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Everything should be prefaced with saying it’s the first days of camp so bodies don’t have the wear-and-tear on it that will be around in February, but [Joakim] Noah won’t be limited by minute restrictions or the mental fears that he can’t do it physically. “He looks fresh,” [Pau] Gasol said. “He looks like he's in really good shape, has worked hard during the summer. Now he does feel and look bouncier. It's great to see him that way. From what I've seen so far, yes. The day and a half I've seen him, he looks really good.” CSN Chicago
“I just feel bouncier, just lighter on my feet,” Noah said. “Just waking up in the morning and moving good, that’s a good feeling. Doing a lot of yoga every morning before I come in. Just taking care of myself a little different. This isn’t my first rodeo.” CSN Chicago
Along with the signing of 15-year NBA veteran Mike Miller, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced the Denver Nuggets official 2015-16 training camp roster today. With the addition of Miller and signings of Matt Janning, Oleksiy Pecherov and Devin Sweetney, the Nuggets roster stands at 19 players. InsideHoops
The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised team options on guard CJ McCollum (fourth year), center Mason Plumlee (fourth year) and forward Noah Vonleh (third year), it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. McCollum, the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, holds averages of 6.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 14.5 minutes in 100 career games in his first two seasons with Portland. InsideHoops
Lou Amundson sustained a back strain last week and sat out practice. When Fisher was asked what it means that Amundson, who has played for 10 teams, considers Fisher his favorite coach, Fisher cracked, “That means the check has cleared.’’ Amundson, traded from the Cavaliers in January, didn’t get a playoff share despite Cleveland advancing to the Finals. NY Post
Derrick Rose’s procedure went as expected. At this time it is estimated he will be able to resume basketball activities in two weeks. The Bulls guard sustained a left orbital fracture in practice yesterday morning. InsideHoops
The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have exercised the third-year team options on the Rookie Scale Contracts of forward Bruno Caboclo and center Lucas Nogueira. The contracts for Caboclo and Nogueira are now guaranteed through the 2016-17 season. In accordance with the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Raptors had until October 31 to exercise their option on both players. InsideHoops
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