Nets head coach Hollins believes Brook Lopez will be ready for opening night

Brook Lopez suffered a soft tissue injury to his surgically-repaired foot back on Oct. 16, and hasn’t practiced with the team since. Originally, the timetable for him to return was 10 days, which would have him back in time for Brooklyn’s season-opener in Boston on Wednesday. Nets head coach Lio...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
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Knicks waive Langston Galloway and Jordan Vandenberg

Knicks waive Langston Galloway and Jordan Vandenberg The New York Knicks have waived guard Langston Galloway and center Jordan Vandenberg, team President Phil Jackson announced today. Galloway, who in InsideHoops.com’s opinion has one of the best names in the league, at 6-2, 200-pounds, was signed...

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Jeff Lenchiner
InsideHoops.com, NBA Writer
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Cavs exercise contract option on Dion Waiters

As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers exercised their fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Waiters, a shooting guard who must now adjust to having LeBron James and Kevin Love as teammates, has NBA care...

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Jeff Lenchiner
InsideHoops.com, NBA Writer
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Top tweets
Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
After surgery to repair a facial fracture, Orlando's Victor Oladipo is expected to miss a month, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
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Ethan Strauss , WarriorsWorld, NBA Writer
I don't buy that preseason indicates nothing. Says nothing about say, the Spurs. Says something about teams establishing a new system
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Joseph Goodman , Miami Herald, Heat Beat Writer
2014-15 #Heat: Cole, Wade, Deng, McRoberts, Bosh Chalmers, Brown, Granger, Andersen, Haslem Napier, Dawkins, Ennis, Williams, Hamilton
@JoeGoodmanJr | | 3h | Score: 57
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Mike Trudell , Lakers.com, Lakers Beat Writer
W/Nash out for the season, Young until Dec. and Henry uncertain, LAL have 12 bodies for opener if Price (knee)/Kelly (hamstring) are ready.
@LakersReporter | | 3h | Score: 55
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Plenty of names shaking free who could intrigue on or after waiver wire: Jordan Hamilton, Ivan Johnson, Joe Ingles, possibly Travis Outlaw.
@IraHeatBeat | | 1h | Score: 47
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Marc J. Spears , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Kings have learned that forward Rudy Gay didn't suffer a fractured jaw, a source said.
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Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Knicks could be changing course on picking up Shane Larkin 2015-'16 option, now leaning toward the cap space, sources say. Deadline Friday.
@WojYahooNBA | | 8h | Score: 43
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Heat have waived Khem Birch, so both Andre Dawkins and Shannon Brown, as well as Justin Hamilton, have made the cut to 15.
@IraHeatBeat | | 2h | Score: 42
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Dan Woike , Orange County Register, Sportswriter
Clippers will waive F Joe Ingles. G Jared Cunningham wins 15th roster spot.
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Tim MacMahon , ESPNDallas.com, Sportswriter
Mavs informing guys of cuts today. Charlie Villanueva made the team, per source.
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Ian Begley , ESPNNewYork.com, Sportswriter
Hearing that the #Knicks are strongly considering waiving forward Travis Outlaw, who is slated to make $3 million. Would make room for Wear.
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Israel Gutierrez , ESPN.com, NBA Columnist
Easy squeezy 13.1 miles this morning. Well, except for the cramps. But I'm pretty sure that just means I'm on LeBron's level athletically.
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Ryan Ward , LakersNation.com, Lakers Beat Writer
Still no word on the severity of Ronnie Price’s knee injury. Hopefully we hear something in the next few hours. #Lakers
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
That leaves the Heat with five free agents added in offseason: Deng, McRoberts, Granger, Shawne Williams and Shannon Brown.
@IraHeatBeat | | 2h | Score: 25
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
That leaves Heat with three rookies: Andre Dawkins, Shabazz Napier and James Ennis . . .
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Ryan Ward , LakersNation.com, Lakers Beat Writer
Ronnie Price’s injury was initially diagnosed as simply a sore knee. It looked far worse than that. He’ll be reevaluated today. #Lakers
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Ryan Ward , LakersNation.com, Lakers Beat Writer
Still no word on the severity of Ronnie Price’s knee injury. Hopefully we hear something in the next few hours. #Lakers
@Lakers_Examiner | | 10m | Score: 25
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Ethan Strauss , WarriorsWorld, NBA Writer
For example, the 2013 Lakers looking horrific in preseason was dismissed as, "preseason." But the disjointed play spoke to some issues
@SherwoodStrauss | | 56m | Score: 20
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Ethan Strauss , WarriorsWorld, NBA Writer
I don't buy that preseason indicates nothing. Says nothing about say, the Spurs. Says something about teams establishing a new system
@SherwoodStrauss | | 58m | Score: 85
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Stephen Brotherston , ProBBallReport.com, Raptors Beat Writer
20 Reasons to Watch The Toronto Raptors 20th Season t.co/CYpCTHN8Oq
@stevesraptors | | 1h | Score: 5
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Plenty of names shaking free who could intrigue on or after waiver wire: Jordan Hamilton, Ivan Johnson, Joe Ingles, possibly Travis Outlaw.
@IraHeatBeat | | 1h | Score: 47
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Rasual Butler appears to have survived Wizards' final cut. Former Heat center Earl Barron not as fortunate, cut by Suns.
@IraHeatBeat | | 1h | Score: 12
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Eric Pincus , HoopsWorld.com, Senior NBA Writer
Lakers waive Roscoe Smith and Jabari Brown, trim roster to 15t.co/lgF6Id2Fwl
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Dave McMenamin , ESPNLA.com, Lakers Beat Writer
New blog post: On the Cavs' full roster and what that means for Ray Allen. Plus, CLE's 3-point problem t.co/o4g91bB6bO
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Dei Lynam , CSNPhiladelphia Inquirier, 76ers Insider
Sixers Injury Update: Jerami Grant & Jason Richardson t.co/uSwo9PFpIS #SixersTalk
@dlynamCSN | | 1h | Score: 6
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Michael Dugat , FoxSportsSouthWest.com, NBA Writer
It would be awesome if the Warriors wouldn't include Klay in a Love deal then lose him soon thereafter because they won't pay him.
@mdug | | 1h | Score: 1
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Report: Klay Thompson’s camp ‘frustrated’ Warriors have yet to offer a max contract extension t.co/qJtHmSPTIQ
@basketballtalk | | 1h | Score: 21
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K L Chouinard , BehindTheBuckPass.com, Bucks Beat Writer
The Bucks roster needs to be cut down to 15 players by the deadline on Monday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. CT.
@AnaheimAmigos | | 1h | Score: 1
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J.E. Skeets , TheScore.com, NBA Blogger
After undergoing surgery to repair a facial fracture, Victor Oladipo is expected to miss a month of the season — t.co/5r6GKjmDrU
@jeskeets | | 1h | Score: 1
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
#Mavs F Chandler Parsons turned 26 today.
@DwainPrice | | 2h | Score: 1
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
While Monday 5 p.m. is deadline for NBA roster cuts, 48-hour waiver deadline could position Heat to possibly add outside player by opener.
@IraHeatBeat | | 2h | Score: 13
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
And that leaves the Heat with seven holdovers: Bosh, Wade, Birdman, Haslem, Cole, Chalmers and Justin Hamilton.
@IraHeatBeat | | 2h | Score: 17
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
That leaves the Heat with five free agents added in offseason: Deng, McRoberts, Granger, Shawne Williams and Shannon Brown.
@IraHeatBeat | | 2h | Score: 25
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Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton

Andre Dawkins, the undrafted 3-point specialist out of Duke, made the Heat's cut to the 15-player regular-season limit. The Miami Heat's reshuffled 2014-15 roster will feature three rookies, five free agents added in the offseason, and seven members of the roster that fell in last season's NBA Final...

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Ira Winderman
Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
1h

Raptors waive Jordan Hamilton, Will Cherry

Raptors waive Jordan Hamilton and Will Cherry The Toronto Raptors have waived guard Will Cherry and forward-guard Jordan Hamilton. The Raptors completed their preseason schedule last night with a 83-80 win over New York in Montreal. The club finished with a 7-1 mark, tying the franchise best record ...

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Jeff Lenchiner
InsideHoops.com, NBA Writer
1h

Heat waive Khem Birch, Larry Drew II, Tyler Johnson, Shawn Jones

Heat waive Khem Birch, Larry Drew II, Tyler Johnson, Shawn Jones The Miami HEAT have waived forward Khem Birch, guard Larry Drew II, guard Tyler Johnson and forward Shawn Jones. Birch appeared in six games with the HEAT this preseason and averaged 1.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.17 blocks, 1.0 assists, ...

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Jeff Lenchiner
InsideHoops.com, NBA Writer
2h
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    Congrates to my big brother for makin the Warriors!! God answers prays bro. Have fun out there. Can't… http://t.co/P0J2VSCqvn
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Lakers News: Team To Apply For Disabled Player Exception For Steve Nash

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports The nerve issues in Steve Nash’s back have proven to be too much for the veteran point guard to overcome. Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season as a result of the persistent nerve issues forcing the Los Angeles Lakers to take action to deal with the unfortunate...

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Lakers News And Updates
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Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder
That OVO sound is like on another level, U can say "aww KD u sweatin them" but really be real with yourself. Like the music is
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Sources: Stalling contract talks between Thompson, Warriors causing frustration

Klay Thompson's camp is frustrated that the Golden State Warriors haven't offered a maximum contract in their ongoing extension talks with Friday's deadline nearing, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thompson is seeking a maximum deal paying upward of $15 million per season, a source said. The Warriors hav...

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Marc J. Spears
Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
2h
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Clippers waive Joe Ingles

Clippers waive Joe Ingles The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Joe Ingles, the team announced today. Ingles has talent, but the team’s roster was simply too crowded to keep him. Originally signed on September 22, 2014, Ingles appeared in five preseason games (one start), averaging 1.2 poin...

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Jeff Lenchiner
InsideHoops.com, NBA Writer
2h

Report: Victor Oladipo to miss a month following surgery to repair facial fracture

Victor Oladipo finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting last season, but he’s already experiencing his fair share of a sophomore jinx before his second season has even begun. Oladipo suffered an MCL sprain earlier in the preseason, and that alone had his availability for opening night in q...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
3h

Sources: Knicks may cut Outlaw, keep Wear

The New York Knicks are strongly considering parting ways with veteran forward Travis Outlaw, league sources told ESPNNewYork.com on Saturday. Outlaw is owed $3 million this season. If the Knicks released him, they would still owe him his full salary. They also could dump him on another team via a t...

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Sports News and Updates
3h

Cavaliers Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Dion Waiters

The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters. Waiters owns career averages of 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.2 minutes per game in 131 games (72 starts) in his two seasons with the Cavaliers.

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RealGM.com
Sports News and Updates
3h

Sources: Magic's Victor Oladipo out for a month with facial fracture

After undergoing surgery to repair a facial fracture, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is expected to miss a month of the season, a league sources told Yahoo Sports. (Getty Images) Oladipo, the 2014 runner-up for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, sustained an elbow to his head in practice on Thu...

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Adrian Wojnarowski
Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
3h

Mavs keep Charlie Villanueva, waive Bernard James, others

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks made room for veteran power forward Charlie Villanueva on their 15-man roster by waiving center Bernard James. Villanueva, a nine-year veteran who signed a nonguaranteed contract to come to training camp with the Mavs, made the team primarily because of his perimeter-s...

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Tim MacMahon
ESPNDallas.com, Sportswriter
3h
Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
After surgery to repair a facial fracture, Orlando's Victor Oladipo is expected to miss a month, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
@WojYahooNBA | | 4h | Score: 137
Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers
I thank God everyday..
@JCrossover | | 4h | Score: 95
Dan Woike
Orange County Register, Sportswriter
4h

Report: ‘Zero Discussion’ on Tristan Thompson’s Contract Extension

The Cavs have a difficult decision to make about Tristan Thompson’s future in Cleveland. The deadline to extend Thompson’s contract is less than a week away, but according to a source quoted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the two sides have had “zero discussion on an extension.” If a deal is...

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NBA News and Updates
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