NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries and more

The latest news and rumors from the NBA.
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By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

Monday’s seven-game slate of NBA action was highlighted by the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks getting their first wins of the season, while the Golden State Warriors blew out the Memphis Grizzlies, 119–69. Monday was also the rookie extension deadline, leaving some teams scrambling to get their talented young players locked up long-term.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James became the youngest player to reach 25,000 career points in his team’s 107–100 win over the 76ers.

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• Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will miss the next two games to rest his strained right Achilles, reports Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee.

• The Milwaukee Bucks announced that forward Jabari Parker has been cleared to return to action and is expected to play Wednesday against the 76ers. Parker played in just 25 games last season before tearing his ACL.

• Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross signed a three-year, $33 million extension with the team, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

• The New York Knicks announced rookie Kristaps Porzingis suffered a strained neck in their loss to the Spurs. He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

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• Cavs guard J.R. Smith left the game against the 76ers with a right knee contusion, reports Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal. His status for Wednesday’s game against the Knicks is unknown.

• Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard turned down an extension from the team, saying he’s “betting on himself,” reports Jason Quick of

• The Orlando Magic did not reach an extension with guard Evan Fournier prior to the deadline, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.