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10/25/2014 Bernard James, F-C The Dallas Mavericks have waived center Bernard James, forward Ivan Johnson and guard Doron Lamb to get their roster to 15 for the start of the season.

Analysis: James, a former staff sergeant in the Air Force who did three tours in the Middle East, was a backup for two years with the Mavericks. He averaged 2.1 rebounds and 2.3 rebounds in 76 career games, including 11 starts.
10/25/2014 Ivan Johnson, F-C The Dallas Mavericks have waived center Bernard James, forward Ivan Johnson and guard Doron Lamb to get their roster to 15 for the start of the season.

Analysis: Johnson played four games and Lamb five in the preseason for Dallas.
10/25/2014 Doron Lamb, SG The Dallas Mavericks have waived center Bernard James, forward Ivan Johnson and guard Doron Lamb to get their roster to 15 for the start of the season.

Analysis: Johnson played four games and Lamb five in the preseason for Dallas.
10/25/2014 Dion Waiters, SG The Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters, a former first-round pick who could have a breakout season in Cleveland's new offense.

Analysis: The Cavs were expected to pick up the option worth $5.1 million on Waiters and did so Saturday. Waiters averaged 15.3 point last season, but could get more open shots now that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be occupying defenses. Waiters started just 24 games last season but he will be with the first five in the backcourt alongside Irving this season.
10/25/2014 Rudy Gay, F Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ben McLemore have been cleared to play in the team's season opener this week.

Analysis: The Kings said Saturday that a CT scan on Gay's jaw showed no fracture. He was injured in the second quarter of Sacramento's 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Friday night's preseason finale.
10/25/2014 Ben McLemore, SG Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ben McLemore have been cleared to play in the team's season opener this week.

Analysis: The team said McLemore received five stitches above his right eye following a collision with the Lakers' Wayne Ellington in the game in Las Vegas. McLemore also passed a concussion test.
10/24/2014 Victor Oladipo, G Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.

Analysis: The team announced Friday that Oladipo suffered a facial fracture in practice Thursday and will undergo surgery Saturday. The injury occurred when Oladipo took an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill. Oladipo has not played during the preseason because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
10/24/2014 Anthony Morrow, G-F Morrow is expected to miss the start of the season due to a sprained left MCL. It's another tough blow to a Oklahoma City team already without Kevin Durant.

Analysis: Morrow may be out for a couple of weeks. Expect Russell Westbrook to carry a heavy load early on for the Thunder.
10/23/2014 T.J. Warren, SF Warren has a small crack in a bone in his left thumb. The Suns said the injury would be treated with a splint and rest. The team said there is no timetable for his return.

Analysis: Warren was the 14th pick overall out of North Carolina State this year. He has averaged five points and 12.2 minutes in preseason games.
10/23/2014 Steve Nash, PG Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt.

Analysis: The Lakers and Nash announced their joint decision Thursday, less than a week before the start of what would have been the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season. He played in just 15 games last year with nerve root irritation, but hoped for a comeback season after several months of rehabilitation.
10/22/2014 Blake Griffin, F-C Police are investigating a man's allegation that Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend. Officer Jesse Roybal, a department spokesman, said Wednesday that a battery complaint was filed Sunday stemming from an altercation involving the NBA player. No arrest was made. Roybal says the case remains open.

Analysis: Team spokesman Seth Burton says the Clippers are aware of the complaint, but have no immediate comment. The celebrity news website TMZ quoted a man who said Griffin grabbed his neck, took his cellphone and slapped him after he took a photo early Sunday at Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort.
10/21/2014 Jarell Eddie, SG The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving Eddie and center Dexter Pittman.

Analysis: Eddie and Pittman didn't play in the Hawks' 117-114 overtime preseason win over Charlotte on Monday night. Eddie, a rookie from Virginia Tech, averaged 2.8 points in three preseason games.
10/21/2014 Dexter Pittman, C The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving Pittman and forward Jarell Eddie.

Analysis: Eddie and Pittman didn't play in the Hawks' 117-114 overtime preseason win over Charlotte on Monday night. Pittman has played with Miami, Memphis and Atlanta in four NBA seasons.
10/21/2014 Kevin Durant, F Durant says he has been antsy since finding out he will miss the early part of the season with a broken bone in his right foot. The reigning MVP spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since the injury. He had surgery on Oct. 16 and will be re-evaluated in about five weeks. He rolled into the media session on a scooter with the lower half of his right leg in a cast.

Analysis: Durant says he's never had surgery, so he doesn't know how he will respond to it, but he won't rush his return. He said the situation presents an opportunity for his teammates to grow, and he feels that the team will be better off in the long run as a result.
10/21/2014 John Lucas III, PG The Washington Wizards have signed Lucas. The Wizards made the move Tuesday.

Analysis: Lucas has played in six NBA seasons with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah, appearing in 216 regular-season games with eight starts. Last season, Lucas played in 42 games with Utah, averaging 3.8 points.
10/20/2014 Hasheem Thabeet, C The Detroit Pistons waived Thabeet, announcing the move Monday.

Analysis: Thabeet was the No. 2 pick in the 2009 draft by Memphis, but the 7-foot-3 center has never averaged more than 3.1 points per game. He played 23 games for Oklahoma City last season.
10/20/2014 Kyrylo Fesenko, C The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Fesenko. The Timberwolves announced the move on Monday. Fesenko played in one preseason game and only managed three minutes. He was hoping to earn a spot with the Wolves or another team so he could bring his family over to the United States from Ukraine, where the government has been clashing with pro-Russian separatists for months.

Analysis: The 7-foot-1 Fesenko averaged 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds with the Timberwolves in summer league play. But the Wolves already have Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng and Ronny Turiaf in the post, which left no room for Fesenko.
10/20/2014 Keith Appling, PG The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Keith Appling and forward Jeremy Tyler, reducing their training camp roster to 17 players.

Analysis: Appling is a rookie from Michigan State. He played 20 minutes in two preseason games for the Lakers.
10/20/2014 Jeremy Tyler, C The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Keith Appling and forward Jeremy Tyler, reducing their training camp roster to 17 players.

Analysis: Tyler has played for Golden State, Atlanta and New York. He averaged 2.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in three preseason games with the Lakers.
10/19/2014 Xavier Henry, G-F Henry is expected to miss the rest of the preseason with a bruised knee.

Analysis: Henry could be back for the Lakers' season opener against Houston on Oct. 28.
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