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Global Hoops Roundup for 9/29/12; Melo, Chris Kaman, Blazers Starting Five

2012/09/29 5:07 pm 100 0 comments

Today”s Headlines from Around the Sport:

Melo Willing to Sacrifice Shots to Benefit Knicks- Carmelo Anthony has always been a scorer, pure and simple. However, he’s received criticism over the years for often looking for his own shot before giving up the ball. Now he says he ready to do what it takes for the team to win, even if that means scoring fewer points himself. “If my scoring goes from 27 to 23, I’m cool with that. Right now, I’m willing to make any sacrifice that I have to,” Anthony said. (Sporting News)

Jazz Won’t Allow Disgruntled Bell at Training Camp- Guard Raja Bell and coach Tyrone Corbin have a rocky history with each other and even though Bell is currently under contract, the Jazz feel it is in the interest of both parties if he not join the team at camp. This is according to a statement from GM Dennis Lindsey. (Sports Illustrated)

Chris Kaman Leaves Practice Early with Injured Back- Dallas center Chris Kaman suffered a lower back pain during his first practice with the Mavericks today. Although coach Rick Carlisle said the injury is not serious, Kaman has had a history with injuries and has missed significant time in four out of the last five seasons. (ESPN)

NBC Sports: Lillard and Hickson will Start for Blazers-While speaking with the media, Portland coach Terry Stotts confirmed rookie Damian Lillard and J.J. Hickson would join the starting five for the Blazers this season. Rounding out the lineup will be LaMarcus Aldridge, Wes Mathews and Nicolas Batum. (NBC Sports)

Erik Spoelstra Won’t Guarantee Wade Will Be Ready for Opener- At Heat media day, coach Erik Spoelstra said he is hopeful Dwayne Wade will be in the lineup for the season opener against Boston, but is not making any guarantees. Spoelstra said of Wade’s recovery from knee surgery,”working his way back, not 100 percent.” (CBS Sports)

Lakers Hill Pleads No Contest in Assault- After being charged for assaulting his girlfriend in March, Lakers forward Jordan Hill pleaded no contest this week and has been sentenced to one year probation. The 25-year old Hill will also be required to pay a $500 fine and attend domestic-violence counseling. (Yahoo! Sports)

Chris Paul Still Rehabbing Thumb- After undergoing thumb surgery this summer, Chris Paul is optimistic that he will play in the preseason, but says he will definitely by ready for the October 31st season opener. (USA Today)

Mike Marra suffers “Career Ending Injury”- After missing much of last season with an ACL tear, Louisville senior guard Mike Marra suffered another ligament tear in the same knee just 10 minutes into the Cardinals first practice. Coach Rick Pitino called the injury “likely career ending”. (Scout.com)

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