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Suns’ Okafor Key Piece for Trade Bait?

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Whoever deals for (Emeka) Okafor before the trade deadline will receive an insurance payout of $5.7 million – roughly $141,000 per game.

For the Suns, the appeal of Okafor’s financially friendly deal – armed with approximately $5 million in remaining salary-cap space – has general manager Ryan McDonough on the search to fortify his roster for a playoff run. Despite the loss of point guard Eric Bledsoe to knee surgery, the Suns – 25-18 and holding the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoff chase – are determined to reach the postseason.

The Suns have expressed a willingness to absorb a veteran player on a short-term deal who wouldn’t compromise the organization’s ample salary-cap space for the future, league sources said. As rival teams explore ways to shed payroll and avoid luxury-tax payments, the Suns could have a multitude of deal possibilities to consider over the next few weeks.

via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports

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Sources: James Wiseman Expected to Miss Rest of Season with Torn Right Meniscus

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Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman has suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.


Warriors rookie James Wiseman is feared to be out for the remainder of the season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Report: Patrick Beverley Out Three-to-Four Weeks with Left Hand Fracture

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Los Angeles Clippers say Patrick Beverley suffered a fracture in his left hand and underwent surgery that’ll keep him sidelined at minimum 3-4 weeks.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Report: Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely

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UPDATE: Victor Oladipo will not be accompanying the team on the west coast road trip and will be further evaluated.

Source: Miami HEAT on Twitter

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