Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, has had trouble staying on the court, playing just 82 games in his four-year NBA career. Throughout the trials, which have involved multiple microfracture knee surgeries and a fractured patella, Oden has received support off the court. Bill Duffy, president of BDA Sports, the agency that represents Oden, told Portland r
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Oden seeks helpPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 191 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Richardson has back surgeryPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 191 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Magic forward Quentin Richardson is recuperating from a recent surgery to repair a disk in his lower back. Richardson underwent the surgery a week ago, and his recovery time is estimated at a total of six to eight weeks, a team official said. "I'm feeling good and on track with my recovery," Richardson said. In 2010-11, his first season with the Magic, Richardson
Stoudemire says back still sorePosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 191 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
According to ESPN.com, Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire said even though his back is still bothering him it shouldn't prevent him from working out soon with teammates Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. Stoudemire said he is still in some pain, nearly two months after he pulled a back muscle in Game 2 of the first-round series against Boston. "My back is sore. It's a bit tight," Stoudemire said
Rubio close to joining NBAPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 191 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
According to the radio station 1500AM in Minnesota, guard Ricky Rubio is expected to be in Minneapolis next week for a media conference. Rubio said after his Spanish team's ACB championship-clinching win on Tuesday that "we are talking with (Regal) Barcelona and we will soon see" if he's headed for the NBA next season. Several reports earlier this month said Rubio had signed a contract with the W
GM: We're not shopping EllisPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 191 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
According to SI.com, Warriors GM Larry Riley said Wednesday that the team is not actively shopping guard Monta Ellis despite several reports recently that he could be traded this offseason to Philadelphia, Chicago, Memphis or Denver. “We are not shopping Monta Ellis," Riley said. "It is business as usual here. I think you have to look at what just happened in the Finals — it seemed like
Heat hope to keep ChalmersPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 192 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The Heat announced Wednesday that they have made a qualifying offer to guard Mario Chalmers, making him a restricted free agent and giving Miami the opportunity to match any contract offer he receives. "We're encouraged by Mario's progress," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He's a combination guard, he's a guard who can start under the right circumstances. He's also a great fit coming off the bench be
Clippers holding on to GriffinPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 192 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The Clippers have exercised their fourth-year contract option on Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin, keeping him with the club through 2012-13. Griffin was the first unanimous choice in 21 years as the NBA's top rookie after leading all rookies in scoring and rebounding. The 2009 No. 1 draft pick missed an entire season with a broken kneecap before becoming the first rookie All-Star in eight years.
Back still bothers StoudemirePosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 192 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The New York Daily News reports that Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire said Wednesday that his back is still not 100 percent. Stoudemire dealt with back problems during the first-round playoff series against the Celtics in April.
Clippers offer deal to JordanPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 192 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
According to ESPN.com, the Clippers on Tuesday formally extended a $1,091,100 qualifying offer to restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan. Extending the qualifying offer to Jordan formally begins what could be an intriguing and revealing process for the Clippers, who now have the right to match any offer sheet the athletic big man signs with another team. Clippers GM Neil Olshey stopped short
Afflalo works for new dealPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 192 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The Denver Post reports that Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo is working hard this offseason. His schedule is five- to six-hour workouts five days a week. Afflalo averaged 12.6 points last season and enters this summer as a restricted free agent. His agent, Sam Goldfeder and Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri have said they see Afflalo re-signing with Denver. "I have confidence that we can get a deal done,
Kings extend offer to ThorntonPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 192 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The Sacramento Bee reports that the Kings have extended a qualifying offer to guard Marcus Thornton. He is a restricted free agent. The qualifying offer gives the Kings the right to match an offer sheet from another team for Thornton. The Kings are expected to use some of the money available under their salary cap to sign Thornton to a multi-year deal. He earned $762,195 last season. Thornton was
Gaines doing well in rehabPosted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 192 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Nets guard Sundiata Gaines, who suffered a broken hip late in the season, is beginning to do some work on the court now, although GM Billy King said he cannot do any side-to-side movements. Gaines had surgery in March.
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