- The NBA is looking to cut down on the amount of flopping going on in the league. They are looking to penalize players through a review by the league office that will take place during post game.
- Dwyane Wade had surgery on his left knee on July 9 and is expected to miss some time in training camp, along with some preseason games. It is still unsure, however, if Wade will be ready for Miami's season opener on October 30.
- Boston Celtics' veteran big man Kevin Garnett has been stressing to the media that he is choosing not to speak with former team mate Ray Allen. It appears that Allen opting to play for the Miami Heat really hurt KG as he told reporters that he and Allen are very close but since Ray made his decision to move on, he does not have Allen's number anymore.
- In other Boston Celtics news, Paul Pierce has admitted to being injured ( left knee MCL) during last season's playoffs, but he has assured the media that he will enter this upcoming season at full strength. Pierce says that right now his knee is at 100 percent.
- Minnesota Timberwolves' guard Ricky Rubio says that his rehab from a reconstructed left knee is coming along just fine. He started running a few weeks ago, he is not allowed to jump yet and shooting is limited to free throws. Rubio is expecting to be ready for action around December/January, though he does not want to rush a return.
- To continue with other injuries, Washington Wizards guard John Wall is expected to miss about the first 10 -15 games of the regular season with a left knee injury. The injury is described as the early stages of a stress injury to the knee cap.
- ESPNNewYork.com is reporting that Rasheed Wallace has undergone a physical with the New York Knicks and a deal could be in the works. Wallace last played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics in 2010, Jerry Stackhouse tried to court him to play with the Atlanta Hawks last season but Rasheed apparently decided against it.
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