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Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik out indefinitely with arthritis

The Chicago Bulls announced on Saturday that center Omer Asik will be out indefinitely with inflammatory arthritis that flared up over the summer. Asik, on his second tour with the Bulls, was acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans in February, when the Bulls sent Nikola Mirotić to New Orleans. He also played for Chicago in the 2010-11 ...

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Report: Minnesota Timberwolves center Justin Patton breaks foot

Timberwolves center Justin Patton will need surgery after breaking his right foot, the Athletic reported on Saturday. Justin Patton will undergo surgery on fractured right foot early this week, league sources said. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 15, 2018 It marks the latest setback for Patton, who was limited to just four minutes as a rookie last season after ...

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Oklahoma dedicates performance center named for Blake Griffin family

NORMAN, Okla. (AP)  — Former Oklahoma star Blake Griffin returned to campus Saturday for the dedication of the Griffin Family Performance Center. The AP Player of the Year in 2009 made the largest donation ever from a Sooner basketball player to help with the $ 7 million center. Griffin plays for the Detroit Pistons, and the NBA club will train ...

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Cardinals center Shipley tears ACL, rookie Cole replaces him

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting center A.Q. Shipley for the season with a torn right ACL and will replace him with rookie Mason Cole. Coach Steve Wilks confirmed the injury Monday, saying the center “heard something pop” in his knee during a goal-line drill in training camp on Saturday. Shipley, a six-year NFL veteran, started all ...

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Pistons center Andre Drummond is serious about shooting 3-pointers next season

Two seasons ago, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond shot 39 percent from the free-throw line. Next season, he’s going to start putting up 3-pointers. That’s if you believe what Drummond said after being spotted working on his 3-point stroke during last week’s Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas. You see lots of big men taking 3-pointers during and after practice, ...

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Dallas Mavericks re-sign backup center Salah Mejri

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed backup center Salah Mejri, who will join former European teammate and rookie third overall pick Luca Doncic. Mejri has spent the past three seasons in Dallas. The 32-year-old Tunisian has career averages of 3.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 168 games. He led the Mavericks in field goal percentage and blocks the ...

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