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March 27, 2015 Updates

Rockets forward Terrence Jones, showing significant progress in coming back from last week’s partially collapsed lung, on Friday rode a stationary bicycle for the first time since the injury, a person with knowledge of his condition said. If Jones continues to improve as expected, he could be ready to begin on-court workouts when the Rockets return from their road trip next Tuesday. But with the Rockets beginning a stretch of four games in five nights on Sunday, they do not have a practice scheduled until April 4. Jones went out with the injury March 19 when he was hit by Denver’s Kenneth Faried as both chased a loose ball. Jones spent the next two days in the hospital, but has made steady progress since. Houston Chronicle

Former Rockets assistant coach Brett Gunning on Friday began working with Rockets players on an informal, unofficial basis, a person with knowledge of his work with the team said. Gunning will not be added officially to the Rockets coaching staff because it is so late in the season with just 11 games remaining, but is considered a top assistant coach who was a candidate to join the Rockets staff last off-season before opting to remain with the Orlando Magic. Gunning left the Magic and returned to Houston when Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn was fired last month. Houston Chronicle

March 26, 2015 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: Alessandro Gentile: It’s too early to talk about the future. I’m a player of Olimpia Milano and I am giving everything for this team. Alessandro Gentile scored 29 points with 7 boards and 4 assists for 30 of evaluation in Milano’s victory 99-85 vs. Baskonia Twitter @sportando

March 25, 2015 Updates

On the same day that Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard (right knee injury) was expected to play for the first time since Jan. 23, point guard Patrick Beverley saw his season potentially come to an end. According to a person with knowledge of his situation, Beverley has a torn ligament in his left wrist. The Rockets point guard will have further discussions on his treatment and the next step after seven to 10 days, but the prospect of him returning to the Rockets before season's end remains in play. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced a diagnosis. USA Today Sports

Alessandro Gentile's three-year contract with Olimpia Milano doesn't include an NBA out in 2015 and there's no buyout clause in his deal, source tells HoopsHype. A 53rd pick in the 2014 draft, Gentile is averaging 13.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 2.5 apg in the Euroleague this season. HoopsHype

 

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