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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 Timberwolves.

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 of 106-103.

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 announced.

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 night.

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 series 3-2.

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