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D’Antoni on Lakers Stint: Kupchak, Buss Not the Problem

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“I really liked working with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss; they weren’t the problem,” said Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, the former Knicks coach who resigned as Lakers head coach in April 2014 after two seasons. “When you have a superstar of the magnitude of Kobe (Bryant), and he retires. And…they had tried to make the trade for Chris Paul (in Dec. 2011 that was blocked by the NBA), and they had it, and that would’ve (kept them successful) another 10 years, and it didn’t work out.”

Source: Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Patrick Beverley to Miss Rest of Season

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After undergoing right knee surgery to repair a microfracture and a torn meniscus, LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.

The microfracture recovery process is expected to take nine months, leaving Beverley with the expectation of a full recovery to return next season.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Paul Millsap (Wrist) Could Miss Up to Three Months

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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.

The All-Star forward suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Bucks’ Teletovic Out Four Weeks After Undergoing Surgery

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Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.

The team said forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the past six games.

Source: The Associated Press on ESPN

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