Archive for October 7th, 2017

The Toronto Raptors have waived center Kennedy Meeks, guard Andy Rautins and forward Kyle Wiltjer.

Rautins and Wiltjer both appeared in three preseason games while Meeks made his lone appearance October 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers in Hawaii.

Toronto’s roster now stands at 17 players.

Utah Jazz waive Taylor Braun

The Utah Jazz have waived guard/forward Taylor Braun.

Braun (6-7, 210, North Dakota State) appeared in two preseason games for the Jazz, averaging 2.0 points, connecting on 4-of-4 free throws in 2.0 minutes per contest.

Prior to signing with Utah, Braun played with ratiopharm Ulm of the German Bundesliga, where he averaged 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 53 games (50 starts) during the 2016-17 season.

The 6-7 guard/forward originally signed with the Jazz on Sep. 26.

Following the move, Utah’s roster now stands at 19 players.

Seth Curry out with leg injury

Seth Curry out with leg injury

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a stress reaction of his left tibia.

No timetable has been set for his return and he will be reevaluated weekly.

According to the Dallas Morning News, “Curry was one of the Mavericks’ best players after entering the starting lineup last season in January. He averaged 12.8 points and shot 42.5 percent from 3-point range.”

The legendary Connie Hawkins has died

The Phoenix Suns have released the statement below following last night’s passing of Suns legend and Basketball Hall of Famer, Connie Hawkins.

“’The Hawk’ revolutionized the game and remains to this day an icon of the sport and one of basketball’s great innovators. His unique combination of size, grace and athleticism was well ahead of its time and his signature style of play is now a hallmark of the modern game.

A flip of the coin changed the Suns’ fortunes and he helped put Phoenix on the map as the city’s first professional sports superstar. Rightfully, he became the first Suns player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and his No. 42 hangs in the rafters at Talking Stick Resort Arena as part of our Ring of Honor.

Connie’s passion for the game was only matched by his desire to give back to the Phoenix community, a role which he played proudly as a Suns community ambassador, spreading warmth and kindness to everyone he encountered. We will miss Hawk dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends as we mourn the passing of a true Suns legend.”

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