DeMarcus Cousins avoids serious injury at Team USA practice
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Kings center DeMarcus Cousins
dodged a bullet Thursday when the MRI on his right knee came back negative
According to Yahoo Sports, Cousins limped off the court during a Team USA training session after Anthony Davis landed on his knee during a scrimmage. Cousins later tweeted that he was "fine," helping to suppress any concerns of a serious injury.
Report: Greg Oden faces felony charge
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Free agent Greg Oden
is facing a felony charge
after allegedly attacking his former girlfriend after a night of drinking, the Indianapolis Star
Oden is accused of punching the woman in the face three times and fracturing a bone in her nose, according to court documents. The felony offense carries a penaly of one-to-six years in prison.
Raptors sign newly acquired Lucas Nogueira
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The Raptors signed forward Lucas Nogueira
to a rookie-scale contract Sunday, a few months after acquiring him in a trade from the Hawks.
Nogueira was the No. 16 pick by the Hawks a year ago, but sat out his rookie season while dealing with knee issues. He is expected to fight for a reserve role off the bench for the Raptors.
Kevin Seraphin stays put with Wizards
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The Wizards have come to terms
with free agent forward Kevin Seraphin
on a $3.8 million qualifying offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on Friday. Seraphin, 24, averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.9 minutes over 53 games for the Wizards last season.
David Lee OK after minor surgery
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News: David Lee
had surgery, but he considers it minor -- in fact, "very minor." The Warriors forward went under the knife a few weeks ago to address a core muscle injury
, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Coach Steve Kerr said he's doing fine and has been working out since undergoing the procedure. The 31-year-old averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds last season.
Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans finalize three-team deal
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The Wizards, Rockets and Pelicans have agreed to a three-team trade
involving Trevor Ariza
, Alonzo Gee
, Omer Asik
and Omri Casspi
, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports on Sunday.
The Pelicans will receive Asik, Casspi and $1.5 million cash from Houston. The Rockets will get Ariza, Gee and a 2015 protected first-round pick from the Pelicans. The Wizards will receive Melvin Ely 's unguaranteed contract and a $8.5 million trade exception.
Alex Len to miss rest of Vegas Summer League with broken finger
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Suns center Alex Len was ruled out
for the remainder of the Las Vegas Summer League because of a fractured finger on his right hand, the team announced. Len got his finger caught in the jersey of an opponent on Saturday breaking his pinky finger. He will fly back to Phoenix for further evaluation.
The Cavaliers acquired center Brendan Haywood
and the draft rights to Dwight Powell
from the Hornets for guard Scotty Hopson
, the team announced Saturday.
Haywood did not play at all for the Bobcats last year.
Channing Frye inks four-year deal with Magic
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Veteran forward Channing Frye
has agreed to a four-year deal worth $32 million with the Magic, according to multiple media reports Monday.
Frye was to make $6.8 million this season before he opted out of the final year of his contract with the Suns. He made his return last year following a season-long absence due to a heart issue in 2012-13, and was able to play in all 82 games He averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, while shooting 37.0 percent from three-point range.
Nerlens Noel gets through first summer-league game
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76ers center Nerlens Noel
shined in his Orlando Summer League debut Saturday, his first game action since tearing his ACL as a freshman in college.
Noel played 26 minutes in the exhibition game against the Magic, and looked dominant at times against rookies and other fringe NBA players. He scored 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting, with two rebounds, three assists and four steals. Noel also went 7 for 7 from the free-throw line, a promising sign after he shot just 52.9 percent from the free-throw line at Kentucky.