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John Wall, James Harden Named Players of the Week

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The Washington Wizards’ John Wall and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 14.

Wall led the Wizards to one of the East’s two perfect records on the week at 4-0 (the Chicago Bulls were 3-0).  He averaged 18.3 points, a league leading 11.8 assists, and tied for second in the conference with 2.5 steals.  Wall recorded three point-assist double-doubles, including a 26-point, 17-assist effort on Dec. 8, as the Wizards topped the Boston Celtics 133-132 in double-overtime.  The Wizards’ 4-0 week has vaulted them into the second overall spot in the Eastern Conference at 17-6 (.739), a half-game behind the Toronto Raptors (18-6, .750).

Harden’s league-leading 34.0 ppg on the week helped the Rockets to a 2-1 mark, which included wins over the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 11, and the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 13.  He ranked fifth in the conference in assists at 7.3 apg, and second in both steals (2.67 spg) and minutes (41.8 mpg).  Harden poured in a season-high 44 points during the Rockets’ 113-109 win over the Kings. It marked the ninth game this season in which Harden connected on 10-or-more foul shots.

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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans

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Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.

Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight

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Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”

Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

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Joel Embiid Still Not Cleared for Back-to-Back Games

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid said he has not been cleared to play back-to-back games and does not expect to be in the lineup Saturday at Toronto.

Embiid was in the starting lineup for the home opener Friday night against the Boston Celtics, scoring 11 points to go along with 14 rebounds in 28 minutes as Philadelphia lost 102-92. Asked after Friday’s game if he was OK with not playing Saturday night, Embiid replied, “Um I’m not OK with it but we have a plan in place and we have to follow it.”

Source: ESPN

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