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[January 18, 2017]    Jan 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Carmelo Anthony insists he remains loyal to the New York Knicks, even if the organization is no longer extending the same courtesy.

 

The nine-time All-Star said Sunday he hasn't considered waiving his no-trade clause despite rumblings that Knicks president Phil Jackson may be ready to move on from the former NBA scoring champion.

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Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi is expected to be sidelined as long as two weeks with an injured right calf, the team announced.

Casspi was injured during Monday's practice and an MRI later that night revealed a strain of the right plantaris tendon.

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The Miami Heat signed forward Okaro White to a 10-day contract.

White, 24, averaged 18.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in 23 games this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Heat's NBA Development League affiliate.

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The Indiana Pacers assigned forward Rakeem Christmas and guard Joe Young to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

Christmas, 25, is averaging 1.0 point and 0.7 rebounds in three games with the Pacers this season. Young, 24, is averaging 2.7 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists through 20 games with Indiana this season. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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