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July 9, 2014 Updates
July 8, 2014 Updates

Derrick Rose participated Tuesday night in the first session of a three-day minicamp that began at the Berto Center. Rose isn’t scheduled to travel to Las Vegas when the team leaves Friday, and the practices are closed to reporters. “He looks great,” coach Tom Thibodeau said last week. Chicago Tribune

Brian Mahoney: USA Basketball announces withdrawal of Westbrook, who was always far from a lock to play this summer anyway to rest knees. Twitter @briancmahoney

The Lakers were relieved he wouldn't need a screw to be replaced or removed from a surgery 18 months earlier. Randle was relieved too after visiting foot specialist David Porter in Indiana last week. "I kind of knew what the diagnosis was going to be as far as clearing me to play, but to finally have it over and that whole whirlwind of flying places and all that drama, to finally have that over with is definitely a relief and I can finally play basketball," he said Monday. Los Angeles Times

July 7, 2014 Updates

Warriors center Festus Ezeli will not play in NBA Summer League games due to right shin inflammation, the team announced Monday on the eve of its first workout in Las Vegas. Ezeli after missing all of last season recovering from right knee surgery will have his return delayed because of precautionary reasons, according to the Warriors, who believe the latest injury is “nothing serious.” Contra Costa Times

Nerlens Noel will play in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Orlando Pro Summer League contest against the Houston Rockets. The 76ers 6-foot-11 center sat out Sunday’s 84-73 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder for precautionary reasons. The Sixers just don’t want to overwork Noel, who on Saturday played in his first game in 17 months following a knee injury in his lone season at Kentucky. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 6, 2014 Updates

Steve Kyler: Pierre Jackson update - after tearing his Achilles yesterday, he going to back to Philly to meet with their doctors. What's next is unclear. The 76ers are still very high on Pierre Jackson, and don't view the injury as a career ender, but are not ready to make decisions yet. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

Nerlens Noel has the day off. The 76ers center will not compete in Sunday’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Orlando Pro Summer League, the Inquirer has learned. The 6-foot-11, 228-pounder has been working hard since the team started training on Monday. The Sixers want to be smart during this summer-league stretch. Philadelphia Inquirer

Noel had game highs of 19 points and four steals to go with three assists and a blocked shot in an 83-77 setback to the Magic on Saturday at the Orlando Pro Summer League. The 6-foot-11, 228-pounder was deadly from the foul line, making 7 of 7. He also scored on an array of dunks, floaters, and hook bank shots. His only downside was finishing with just two rebounds in 26 minutes, 17 seconds. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 5, 2014 Updates

Carlos Delfino is on schedule in his recovery from foot surgery last season, according to a league source. The Bucks veteran guard-forward will not play for Argentina this summer in the FIBA World Cup but will concentrate on his recovery, the source indicated. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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