NBA Rumors for Wednesday, September 2
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Former Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard has a personal collection of more than 50 guns – shotguns, bazookas, handguns and semiautomatics. But the Houston Rockets center apparently tried to take a pistol on an airplane last Friday and was detained at George Bush Intercontinental airport in Houston. Orlando Sentinel
According to ESPN, Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith said Wednesday that Howard was stopped at Terminal E at 7 a.m. when TSA officials discovered a pistol in the bottom of a carry-on bag. Orlando Sentinel
Jay Triano’s Team Canada got their first win of the 2015 FIBA Americas with a 101-59 blowout over Cuba on Wednesday afternoon in Mexico City. We are going to update you on Blazers assistants Jay Triano (Canada’s head coach) and David Vanterpool (Canada assistant) as they coach Canada, in their quest to make the Olympics for the first time since 2000. Columbian Blog
The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed guard J.R. Smith, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. According to ESPN.com, “the deal is for two years and more than $10 million total… The second year of the contract [is] a player option.” InsideHoops
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The Miami Heat took another step toward filling out their training-camp roster with an agreement with summer-league standout Greg Whittington, the former Georgetown forward, the Sun Sentinel has confirmed. South Florida Sun Sentinel
The agreement with Whittington, who played for the Heat in both the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues, leaves the Heat will 18 players on their offseason roster, two shy of the NBA maximum. Teams much trim to a maximum of 15 by Oct. 26. South Florida Sun Sentinel
The Heat open training camp Sept. 29, with their preseason opener Oct. 4 against the Charlotte Hornets at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat open the regular-season Oct. 28 against the visiting Hornets. South Florida Sun Sentinel
Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced earlier today that the organization will retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 uniform in a special ceremony on November 24th when the Hawks host the Boston Celtics at Philips Arena. The announcement was made during a ceremony recognizing today as Dikembe Mutombo Day in Fulton County. InsideHoops
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