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Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol is recovering from surgery to repair a finger he injured while practicing with the Spanish national team. The 7-foot power forward-center was hurt blocking a shot while preparing for the upcoming European Championship, the Spanish Basketball Federation said in a statement on FIBA.com Tuesday. It's an injury to his left hand with damage to the interphalangeal ligament, the federation said.
Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis has drawn a 10-game suspension for a positive drug test, the NBA said. The 6-foot-10 inch Lewis said in a statement Thursday he unwittingly took an over-the-counter supplement late last season.
Forward Shelden Williams is making the Boston Celtics his fourth NBA team in four seasons, The Boston Globe reported Monday. The newspaper said the club has reached an agreement with Williams on a one-year contract.
The Phoenix Suns made it official Monday, saying they have signed guard Steve Nash to a two-year contract extension through the 2011-12 season. The Arizona Republic had reported last week Nash would bank about $22 million under the deal.
The Houston Rockets said center Yao Ming had successful surgery Tuesday to repair a broken bone in his left foot.
Former Memphis Grizzly Antonio Burks was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by robbers during a South Memphis craps game, police said. Burks, 29, was hit in the stomach Monday evening and taken to a hospital by a passerby. Police said another man was also shot in the stomach during the stick-up that occurred in the back yard of a home.
The Atlanta Hawks said Monday they have reached a deal with their first-round draft choice, guard Jeff Teague. The NBA club didn't say how much it will be paying the former Wake Forest star or how long the contract is for. Teague, the 19th overall pick in this year's draft spent two years with the Demon Deacons, averaging 18.8 points, 3.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals as a sophomore.
Guard Steve Nash has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, The Arizona Republic reported Monday. The deal, which would keep Nash with the NBA club through the 2011-12 season, is for about $22 million, the newspaper said, citing Nash's agent.
Veteran Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has decided to undergo surgery on his fractured left foot and likely will miss the 2009-10 season, the team said Friday. The 7-foot-6 all-star suffered the injury during Houston's 89-70 Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. After much thought and reflection, I have decided to have surgery on my left foot, Yao said in a statement on the team's Web site.
Guard Jannero Pargo is back in the NBA after a one-year hiatus in Europe.
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