NBA rumors: Latest news as 2015 training camp begins

See the latest NBA news and rumors as training camp approaches.
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The 2015–16 NBA season is quickly approaching, and many teams unofficially kicked off their seasons with media days Monday. With just four weeks until the season opener, teams are putting the finishing touches on their rosters and players are setting expectations for the year.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a broken orbital bone. He sustained the injury when he was elbowed in the face in practice on Tuesday. He will be able to return to basketball activities in two weeks and the Bulls expect him to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 27.

• Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss at least three months after having surgery on his right wrist.

Thunder forward Kevin Durant insists he is “still the same player” he was prior to sustaining a Jones fracture in his right foot last season, ESPN’s Royce Young reports.

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Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he will continue coaching after power forward Tim Duncan retires.

• Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said power forward Tristan Thompson’s absence isn’t “too much” of a concern right now, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Thompson and the Cavs are working toward a long-term extension. Thompson has yet to sign his one-year qualifying offer.

Bucks guard O.J. Mayo missed the team’s first practice and remains out due to a “family matter,” Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

• The Toronto Raptors announced they have exercised the third-year options on the rookie contracts of Bruno Caboclo and Louis Nogueira.