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NBA roundup: Pistons’ Caldwell-Pope has knee strain

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The Detroit Pistons said Monday that MRI results on guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s left knee showed no structural damage and the injury was re-classified as a knee strain.

Caldwell-Pope will miss this week’s preseason games at Charlotte, Orlando and Atlanta and will be re-evaluated upon the team’s return to Detroit next week.

Caldwell-Pope suffered the injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s 91-89 preseason loss against the Washington Wizards.

Caldwell-Pope, a second-year player, was having a solid preseason, averaging 16.7 points.

–Milwaukee Bucks rookie center Johnny O’Bryant has a grade III sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the team announced.

The team did not announce a timetable for his possible return, but those injuries typically require six to eight weeks of recovery time.

–The Miami Heat waived center Chris Johnson and guard Reggie Williams.

Johnson, who was signed as a free agent on Sept. 26, appeared in one game with the Heat this preseason totaling one rebound, one assist and a block in six minutes of action. Williams, who was signed as a free agent on Aug. 12, did not appear in a game with Miami.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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