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Source: Knicks Cutting Ties with Longstaff

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The New York Knicks are not renewing the contract of assistant coach Josh Longstaff, according to a team official.

Longstaff has a strong relationship with Kristaps Porzingis and several other young players on the roster. It is unclear if there is any correlation between the organization’s decision not to renew Longstaff’s contract and its current issues with Porzingis.

Longstaff, 34, was well-respected in the Knicks’ locker room, so the decision will likely come as a surprise to players.

Source: Ian Begley 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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LaVar Ball Says Lakers Coaching is Too ‘Soft’ on Lonzo

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LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report that the Los Angeles Lakers’ staff should take a specific approach to coaching his son, Lonzo: Be tougher on him.

“They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son,” Ball told the website during a recent interview. “I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around.” LaVar Ball said he does not take issue with the job Lakers coach Luke Walton has done during the team’s 7-10 start to the season.

Source: ESPN

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