National Basketball Association roundup
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[November 01, 2016]
Oct 31 (The Sports Xchange) -
Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott will miss approximately four weeks
while undergoing a series of non-surgical procedures for his left
knee soreness, the team announced on Monday.
The 6-foot-8 Scott was limited in training camp and has missed the
first two games of the regular season. He averaged 6.2 points and
2.7 rebounds last season.
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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $25,000 for
entering the stands and throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd after
fouling out during Saturday's game against the Minnesota
The incident occurred with 37.2 seconds remaining in the fourth
quarter after Cousins was called for a charge with the Kings leading
105-101. Sacramento (2-1) went on to beat Minnesota (0-2) by a score
Cousins finished the game with 29 points and seven rebounds.
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Victor Oladipo signed a four-year, $84 million contract extension
with the Oklahoma City Thunder, multiple outlets reported.
Oladipo, a 24-year-old combo guard, is in his first season in
Oklahoma City after being traded by the Orlando Magic for Serge
Ibaka in the offseason.
The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft has career averages
of 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals over 227
games in three-plus seasons.
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Rudy Gobert agreed to sign a four-year contract extension with the
Utah Jazz worth $102 million, The Undefeated reported.
Gobert, a 24-year-old center, is in his fourth season after being
drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the No. 27 overall pick in 2013.
He was traded on draft night to Utah for Erick Green and cash.
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He is averaging 11 points, 12 rebounds and 2.7 blocks through the
Jazz's first three games.
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Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb is out with a strained left
hamstring and will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks, the team
Lamb, 24, suffered the injury in the Hornets' home-opening 104-98
loss to the Boston Celtics at the Spectrum Center on Saturday night.
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The Boston Celtics exercised the fourth-year contract option on
guard Marcus Smart and the third-year option on guard Terry Rozier,
the team announced.
Smart's fourth-year option is worth $4.5 million and Rozier's
third-year option is worth $2 million.
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The NBA announced that Tuesday night's game between the Cleveland
Cavaliers and Houston Rockets has been moved up to a 6 p.m. ET
tip-off because of the Cleveland Indians' World Series game the same
The Cavaliers' request to move their game, originally scheduled for
7:10 p.m., up by an hour and 10 minutes was granted by the league.
The Indians host the Chicago Cubs in Game Six of the World Series at
8:08 p.m. at Progressive Field. Cleveland lead the best-of-seven
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