Wizards' Ian Mahinmi: Dealing with knee soreness
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(9/30/2016) Mahinmi is currently dealing with knee soreness, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

Head coach Scott Brooks indicated that Mahinmi bumped his knee in practice a few days ago, which resulted in him being held out Thursday. However, he did return Friday and participated in the majority of practice. The team is likely just being cautious in order to avoid any type of nagging injury this early in training camp.

Wizards' Bradley Beal: Passes concussion protocol
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(9/30/2016) Beal has passed the league's concussion protocol, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

Beal sustained the concussion after taking an accidental blow to the head in Wednesday's practice. However, the injury does not appear to be serious as he has already been cleared to return to the court. The 23-year-old sharp shooter is expected to go through a 45-minute workout Friday, and subsequently return to practice with the team on Saturday.

76ers' Ben Simmons: Dealing with fracture in foot
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(9/30/2016) Simmons is dealing with a fracture in the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot, although an estimate for his time off the court has yet to be released by the Sixers, Bob Cooney of the Daily News reports.

This is horrendous news for the rookie stalwart as it seems as though he'll be forced to miss a significant portion of the upcoming season. The exact details of his injury are still under wraps, but it would be surprising if Simmons was allowed back on the court anytime soon. He originally suffered a rolled ankle during a scrimmage Friday and precautionary X-ray and MRI results revealed the worst. In his absence, Dario Saric, Nerlens Noel, and Jerami Grant could all see unexpectedly more time at power forward.

Pistons' Marcus Morris: Limited in practice Friday
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(9/30/2016) Morris (finger) was limited in Friday's practice, but head coach Stan Van Gundy said he would have probably played if it was a game, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.

It looks as if there is no real concern surrounding Morris' inury and the team is simply taking a cautious approach with the forward. He should be in no real danger of missing the start of the regular season as the starting small forward for the Pistons.

Nuggets' Darrell Arthur: Limited in practice Friday
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(9/30/2016) Arthur (knee) was limited during Friday's practice, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Arthur is still recovering from his left knee surgery he underwent a few weeks ago and has continued to be a limited participant in practice. The forward seems to be positively progressing, however, considering he's been running for a couple of weeks. Assuming Arthur continues on his path to recovery, he will see minutes in the Nuggets' rotation in front of fellow teammates Danilo gallinari, Wilson Chandler, and Jusuf Nurkic.

Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Limited in training camp
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(9/30/2016) Mejri (knee) has been limited in training camp following surgery on his right knee in June, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Mejri was initially thought to be back at full strength by the time training camp rolled around, but it appears that is not yet the case. Head coach Rick Carlisle said he hopes to have the big man back to being a full participant soon, especially with preseason now getting underway. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward till the start of the regular season.

76ers' Jahlil Okafor: Will play in preseason opener
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(9/30/2016) Okafor is expected to play in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Celtics, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly reports.

The 76ers have limited Okafor's activity during training camp while he battled a knee injury, but the big man had said earlier in the week that he is no longer being bothered by the ailment. Head coach Brett Brown saying Okafor will play Tuesday essentially confirms that the former Duke big man is healthy and ready for the season. Brown also doesn't anticipate that he'll have a minutes restriction on Okafor, further affirming that he is fully recovered.

76ers' Ben Simmons: Rolls ankle in practice
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(9/30/2016) Simmons rolled his ankle in Friday's practice and will have precautionary x-rays, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly reports.

Head coach Brett Brown does not seem too concerned with the No. 1 overall pick's health, but it's something to monitor as the injury was severe enough where x-rays needed to be taken. The 76ers will likely update Simmons' status tomorrow following the x-rays and take precautionary measures with him as the preseason approaches.

Heat's Hassan Whiteside: Misses practice Friday
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(9/30/2016) Whiteside missed practice Friday with a sore left knee, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sentinel reports.

The injury likely isn't anything serious for the center, who is fresh off signing a $98 million contract this offseason, but Whiteside does have a history with knee injuries. Most recently, he suffered from a sprained MCL in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but said in June that it was no longer an issue. Nevertheless, Whiteside is probably being held out as a precaution, and unless reported otherwise, the injury should not hold him out for too long.

Mavericks' Dwight Powell: Now weighs 245 pounds
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(9/30/2016) Powell said Thursday that he now checks in at 245 pounds, ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon reports.

Powell's weight has vacillated between the 230- and 255-pound range over the last year, but the big man indicated that the middle ground of that range is most ideal for him, as it provides him with enough strength to battle frontcourt players on the boards while also allowing him to maintain his mobility. After re-signing with the Mavericks on a four-year, $37 million contract over the summer, Powell looks in line to serve as the Mavs' top reserve in the frontcourt. He'll see time behind both Dirk Nowitzki and Andrew Bogut at power forward and center, respectively.

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