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76ers C Embiid not cleared for 5-on-5s

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(TSX / STATS) -- Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has yet to be cleared for 5-on-5 drills as he works his way back from an injured left knee, the team announced Wednesday.

Embiid played in only 31 games last season and had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

Team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown said Wednesday that the club will soon decide the best way to proceed with Embiid's playing time when training camp opens next week.

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Wizards F Morris to have hernia surgery

(TSX / STATS) -- Washington Wizards starting power forward Markieff Morris will miss the start of training camp because he is scheduled to have surgery to repair a sports hernia on Friday, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

The Wizards begin training camp on Tuesday in Richmond, Va., and their first preseason game is on Oct. 2. Their first regular-season game is Oct. 18, and Morris might be available for that contest. This type of surgery typically requires a few weeks of recovery time.

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Durant calls tweets about OKC 'childish'

(TSX / STATS) -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant apologized and labeled his recent actions on Twitter as "childish" and "idiotic" on Tuesday while on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco.

Durant claims he accidentally used his main Twitter account while defending his decision to leave Oklahoma City.

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Bulls tab Collins as senior advisor

(TSX / STATS) -- Doug Collins was named as the Chicago Bulls' senior advisor of basketball operations, the team announced on Tuesday.

Collins will report to John Paxson, the executive vice president of basketball operations.

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Heat pick up option on F Winslow

(TSX / STATS) -- The Miami Heat exercised their fourth-year option on forward Justise Winslow, the team announced Tuesday.

The Heat had until Oct. 16 to exercise that option for Winslow, who is guaranteed $3.44 million for the 2018-19 season. Had Miami elected against the move, Winslow would have become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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Pelicans, F Cunningham agree to $2.3M

(TSX / STATS) -- Forward Dante Cunningham agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Cunningham reportedly received a contract worth $2.3 million.

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Bucks sign veteran swingman Rush

(TSX / STATS) -- The Milwaukee Bucks added a veteran presence to the perimeter by signing swingman Brandon Rush to a training camp contract on Tuesday.

Rush spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and averaged 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes over 47 games while shooting 38.6 percent from 3-point range. The 32-year-old is a career 40.2 percent 3-point shooter over nine seasons with Indiana, Golden State, Utah and Minnesota.

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Nuggets keep Mason Plumlee on $41M deal

(TSX / STATS) -- The Denver Nuggets officially re-signed restricted free agent center Mason Plumlee to a three-year contract Wednesday.

Terms were not disclosed by the team, but the deal is worth $41 million, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.

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Bogut to join Lakers on 1-year contract

(TSX / STATS) -- Free agent center Andrew Bogut agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

The deal is reportedly worth the veteran minimum $2.3 million.

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Terry returning to Bucks on 1-year deal

(TSX / STATS) -- Jason Terry is returning for another NBA season.

The 40-year-old free agent re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Monday.

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