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Kings’ Darren Collison Suspended Eight Games

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Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison will be suspended without pay for the first eight games of the 2016-17 NBA regular season after his recent guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

Collison will be allowed to participate in Kings exhibition games and practices but will miss Sacramento’s opening eight games after he received three years of informal probation and a 20-day jail sentence for a May incident involving his wife at their home in the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay, California. The suspension will cost Collison a total of $380,324 in lost salary.

Source: Marc Stein of ESPN

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Kevin Durant ‘Not Sure’ If He’ll Play vs OKC

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who sat out Sunday night’s 118-111 win over the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain, told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City.

“I’m just going to take it day by day and see how it progresses,” Durant said before the game.

Source: ESPN

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Two-Time All-Star David Lee Announces Retirement

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Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement from the NBA on Sunday via Instagram.

Lee, 34, played for 12 years, finishing last season with the Spurs. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 79 games for San Antonio.

Source: ESPN

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Isaiah Thomas on Rehab Drill: ‘Hardest I’ve Run’

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full-court five-on-zero offensive drills Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August.

Thomas, who is still recovering from a torn labrum in his right hip, told Cleveland.com that Sunday was the “hardest I’ve run” during the rehabilitation process and he “felt good for the most part” afterward.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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