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Sources: NBA to Experiment with Challenge System

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The NBA is planning to experiment with a coach’s challenge system on referees’ calls during Las Vegas Summer League, according to league sources.

Officials are still working on what mechanism coaches will use to trigger a challenge and what the parameters are, but they will not use a flag, sources said. Both the NFL and Major League Baseball have coach challenge systems.

The league has steadily increased the use of instant replay over the last decade, routinely adding the types of plays that can be reviewed and triggers that allow officials to go to the monitors.

No matter how the testing goes in Vegas, it is unlikely the NBA would adopt any new challenge rules for next season.

Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN

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Sources: Pau Gasol Out One Month with Left Ankle Injury

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Bucks center Pau Gasol is expected to miss approximately one month with a left ankle injury, league sources tell ESPN. He joins Nikola Mirotic and Malcolm Brogdon as among those likely out for the regular season.

Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter

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Sources: Jontay Porter Re-Tears Right ACL

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Jontay Porter’s NBA stock has taken a turn for the worse.

Porter, the Missouri power forward who missed his sophomore season after tearing ligaments in his right knee during a preseason scrimmage against Southern Illinois, recently re-tore his right ACL while in Denver, multiple sources told The Star. The Missouri basketball team confirmed the injury.

Porter was in Denver rehabbing his first knee injury. Sources told The Star the injury didn’t come directly from rehab but happened while he was on the court working out. It’s unknown if Porter was cleared for activity when he was injured.

Source: Alex Schiffer of The Kansas City Star

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Sources: Suns to Waive Jawun Evans, Rockets Expected to Claim

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The Phoenix Suns will waive two-way player Jawun Evans, league sources told @TheAthleticNBA. The Houston Rockets are expected to make a claim on Evans after he’s waived.

Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

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