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Sources: Andre Roberson Out for Remainder of Season with Ruptured Patellar Tendon

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Oklahoma City guard Andre Roberson was taken off the court on a stretcher Saturday after his left leg appeared to give out on the receiving end of an alley-oop attempt against the Detroit Pistons.

Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the preliminary report said Roberson suffered a ruptured patellar tendon and is expected to have season-ending surgery. Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed that the injury was to the patellar tendon but said they wouldn’t know the severity until more testing was done upon returning to Oklahoma City.

Roberson, 26, missed eight games earlier this season with patellar tendinitis in his left knee.

Source: Michael Rothstein and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Nets Guarantee Spencer Dinwiddie’s Salary

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The Nets recently guaranteed guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s $1.65M salary for the season, league sources tell ESPN.


Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Mike D’Antoni: Carmelo Anthony ‘a lot better fit’ with Rockets

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Houston coach Mike D’Antoni, who walked away from the New York Knicks post because of Carmelo Anthony, now will welcome him onto his Rockets team that needs their sordid past to be, well, just that.

No more hard feelings over their infamous split in March 2012, when D’Antoni was so tired of trying to convince Anthony to play power forward that he resigned with more than a month left in the regular season. No more dissecting how it all went down, as D’Antoni has several times in recent years by sharing that it was Anthony’s ultimatum to Knicks management that inspired his exit.

“Back then, there wasn’t even analytics. I was going by my gut, and he was going by (his) gut, and it’s just, you know, styles clash. And I think now, things have changed and everybody is playing the same way. I think it’s a lot better fit and I think we have a really good chance to be really good.”

Source: Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports

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Sources: Bucks, Shabazz Muhammad Agree to Deal

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Free agent Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell Yahoo.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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