Wednesday September 14th, 2016

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The NBA off-season is in a quiet point ahead of the start of training camps in two weeks, but there is still some buzz going around the league as teams finalize their rosters. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder were dealt a bit of a blow by the league, as forward Mitch McGary was suspended 10 additional games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program. He is now suspended for the first 15 games of the 2016–17 season.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha told Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that "it's going to be tough" for new starting point guard Dennis Schroder.

• The New Orleans Pelicans announced they have signed guard Lance Stephenson.

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• Thunder point guard Cameron Payne is out of a walking boot after having surgery to repair a foot fracture, reports Eric Horne of The Oklahoman.

• The Sacramento Kings have signed point guard Eric Farmar, reports David Pick of Bleacher Report.

• The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Eric Moreland to a training camp deal, reports Pick.

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• Newly minted Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal says Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons will be a "LeBron-type player," reports Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly.com.

• Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will ban NBA scouts from attending the team's practices this year, but the program will hold two pro days for scouts in October, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

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