Zion Williamson out six to eight weeks

Uh-oh. The New Orleans Pelicans announced that Zion Williamson will be our six to eight weeks after suffering a tear in his right lateral meniscus. He did not make the trip to New York for the team’s last preseason game against the New York Knicks for what was termed at the time “knee soreness.” As far as torn things in knees go, the meniscus is the easiest one to come back from. The recovery time is a fraction of an ACL and given his age, he should make a full…

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Pistons waive Joe Johnson

When Joe Johnson was signed by the Detroit Pistons after dominating Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, it showed that the 3-on-3, which is full of former NBA, players could be a viable path to get back to the Association. However that narrative may have taken a slight hit, as the Pistons waived Johnson. The 38-year old Johnson played 4 preseason games for the Pistons, and averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 in 14.8 minutes of action.

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Memphis Grizzlies waive Ivan Rabb and Miles Plumlee

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Ivan Rabb and and Miles Plumlee on Saturday. Ivan Rabb has spent both of his NBA seasons in Memphis, after the Grizzlies acquired his draft rights from the Orlando Magic in 2017. He appeared in 49 games last season, posting 5.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. For his career he has averages of 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Plumlee, along with Solomon Hill, was acquired in the deal that sent Chandler Parson’s basketball cadaver to Atlanta. The moves cuts…

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Warriors waive Alfonso McKinnie, Marquese Chriss expected to make final roster

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the Golden State Warriors have waived forward Alphonso McKinnie and will retain Marquese Chriss with that created opening. Chriss, who was taken eighth overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns , averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in his two years with the club. Last August he, along with Brandon Knight was traded to the Houston Rockets for Ryan Anthony and De’Anthony Melton. After just sixteen appearances for the Rockets, he was then shipped to Houston right at February’s…

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Zion Williams to miss first few weeks of season with knee issue

Yesterday the New Orleans Pelicans announced that rookie sensation Zion Williamson would not play in the team’s preseason finale today against the New York Knicks due knee soreness. It it believed to not be serious but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans are erring on the side of caution and Williamson will miss the first few weeks of the season. While he is expected to make a full recovery, there is slight case for concern. This will mark the second time that a knee issue of some sort will…

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Zion Williamson out for Pelicans preseason finale with knee soreness

The New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson will miss the team’s final preseason game Friday against the Knicks. Williamson did not make the trip to New York , remaining in New Orleans for additional evaluation. This is not the first time Zion has tangled with a minor knee issue, while at Duke he missed six games after he suffered a mild right knee sprain following the most publicized shoe malfunction of all-time. His summer league run was limited to eight minutes total after a minor left knee bruise. He…

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Luol Deng signs with Bulls, retirement imminent

From Bulls.com : The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of Luol Deng. After signing, Deng made known his intent to retire from the NBA. “We’re very fortunate and humbled that Luol has chosen to retire as a Chicago Bull,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Reinsdorf. “He was a role model on and off the court during his nine-plus years in Chicago, and he gave everything he had to help us win. I want to thank Luol for not only what he accomplished on the court for the…

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Protesters in Hong Kong trample and burn Lebron James jerseys

from ESPN News Services  Protestors in Hong Kong cheered when a ball dropped into the basket after smashing into a photo of LeBron James‘ face that was placed above the hoop. They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn. James’ standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit after his comments about the ongoing protests and free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong’s high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger. The Los Angeles Lakers star touched a nerve among protesters…

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Boston converts Tacko Fall’s deal to two-way contract

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Boston Celtics will convert center Tacko Fall’s deal to a two-way contract. The 7-5 big man went undrafted out of UCF but signed an Exhibit 10 deal, a deal that would pay him an additional $50,000 if Fall begins the season with Boston’s D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. The deal also gave Boston the option, which they are exercising, to offer Fall a two-way contract, allowing Fall to bounce back and forth between the Celtics and the Red Claws.

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