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May 29, 2015 Updates

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha, who has blamed Manhattan police for the season-ending leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in the city, told ESPN on Friday that the incident, in addition to carrying a physical toll, also has damaged his reputation. "I was injured in the hands of the police, and it took away a lot from my everyday life," Sefolosha said during an interview at his home. "From being able to help put the kids in bed, going up and down the stairs. We are talking about the stress that it has brought to the entire family, you know, my mom and dad in Switzerland, my brothers and sisters, my wife. Also, the damage to my reputation. I've had people texting me about what they saw in the newspaper and things like this. Every aspect of my life was affected by something like this, and I think putting light on the aftermath of something like this, I think that's also something that's important." ESPN.com

Jenny Dial Creech: Motiejunas said he is still in the beginnings of his recovery. Said he is still strengthening his core. Motiejunas said the back surgery was tough - only surgery he had before that was 6 years ago to remove his tonsils. Twitter @jennydialcreech

Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle also participated in a series of full-contact, half-court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills, something he said he has done for the past month after rehabbing his surgically repaired right leg he injured in the 2014-15 season opener. “It’s been real good,” Randle said in a brief interview with Los Angeles News Group. “It’s been good with how I feel conditioning-wise and the smoothness of (my movement).” Los Angeles Daily News

May 28, 2015 Updates

Mark Medina: Wayne Ellington said his shoulder has healed. He seemed in good spirits, spending some time w/ family after a tough year losing his dad Twitter @MarkG_Medina

Klay Thompson is "doing much better after a good night's sleep," said the Warriors guard's father Mychal Thompson Thursday morning during his regular guest spot on ESPN Radio in Los Angeles. The younger Thompson took a knee to the side of the head from Houston's Trevor Ariza in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 104-90 victory over the Rockets that put Golden State in the NBA Finals. He did not return to the game. "He was still a little woozy after the game but he was composed, and caught up in the adrenalin, caught up in the moment," said Thompson's father. "But he was very cognizant of what was going on around him. He's OK." Contra Costa Times

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