That plan didn’t work either. “So I’m rehabbing t…

That plan didn’t work either. “So I’m rehabbing that,” Azubuike said, “and then the wire breaks while I’m rehabbing and we had to go in for emergency surgery again. So that’s three surgeries.” Yes, another surgery was required to try and put Azubuike’s patella in the normal spot, and while he gave it his all — including landing a spot on the Dallas Mavericks after being unable to fulfill the promise Knicks fans saw when the Warriors dealt him, Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf and two second-round picks to New York for David Lee — his career ended after a 2012 trade to Cleveland.
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May 17, 2021 | 7:44 am EDT Update

Raptors bringing back Khem Birch?

Birch certainly gives the impression that he would love to be back with Toronto and it’s hard to imagine the Raptors wouldn’t have a role for him. But he’ll be 29 next season, so the contract will have to be right also. He’s coming off a two-year deal that paid him $6 million and would doubtless like some security on his next deal. “I think [on-court] fit and financial is probably what’s tied right now,” said Birch. “I’ve seen a lot of guys who actually go for financial but they get flushed out after their contracts [are over]. So I think fit is very important because I don’t want to just be the kind of guy who gets money and gets flushed out. I actually want to have a career and play a big part on a championship-level team or just win. That’s my goal.”
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May 17, 2021 | 4:43 am EDT Update

Marcus Morris apologized to Luka Doncic

With a first-round rematch between their teams set, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic said there are no hard feelings remaining from the heated rivalry that he developed with LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. during last season’s playoff series. According to Doncic, Morris apologized to him during a game earlier this season about stepping on the back of Doncic’s left ankle in Game 5, a controversial play that the Mavs considered dirty with their star playing on a sprained ankle.
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