
Chris Kaman 52 52 0 0
Enes Kanter 2 2 0 0
Jason Kidd 48 0 0 48
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 77 0 76 1
Andrei Kirilenko 64 0 64 0
Linas Kleiza 3 0 3 0
Brandon Knight 75 0 0 75
Kyle Korver 60 0 32 28
Kosta Koufos 81 81 0 0
Viacheslav Kravtsov 0 0 0 0
Doron Lamb 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Lamb 0 0 0 0
Carl Landry 2 0 2 0
Ty Lawson 71 0 0 71
Courtney Lee 39 0 0 39
David Lee 79 0 79 0
Malcolm Lee 12 0 0 12
Kawhi Leonard 57 0 57 0
Meyers Leonard 9 8 1 0
Travis Leslie 0 0 0 0
Jon Leuer 0 0 0 0
Rashard Lewis 9 0 9 0
DeAndre Liggins 1 0 0 1
Damian Lillard 82 0 0 82
Jeremy Lin 82 0 0 82
Shaun Livingston 16 0 0 16
Brook Lopez 74 74 0 0
Robin Lopez 82 82 0 0
Kevin Love 18 0 18 0
Kyle Lowry 52 0 0 52
John Lucas III 0 0 0 0
Scott Machado 0 0 0 0
Shelvin Mack 3 0 0 3
Corey Maggette 0 0 0 0
Ian Mahinmi 2 2 0 0
Shawn Marion 67 0 67 0
Kendall Marshall 3 0 0 3
Cartier Martin 3 0 3 0
Kenyon Martin 11 9 2 0
Kevin Martin 0 0 0 0
Roger Mason Jr. 13 0 0 13
Wesley Matthews 69 0 0 69
Jason Maxiell 71 1 70 0
Eric Maynor 0 0 0 0
O.J. Mayo 82 0 0 82
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 45 0 45 0
JaVale McGee 0 0 0 0
Tracy McGrady 0 0 0 0
Dominic McGuire 10 0 10 0
Jerel McNeal 0 0 0 0
Josh McRoberts 22 0 22 0
Jodie Meeks 10 0 0 10
Fab Melo 0 0 0 0
Khris Middleton 0 0 0 0
C.J. Miles 13 0 0 13
Darko Milicic 0 0 0 0
Andre Miller 11 0 0 11
Darius Miller 2 0 0 2
Mike Miller 17 0 3 14
Quincy Miller 0 0 0 0
Patty Mills 2 0 0 2
Paul Millsap 78 0 78 0
Nazr Mohammed 12 12 0 0
Greg Monroe 81 71 10 0
E'Twaun Moore 21 0 1 20
Darius Morris 17 0 1 16
Marcus Morris 23 0 23 0
Markieff Morris 32 0 32 0
Anthony Morrow 1 0 1 0
Donatas Motiejunas 14 0 14 0
Arnett Moultrie 0 0 0 0
Timofey Mozgov 1 1 0 0
Byron Mullens 41 1 40 0
Kevin Murphy 0 0 0 0
Troy Murphy 1 0 1 0
Steve Nash 50 0 0 50
Gary Neal 17 0 1 16
Jameer Nelson 56 0 0 56
Andrew Nicholson 28 0 26 2
Joakim Noah 64 64 0 0
Steve Novak 1 0 1 0
Dirk Nowitzki 47 0 47 0
Lamar Odom 2 0 2 0
Tim Ohlbrecht 0 0 0 0
Emeka Okafor 77 77 0 0
Jermaine O'Neal 4 4 0 0
Kyle O'Quinn 5 4 1 0
Daniel Orton 0 0 0 0
Travis Outlaw 2 0 2 0
Zaza Pachulia 15 15 0 0
Jannero Pargo 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Pargo 11 0 0 11
Tony Parker 66 0 0 66
Chandler Parsons 76 0 76 0
Patrick Patterson 41 0 41 0
Chris Paul 70 0 0 70
Sasha Pavlovic 1 0 0 1
Nikola Pekovic 62 62 0 0
Jeff Pendergraph 0 0 0 0
Kendrick Perkins 78 78 0 0
Johan Petro 8 7 1 0
Paul Pierce 77 0 70 7
Mickael Pietrus 16 0 16 0
Dexter Pittman 0 0 0 0
Miles Plumlee 0 0 0 0
Quincy Pondexter 1 0 1 0
A.J. Price 22 0 0 22
Ronnie Price 0 0 0 0
Pablo Prigioni 18 0 0 18
Tayshaun Prince 81 0 81 0
Joel Przybilla 1 1 0 0
Chris Quinn 0 0 0 0
Vladimir Radmanovic 0 0 0 0
Anthony Randolph 0 0 0 0
Shavlik Randolph 0 0 0 0
Zach Randolph 75 0 75 0
J.J. Redick 13 0 0 13
Willie Reed 0 0 0 0
Jason Richardson 33 0 0 33
Quentin Richardson 0 0 0 0
Luke Ridnour 82 0 0 82
Austin Rivers 26 0 0 26
Brian Roberts 5 0 0 5
Nate Robinson 23 0 0 23
Thomas Robinson 0 0 0 0
Rajon Rondo 38 0 0 38
Derrick Rose 0 0 0 0
Terrence Ross 2 0 2 0
Brandon Roy 5 0 0 5
Ricky Rubio 47 0 0 47
Brandon Rush 0 0 0 0
Robert Sacre 3 3 0 0
John Salmons 72 0 71 1
Samardo Samuels 1 0 1 0
Larry Sanders 55 52 3 0
Luis Scola 67 17 50 0
Mike Scott 1 1 0 0
Thabo Sefolosha 81 0 0 81
Josh Selby 0 0 0 0
Kevin Seraphin 8 3 5 0
Ramon Sessions 0 0 0 0
Tornike Shengelia 0 0 0 0
Iman Shumpert 45 0 29 16
Alexey Shved 16 0 1 15
Henry Sims 0 0 0 0
Kyle Singler 74 0 37 37
Chris Singleton 11 0 11 0
Donald Sloan 0 0 0 0
J.R. Smith 0 0 0 0
Greg Smith 10 0 10 0
Ish Smith 3 0 0 3
Jason Smith 0 0 0 0
Josh Smith 76 0 76 0
Nolan Smith 0 0 0 0
Marreese Speights 3 1 2 0
Tiago Splitter 58 58 0 0
Jerry Stackhouse 0 0 0 0
Lance Stephenson 72 0 0 72
DeShawn Stevenson 31 0 22 9
Greg Stiemsma 19 19 0 0
Julyan Stone 0 0 0 0
Amar'e Stoudemire 0 0 0 0
Rodney Stuckey 24 0 0 24
Jared Sullinger 5 0 5 0
DaJuan Summers 0 0 0 0
Jeff Taylor 29 0 6 23
Tyshawn Taylor 0 0 0 0
Jeff Teague 78 0 0 78
Marquis Teague 0 0 0 0
Mirza Teletovic 0 0 0 0
Sebastian Telfair 2 0 0 2
Garrett Temple 36 0 0 36
Jason Terry 24 0 0 24
Hasheem Thabeet 4 4 0 0
Isaiah Thomas 62 0 0 62
Kurt Thomas 17 2 15 0
Lance Thomas 9 0 9 0
Malcolm Thomas 0 0 0 0
Tyrus Thomas 2 0 2 0
Trey Thompkins 0 0 0 0
Jason Thompson 81 7 74 0
Klay Thompson 82 0 0 82
Tristan Thompson 82 1 81 0
Marcus Thornton 8 0 0 8
Jamaal Tinsley 32 0 0 32
Anthony Tolliver 11 0 11 0
P.J. Tucker 45 0 43 2
Ronny Turiaf 0 0 0 0
Hedo Turkoglu 1 0 1 0
Evan Turner 82 0 70 12
Jeremy Tyler 0 0 0 0
Ekpe Udoh 9 5 4 0
Beno Udrih 9 0 0 9
Jonas Valanciunas 57 57 0 0
Anderson Varejao 25 25 0 0
Jarvis Varnado 0 0 0 0
Greivis Vasquez 78 0 0 78
Jan Vesely 4 0 4 0
Charlie Villanueva 0 0 0 0
Nikola Vucevic 77 77 0 0
Dwyane Wade 69 0 0 69
Dion Waiters 48 0 0 48
Kemba Walker 82 0 0 82
John Wall 42 0 0 42
Gerald Wallace 68 0 68 0
Rasheed Wallace 0 0 0 0
Luke Walton 0 0 0 0
Hakim Warrick 14 0 14 0
C.J. Watson 8 0 0 8
Earl Watson 4 0 0 4
Maalik Wayns 1 0 0 1
Martell Webster 62 0 61 1
David West 73 0 73 0
Russell Westbrook 82 0 0 82
D.J. White 0 0 0 0
James White 16 0 12 4
Royce White 0 0 0 0
Chris Wilcox 7 7 0 0
Damien Wilkins 21 0 1 20
Deron Williams 78 0 0 78
Derrick Williams 56 0 56 0
Elliot Williams 0 0 0 0
Lou Williams 9 0 0 9
Marvin Williams 51 0 51 0
Mo Williams 46 0 0 46
Reggie Williams 0 0 0 0
Terrence Williams 0 0 0 0
Metta World Peace 66 0 66 0
Brandan Wright 16 13 3 0
Chris Wright 0 0 0 0
Dorell Wright 8 0 8 0
Tony Wroten 0 0 0 0
Nick Young 17 0 3 14
Sam Young 3 0 3 0
Thaddeus Young 76 0 76 0
Luke Zeller 0 0 0 0
Tyler Zeller 55 55 0 0

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Pistons PF Greg Monroe explains why he could walk away
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:02 pm ET) Pistons forward Greg Monroe has explained his side of the contract squabble in which he turned down a sizeable offer from the team in favor of a one-year deal that could allow him to leave next July.

"It's no disrespect to the people working here but it was just tough for me to agree to another four years with new people," he told the Detroit News. "Honestly, if you were to ask the average person would they do that in the arena they're in, they'd say no."

Monroe made certain to explain that his decision was not a slam against the city or fans.

"When talking about leaving Detroit, it was the team specifically," he said. "I have no problem with the city, or the fans or the people. I don't have a problem with anyone here. I've been received with open arms. People have always shown me love. Fans, they've stuck with us through hard times."

Monroe has been one of the bright lights in a sea of darkness. He has averaged 15-16 points and 9-10 rebounds per game in each of the last three seasons.


Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony: I'm 'most underrated'
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:10 am ET) Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has raised more than a few eyebrows by proclaiming himself as the "most underrated superstar" in the NBA, per ESPN.

Anthony was responding to a question indicating he could be underrated because he has yet to win an NBA championship.

"I know what I'm capable of doing," he said. "I know the grind and the hard work I put in to this. I know how consistent I've been over my career. To do it day in and day out and night in and night out on a very consistent basis year in and year out, I know what I can do and I know the work I've put in. ... So as far as caring about if I'm underrated as a superstar, and getting the respect I deserve, I don't worry about that."

Anthony won the the NBA scoring title in 2013 and finished second to Kevin Durant last year. But though his teams have been playoff qualifiers in 10 of his 11 seasons, they have advanced past the second round just once.


LeBron James dealing with some back soreness after scrimmage
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James is dealing with a bit of back soreness following the team's scrimmage Wednesday, according to ESPN.

Following the scrimmage, head coach David Blatt downplayed the issue. "I think overall [LeBron's] fine," Blatt said. "He’s got a little bit of back soreness and we’ll monitor that carefully." James scored 13 points during the scrimmage. 


Pelicans being 'smart' with Jrue Holiday's practice time
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) The Pelicans are being cautious with point guard Jrue Holiday, limiting his practice time as he returns from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his tibia, The Times-Picayune reports.

"We are trying to be smart with his comeback," coach Monty Williams said. "After about two weeks of this, it's time to ramp it up and get going."

Holiday said he came out of Tuesday's and Wednesday's practices feeling good if a bit sore. "I'm sore," Holiday said. "Again I don't think I have pushed my body this much for a long time. It's good. All of our trainers and Monty had to kick me off the court yesterday because I didn't want to stop. But I am glad he did because I am feeling it today. Again that's a part of me still learning how to take care of my body and come back strong these next days."

Holiday didn't play a game after Jan. 8 last season and ultimately underwent surgery in February. He averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 34 games.


Hornets center Al Jefferson looking to improve defensive presence
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Hornets center Al Jefferson said he is tired of being a defensive liability and is looking to make sure opposing teams don't target his pick-and-roll defense, according to The Charlotte Observer.

"I refuse to continue getting picked on at the end of games. It’s not fun," Jefferson said. "Last year at the end of games teams always put me in high pick-and-rolls. I got sick of them thinking that was to their advantage, and it was to their advantage."

Coach Steve Clifford said he was happy that Jefferson brought up the subject of his defensive issues and saved the coaches from having to point it out.

"He’s working hard. His attitude is great. I sense more of a hunger than any kind of complacency," Clifford said. "He sees what the possibilities are for the group. He’s competitive and wants to win."


Pistons coach speaks highly of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy spoke highly Wednesday about second-year guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to the team's official website.

"You always look at players first to their strengths, where can a guy be great," Van Gundy said. "I think he can be an elite defender in this league at the two guard and we’ll look for that every night. I think he is a high-energy guy who can get up and down the floor and attack the basket in transition. Those two things have got to be his foundation."

Caldwell-Pope averaged 24 points per game in the Summer League. However, he's still not at the stage in his career where the Pistons are counting on him to be one of their top scorers.

"On the offensive end, he’s going to have to slow down a little bit, get under control, and like a lot of people it will come down to how many shots he can make, how efficient he can be shooting the ball, how consistent can you be," Van Gundy said. "But I think he’s got a great foundation with the defense and energy that will get him on the floor and give him a chance to develop in those other areas."


Lakers forward Ryan Kelly suffers hamstring strain
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Lakers forward Ryan Kelly suffered a moderate left hamstring strain Wednesday. The Lakers will have more information about the severity of his injury Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

Pacers forward C.J. Miles not worried about calf strain
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Pacers forward C.J. Miles has been unable to complete a full practice at the start of training camp due to a calf strain, according to VigilantSports.com. However, Miles is not worried about the injury.

"It’s just a little strain, nothing crazy," he said Wednesday. "I’m pretty much healed. I’m doing everything just monitoring the contact a little bit just because of the wear and tear on it.

"It doesn’t make sense for me to be out with a strain for three weeks now when I could take a couple days just two get it all the way back, finish the month and be ready for the first game of the season. But I’m well past sitting out. Just monitoring it, that’s all."

Miles added he only sits out a portion of practice.

"I do everything throughout the whole practice until like just a little bit of the contact just towards the end," he explained. "Since the first practices are long, they don’t want me go through the wear and tear of the whole practice."


Jonas Jerebko will be part of Pistons' 10-man rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy indicated Wednesday forward Jonas Jerebko will be part of a 10-man rotation this season.

"We'll play at least nine on a nightly basis but probably 10 a lot, based on the way Jonas has played in September and in camp," Van Gundy said after Wednesday's morning practice, per the team's official website. "I've been really happy (with him). Nobody put more time in here this summer than Jonas did. Because of his play with the national team in years past, he's never really been able to devote as much time to his own development and his own game. He's gotten stronger. He's in tremendous shape.

"I think the key to Jonas -- and we talked about this early on -- is he has to get back to being the guy he was when he first came into the league, that hungry guy playing with incredible energy, trying to make his spot. What we've seen in September, he looks like a guy who is committed to being a high-energy guy."


D.J. Stephens added to Pelicans' training camp roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) The Pelicans added guard/forward D.J. Stephens to the training camp roster, according to The Times-Picayune. Stephens appeared in three games for the Bucks in 2013-14, averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds.

 
 
 
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