NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries and more

Monday November 2nd, 2015

By Justin Lee, Chat Sports

Sunday’s seven-game slate of NBA action was highlighted by the Miami Heat rallying from a 21 point deficit to defeat the Houston Rockets 109-89. The Heat outscored the now 0-3 Rockets by a count of 65-24 in the second half.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant told reporters that he’s the “200th best player in the league right now” following his struggles in the team’s 103-93 home loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

• The Charlotte Hornets are closing in on a three-year contract extension with guard Jeremy Lamb, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal is expected to be for around $21 million total.

• Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins left Saturday's 114-109 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with a sore Achilles tendon. An MRI later showed that Cousins had stained the tendon, the Kings announced on Sunday.

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• New Orleans Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins is out indefinitely with a strained pectoral muscle suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors, according to a team announcement.

• The San Antonio SpursTim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker became the winningest trio in NBA history after defeating the Boston Celtics on Sunday for their 541th win.

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Jimmer Fredette was selected second overall by the New York Knicks' D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks, during the D-League's draft on Saturday. He will have to survive training camp cuts to make the team's official 2015-16 roster.

• Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich sat out Sunday's 92-87 win over the Orlando Magic with a sore toe. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said that he doesn't think the injury is “anything serious.”

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