NBA Player News
|10/3/2015||Ben McLemore, Sac, SG|
|The Kings have picked up the 2016-17 option on McLemore's contract. General manager Vlade Divac announced the move Saturday.
Analysis: McLemore was Sacramento's first-round pick in 2013. He averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists last season.
|10/3/2015||Nikoloz Tskitishvili, LAC, F|
|The Clippers have waived Tskitishvili. The move came Saturday, a day after he didn't play in the team's first preseason game, a 103-96 victory over Denver. The team signed him last week.
Analysis: Tskitishvili, a 32-year-old from Tbilisi, Georgia, played for Champville of the Lebanese Basketball League last season. He has appeared in 172 career NBA games with Denver, Golden State, Minnesota and Phoenix, averaging 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds. He was chosen fifth overall in the 2002 NBA draft by the Nuggets.
|10/3/2015||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha, SF|
|Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss six months after having right shoulder surgery Tuesday night. The team's top defensive player tore his labrum and dislocated his shoulder in a preseason game Saturday night against Orlando.
Analysis: Kidd-Gilchrist elected to have surgery after consulting with team orthopedist Marcus Cook earlier in the day. Had he not opted for surgery, the chances of reinjuring the shoulder were much higher.
|10/2/2015||Tristan Thompson, Cle, F-C|
|Thompson declined to sign a one-year, $6.8 million qualifying offer for this season and remains a restricted free agent.
Analysis: Thompson had until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to accept the offer. The elite rebounder and the defending Eastern Conference champions remain apart on a long-term contract. The Cavs practice Friday, and if he's not there he will be considered a holdout.
|10/2/2015||John Henson, Mil, F-C|
|The Milwaukee Bucks have locked up Henson for the long haul. The Bucks announced a contract extension with the Henson on Friday.
Analysis: A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press it is a four-year extension worth $44 million. It could reach $48 million with incentives. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team does not disclose contract terms.
|9/30/2015||Pau Gasol, Chi, F-C|
|Gasol said he had sinus surgery in June.
Analysis: It was to address the chronic sinusitis he experienced the past few years.
|9/29/2015||Iman Shumpert, Cle, G-F|
|Shumpert needs surgery on his right wrist and will be sidelined for at least three months.
Analysis: Shumpert injured his wrist last week while getting ready for training camp. He told the team about his injury on Monday and an MRI revealed a ruptured sheath in his wrist. The team said he will have the operation Wednesday and that he could need as long as 14 weeks to recover.
|9/29/2015||Jabari Parker, Mil, F|
|Parker was a full participant when the Milwaukee Bucks opened training camp. It was the official practice for the forward since his rookie season ended in December because of a left knee injury.
Analysis: Coach Jason Kidd said Parker went through the whole practice on Tuesday. Parker said he was making progress, and he was encouraged by how practice went.
|9/29/2015||Derrick Rose, Chi, PG|
|Rose may be cleared to begin activity within a week, and be able to practice shortly thereafter, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday.
Analysis: The Bulls haven't ruled Rose out for the opening game of the regular season against Cleveland Oct. 27. He had surgery Sept. 30 on a fractured left orbital bone suffered in practice a day earlier.
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