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NBA Rumors: Ben Simmons Hurts Knee. Hopefully Minor

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Top NBA News Headlines: Ben Simmons hurt his knee Wednesday. Sounds more minor than major... Magic forward Jonathan Isaac tears ACL... Knicks name Tom Thibodeau head coach | Website updated August 7, 2020

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Multiple Jazz stars will miss Friday game vs Spurs
Pacers fall to red-hot Suns, who have won four straight games
With Jimmy Butler out, Heat fall to Bucks
Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. suffers season-ending knee injury
Jazz show life but fall to Lakers, 116-108
Guard Patrick Beverley makes return for Clippers
Almost every key Nets player will miss Tuesday’s game vs Bucks
Mavericks clinch spot in 2020 NBA playoffs
Magic forward Jonathan Isaac injured with torn ACL
Washington DC now has a sportsbook
Heat star Jimmy Butler praises new Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson playing limited minutes at beginning of NBA restart
Nuggets will be missing multiple starters Saturday in game vs Heat
Clippers to face a motivated Pelicans squad Saturday
Knicks officially hire Tom Thibodeau as new head coach
Warriors reportedly seeking to raise funds
Pistons buy Northern Arizona Suns G League team from Phoenix Suns
Princepal Singh signs to play in NBA G League
NBA Scrimmages - 2020 NBA scrimmage schedule, scores and results
Brian Shaw named head coach of new G League Select Team
LaMarcus Aldridge undergoes shoulder surgery, done for 2019-20 NBA season
NBA approves competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season

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July 30 Season Resumes with Seeding Games
August 15-16: Play-In Tournament
August 17: 2020 NBA Playoffs Begin
August 31: Conference Semifinals Begin
September 15: Conference Finals Begin
September 30: 2020 NBA Finals Begin
October 13: Last Possible Date for NBA Finals Game 7

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NBA Draft
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FIBA World Cup
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NBA Playoffs
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Saturday, Feb. 15
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Sunday, Feb. 16
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