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Chris Bosh will not be around the Miami Heat and the All-Star center likely has played his final game for the team even if one day he is cleared to play basketball again. President Pat Riley said today that he does not expect Bosh to ever wear a Heat uniform again. Palm Beach Post Blog
“We feel based on the last exam that his Heat career probably is over,” Riley said. “NBA career? I don’t know that’s up to him.” Bosh was hoping to be on the court when the Heat begin training camp Tuesday in the Bahamas after missing the second half of the last two seasons because of blood clots. But despite behind cleared by independent doctors to resume playing while on blood thinners, Bosh failed a team physical a week ago. Palm Beach Post Blog
Paul Pierce says this season with the Los Angeles Clippers will be his last as an NBA player. Pierce made the announcement Monday in a posting on The Players Tribune . He turns 39 next month and says "it's time to move on from the game of basketball" and says he will take time to savor every moment that this season brings. Star Tribune/AP
Josh Richardson is in the middle of his third week of recovery. With the start of the regular season (at Orlando Magic on Oct. 26) still about four weeks away, there’s a chance Richardson will be ready for the opener. But with his timetable extending to eight weeks, there’s also a good chance Richardson will miss the first week or two of the season. Richardson was expected to compete with Wayne Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters for the starting job at shooting guard in training camp and the preseason. Palm Beach Post Blog
Marc Gasol’s fractured navicular bone has been deemed fully healed and he’s been cleared to resume normal basketball activities ahead of training camp. He looks trim. For a player who is so expressive, it’s a very good sign that his spirits are so high. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Instead of six weeks, it’s now been more than six months since [Chandler] Parsons’ surgery. Last week, the Grizzlies announced that Parsons “is participating in limited court activity. He will be limited heading into training camp and the preseason and will be reevaluated weekly.” Memphis Commercial Appeal
The Grizzlies' mystery in their starting lineup is solely one of age and injury. If everyone is intact and can ward off too much decline, the Grizzlies starters should be very good. But the bench? There’s not a single sure thing. Memphis Commercial Appeal
The Detroit Pistons have signed former USC power forward Nikola Jovanovic, announcing the move while releasing their official training camp roster this morning. Jovanovic, who is unlikely to make the team, averaged 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game over three seasons with the Trojans. Detroit Free Press
The Nets have plenty of options to make more roster moves as they could start the regular season $18.6 million below the salary cap and $37.7 million under the luxury tax line. ESPN.com
The Timberwolves on Sunday announced additions to the team’s coaching staff for the 2016-17 NBA season, naming Andy Greer and Rick Brunson as Assistant Coaches, Peter Patton as Shooting Coach, Daisuke Yoshimoto as Special Assistant to the President of Basketball Operations and promoting Vince Legarza to Player Development Coach. Ryan Saunders will also continue in his capacity as Assistant Coach. Greer joins the Timberwolves after spending last season as an Assistant with the Toronto Raptors under Dwane Casey. InsideHoops
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced additions to the team’s basketball staff for the 2016-17 NBA season, naming Noah Croom as Assistant General Manager, Brian Pauga as Director of Player Personnel and John Carideo, Jim Eyen, Drew Nicholas, Scott Roth and Jim Todd as Scouts. The team also named Matthew Duhamel as Director of Athletic Therapy, Pierre Nesbit as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Troy Sutton as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. InsideHoops
The team also announced the following staff have been appointed to various positions within the organization: Calvin Booth as Director of Pro Personnel, Matt Bollero as Pro Personnel Scout, David Crewe as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Assistant Athletic Trainer, Emmanuel Rohan as Director of Basketball Administration, Todd Checovich as Manager of Basketball Operations and Rachel Saunders as Manager of Team Services. InsideHoops
The Suns on Sunday signed center Gracin Bakumanya (pronounced Gra-SOH BAH-koo-MAHN-yah), forward Derek Cooke Jr., guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Derrick Jones Jr., bringing the club’s roster to 19 players. Bakumanya, a 6-11, 220-pound center, went undrafted in 2016 as an international early entry candidate. A native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 19-year-old played the 2015-16 season with Antibes Espoirs, the training center for Antibes Sharks of LNB Pro A, the top-tier league in France. InsideHoops
The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed it continues to investigate a complaint filed against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose, but said there is no timetable on if or when the case will be closed. A woman filed a civil sexual assault case against Rose on Aug. 26, 2015, saying Rose and two friends raped her. The suit accused Rose and his friends of slipping a drug into her drink before committing sexual acts against her will. ESPN.com
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