Wednesday October 21st, 2015

By Tom Downey, Chat Sports

The NBA preseason is winding down as we inch closer to the start of the regular season on Oct. 27. With less than a week to go, teams are ramping up their preparations for the long haul ahead.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• After a lengthy stalemate, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson has finally agreed to sign a new contract with the team.

• Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha reportedly plans to sue the city of Manhattan and eight cops for up to $50 million for the injuries he sustained during an incident outside of a nightclub, reports the New York Post. His leg was broken when he was pushed to the ground by police. Sefolosha was charged with resisting arrest, but was not convicted. Sefolosha has been practicing, and dunking.

• The Utah Jazz cut point guard Bryce Cotton and forward Treveon Graham, reports The Associated Press. The moves allowed the Jazz to trim their roster to 15 players.

• The Brooklyn Nets released guard Ryan Boatright, forward Quincy Miller and center Chris Daniels to reduce their roster to 17 players, the team announced.

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• Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari could spend more time at the power forward position this season, reports NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper. Gallinari has spent the majority of his seven-year career as a small forward.

• New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday morning, the team announced. No timetable has been announced for Evans’s return.

• The owner of the jewelry store where Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson said he was racially profiled apologized to Henson. Henson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that owner Tom Dixon was “sincere” in his apology.

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• Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will step down as USA Basketball head coach after the 2016 Olympics, reports ESPN. USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo expects an NBA coach to take the position.

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