Week In Review 1/24/16-1/30/16

Clippers power forward Blake Griffin is expected to miss up to two months of action as he recovers from surgery to repair a fracture in his right (shooting) hand suffered during an altercation with team equipment manager Mathias Testi. The team released a statement, co-signed by owner Steve Ballmer and coach/executive Doc Rivers, that clearly expressed displeasure for Griffin’s actions. “This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who are as a team,” the statement read. “We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.”

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Miscellaneous News

  • Cavs shooting guard J.R. Smith was cleared of wrongdoing in the alleged choking incident he was involved in outside of a New York nightclub in November.
  • Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and Rockets executive VP of basketball operations Gersson Rosas have reportedly become serious candidates for the Nets GM vacancy.
  • Thunder swingman Andre Roberson will miss at least three weeks with a right knee sprain.
  • Wizards point guard John Wall hired agent Rich Paul and the Klutch Sports Group to represent him.
  • Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic was diagnosed with an acute appendicitis and underwent surgery this week. The power forward is expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
  • The league announced the reserves for the 2016 NBA All-Star game.
  • The three-year maximum-salary contract that Brook Lopez signed this past summer with the Nets reportedly contains only conditional guarantees for next season and 2017/18 based on the health of his right foot.


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D-League News

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