NBA Player News
|9/23/2016||Chris Bosh, Mia, F-C|
|Bosh has failed his physical, meaning the Heat will not clear him for training camp next week and casting serious doubt on his playing future.
Analysis: It's a major setback for the 11-time All-Star forward, who wants to resume playing even though each of his last two seasons was cut short by blood clots. Bosh was examined by multiple doctors in recent days in an attempt to be cleared for camp, which beings next week.
|9/23/2016||Kevin Garnett, Min, F-C|
|Garnett announced his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday.
Analysis: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Garnett and the Timberwolves reached a contract settlement earlier Friday. Garnett was signed for $8 million this season. Garnett, 40, easily the most productive player in franchise history, spent 13 1/2 of his 21 NBA seasons with Minnesota. He was drafted out of high school in 1995 and developed into one of the top power forwards in NBA history.
|9/23/2016||Scott Wood, GS, SF|
|The Golden State Warriors signed Wood, the team announced Friday.
Analysis: Wood, 26, spent the past three seasons playing overseas with UCAM Murcia in Spain's top league, Liga ACB. He averaged 9.1 points and 1.6 rebounds and 21.1 minutes over 103 games.
|9/22/2016||Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C|
|Millsap will be rested for three weeks and will miss the first two preseason games following a procedure to reduce swelling in his right knee.
Analysis: The Hawks say Millsap recently had ''a preventative procedure'' and will have ''phases of rest and recovery'' for the next three weeks before returning to full basketball activities. Hawks coach and president of basketball operations Mike Budenholzer says the procedure was timed to make sure Millsap is ready for the regular season.
|9/21/2016||Thomas Robinson, LAL, F-C|
|The Lakers signed Robinson on Wednesday.
Analysis: Robinson played for five teams in his first four NBA seasons, averaging 4.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. He spent last season with Brooklyn, starting seven games in 71 appearances. Robinson was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft by Sacramento. He also has played for Houston, Portland and Philadelphia.
|9/21/2016||Metta World Peace, LAL, F|
|The Lakers are ready to give World Peace a chance again. The 36-year-old told ESPN on Wednesday that he has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers, who are coached by former teammate Luke Walton.
Analysis: The 16-year NBA veteran feels he has more to add after averaging 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 35 games for the Lakers last season. "I'm excited about everything. I'm prepared to help the young guys grow. To play, everything," World Peace told ESPN.
|9/21/2016||Khris Middleton, Mil, G-F|
|Middleton has a left hamstring injury that will require surgery, sidelining the team's best outside shooter for about six months.
Analysis: The Bucks announced the injury Wednesday. Surgery is planned for the next week. Middleton tore the hamstring in a workout Tuesday. The 25-year-old Middleton averaged a career-high 18.2 points and 4.2 assists in 79 games last season. He was drafted by Detroit in the second round in 2012 and traded to Milwaukee the following year.
|9/21/2016||Kevin Garnett, Min, F-C|
|The Timberwolves are working on a buyout with Garnett. The two sides have been engaged in talks for some time. When completed it will assure that Garnett will not return to the team next season.
Analysis: The 40-year-old Garnett is under contract for $8 million next season. Garnett returned to the Timberwolves at the trade deadline in 2014. He has served as a valuable mentor to a young roster but has struggled to stay on the court due to recurring knee problems. Garnett played 38 games last season, averaging 3.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 14.6 minutes.
|9/19/2016||Louis Amundson, NY, PF|
|The Knicks re-signed Amundson on Monday.
Analysis: Amundson has played for 10 teams. He appeared in 70 games over the last two seasons with New York. He averaged 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds over seven minutes a game last season.
|9/17/2016||P.J. Tucker, Pho, G-F|
|Tucker will miss 6 to 8 weeks after undergoing back surgery earlier this week.
Analysis: The timetable puts Tucker, the Suns' starting small forward and defensive stopper, unlikely to be available for the team's Oct. 26 opener. The 31-year-old played in all 82 games last season and averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
|9/14/2016||Chris Bosh, Mia, F-C|
|Bosh has pronounced himself ready to play again but is still waiting to be cleared for action.
Analysis: The veteran big man had each of his last two seasons halted by blood clots that were discovered at the All-Star break. He said in a podcast released Wednesday that he ''absolutely'' intends to be with his team for training camp that starts in the Bahamas on Sept. 27. But he also revealed that he has not yet been cleared to play again, though he's confident that it will happen.
|9/13/2016||Mitch McGary, OKC, F-C|
|McGary has been suspended without pay for at least 10 games for violating the terms of the league's anti-drug policy.
Analysis: The league announced Tuesday that the suspension will begin when he has finished serving a five-game drug suspension that was announced in July. After the previous suspension, McGary said in a statement that he needed to ''take accountability and ensure that this does not happen again.''
|9/12/2016||Dwight Howard, Atl, F-C|
|Howard is recovering from a likely case of dehydration after becoming ill on a flight from China, leading to a brief hospitalization.
Analysis: The person says Howard became sick Sunday on the long flight back to Atlanta, which followed a promotional tour of the Asian country. He was released from the hospital early Monday after being treated with fluids and showing no signs of a serious problem. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because no official statement has been released by the team.