Paul George
Doctor: Paul George's injury could need 12-18 months to heal
Paul George, SF, IND
8/2/2014
News: Pacers forward Paul George will spend the next three days in a Las Vegas hospital following successful surgery to repair his broken right leg Friday.

George suffered an open tibula-fibula fracture during a scrimmage for Team USA Friday, and at this point the Pacers have no expected timetable for George's possible recovery. However, Dr. Patrick Kersey, who treated Louisville guard Kevin Ware following a similar injury, told NBA.com George could need 12-18 months to fully heal.

George's 2014-15 season is in doubt following this injury, though Ware was back on the floor less than eight months following his injury. The Pacers will likely begin carving out a recovery schedule in the coming months. 

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Steve Nash
Steve Nash: 'I think this is my last season'
Steve Nash, PG, LAL
7/29/2014
News: Lakers guard Steve Nash has struggled through a series of injuries and appears to be just about at the end of his career at the age of 40.

"I think this is my last season," Nash told Sport TV, via the Los Angeles Daily News. "But I still love to play. I love to practice and work on my game. I'm going to spend hopefully many, many years living this life without basketball. It'll be nice to play one more year."

Nash was limited to just 15 games a year ago due to a back injury that also caused nerve problems in his lower body. The Lakers acquired point guard Jeremy Lin this offseason and likely do not expect much from Nash, given his injury issues. 

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Xavier Henry
Xavier Henry re-ups with Lakers for one year
Xavier Henry, SF, LAL
7/29/2014
News: The Lakers announced the signing of forward Xavier Henry to a one-year contract Friday.

Henry, was productive when healthy for the Lakers last season, averaging 10.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in 43 appearances. He is recovering from wrist and knee surgeries this offseason.  

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Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili will sit out FIBA World Cup
Manu Ginobili, SG, SA
7/29/2014
News: As expected, a leg injury will force Spurs guard Manu Ginobili to miss the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, an MRI revealed a stress fracture in Ginobili's lower right fibula. The decision to sideline Ginobili was actually handed down from the team, with a message stating that he did not have their permission to compete.

The  37-year-old world champion averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 assists per game in 68 outings for San Antonio last season. 

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Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose will have no restrictions at Team USA camp
Derrick Rose, PG, CHI
7/28/2014
News: Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a recent interview that Bulls guard Derrick Rose would have no physical limitations once training camp begins for USA basketball. In a Q&A with Yahoo Sports, Krzyzewski said he believes Rose intends to compete for a spot.

"He says he's ready to go," Krzyzewski said. "I'm excited about having him. He's very excited about being here."

Training camp begins Monday in preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which gets underway in August. Rose played in just 10 games before going down with yet another knee injury. He averaged 15.9 points and 4.3 assists per game in those 10 outings. 

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Kobe Bryant
Lakers finally choose Byron Scott to coach
Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL
7/25/2014
News: In an expected and long-awaited move, the Los Angeles Lakers offered coaching candidate Byron Scott a head coaching position. According to ESPN, the two sides began negotiating Friday, meaning Scott will soon be named head coach. 

Scott spent his most recent coaching stint in Cleveland, where he led the Cavaliers to a 24-58 record two seasons ago. He'll now attempt to balance Kobe Bryant's playoff ambitions with the Lakers' inevitable rebuilding around rookie Julius Randle. 

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Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis has contract voided, will require surgery
Rashard Lewis, PF, DAL
7/25/2014
News: The Mavericks voided forward Rashard Lewis's contract Thursday, after he failed a physical due to an issue with his right knee.

At this point, it is not clear how serious the injury is, but Lewis will require surgery, the team announced. The 34-year-old was expected to sign a one-year deal with the Mavericks, but his next move is not yet known. 

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Carmelo Anthony
Report: Carmelo Anthony's $124-million deal includes opt-out
Carmelo Anthony, SF, NY
7/15/2014
News: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has agreed to a $124-million, five-year contract, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

While Anthony has taken slightly less than the max, he will have the option to opt out of the fifth year of the contract, according to the report. He's slated to earn $22.5 million during the 2014-15 season.

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Alex Len
Alex Len to miss rest of Vegas Summer League with broken finger
Alex Len, C, PHO
7/14/2014
News: 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.
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Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol announces signing with Bulls
Pau Gasol, PF, CHI
7/12/2014
News: Free agent center Pau Gasol announced he is signing with the Bulls Saturday, confirming multiple reports that he was leaning that that way.

Yahoo.com reported the Bulls were working on a sign-and-trade with the Lakers for Gasol, but that deal fell through, limiting how much the Bulls can offer. Gasol will sign a mulit-year deal with a starting salary of approximately $6.5 million according to report, though exact details are not yet known.

Gasol played in 60 games last season, averaging 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. 

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