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Wizards forward Nene will be sidelined for approximately six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, costing the team its most reliable barometer for success while it makes a push for its first playoff berth since 2008.
Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love on Monday were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 23.
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has dismissed his $600,000 federal lawsuit against his former accountant.
The 2014 trade deadline didn't exactly alter the NBA landscape. Pau Gasol is still in L.A., the Rockets kept Omer Asik, the Suns didn't use Emeka Okafor's expiring and insured contract, and neither the Thunder or Spurs upgraded on the wings.
Jason Collins has become the first openly gay player to see action in an NBA game.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement on Sunday regarding Jason Collins' signing of a contract with the Brooklyn Nets:
LeBron James will sit out the Miami Heat's game Sunday against the Chicago Bulls because of a broken nose.
? Thunder center Kendrick Perkins strained his left groin during Thursday's loss to Miami and is out. Rookie big man Steven Adams will start in his place. Adams also started against the Clippers earlier this season when Perkins left the team for two games after the death of his grandfather. Show More Summary
A person familiar with the situation says Jason Collins and the Brooklyn Nets are meeting in California and he could sign with the team on Sunday.
Jason Collins is expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday and will become the first openly gay athlete to play in major professional sports, according to reports.
Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic and guard Kevin Martin missed Saturday's game against Utah, which was without Derrick Favors.
The Golden State Warriors will be without power forward David Lee and center Andrew Bogut against the Brooklyn Nets.
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap has a right knee contusion and will not play Saturday night against the New York Knicks.
? Andre Miller makes his Washington Wizards debut Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Wizards (26-28) acquired the veteran point guard from the Nuggets on Thursday before the NBA's trading dealing in a three-team swap that sent Jan Vesely to Denver and Eric Maynor the Philadelphia 76ers. Show More Summary
A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks are in serious discussions with Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih about buying out their contracts.
The Sacramento Kings say recently acquired guard Jason Terry will spend the remainder of the season rehabilitating his left knee.
LeBron James plans to get fitted for a mask to protect his broken nose, saying his availability Sunday against Chicago will be a game-time decision.
Denver forward Darrell Arthur has left the Nuggets' game at Chicago with a left hip strain.
The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on forward Antawn Jamison, whom they acquired in a low-key trade Thursday.