News archive: December 2016
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The Chicago Bulls have requested waivers on guard R.J. Hunter. Hunter (6-5, 185) appeared in three games and grabbed one rebound in nine total minutes.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and head coach Nate McMillan have been fined $15,000 and $10,000, respectively, for public criticism of officiating.
Miami Heat's forward Josh McRoberts has a stress fracture in his problematic left foot. It's the third issue he has had with the foot in about seven months.
The San Antonio Spurs have waived guard Nico Laprovittola. Laprovittola, in his first season with the Spurs, was signed as a free agent on Sept. 26, 2016.
The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Pierre Jackson to a partially guaranteed two-year deal and also requested waivers on guard Jonathan Gibson.
LeBron James, who ended 52 years of sports heartache by bringing Cleveland a championship, was chosen as The Associated Press 2016 Male Athlete of the Year.
Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas and Thunder’s Russell Westbrook were named NBA Players of the Week for games played Dec. 19 through Dec. 25.
Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered an injury to his left knee December 20. The diagnosis is a bone bruise, and he is expected to be out 4 weeks.
NBA All-Star Voting 2017 tips off Sunday, Dec. 25 at 11:00 a.m. ET before an exciting lineup of five Christmas Day matchups on ABC and ESPN.
The new Collective Bargaining Agreement was ratified this week by the NBA players and NBA Board of Governors. The new agreement will take effect on July 1, 2017
Cavalier guard J.R. Smith's return to play timeline is projected at 12-14 weeks following surgery to repair a complex fracture of his right thumb.
The Detroit Pistons will honor and retire the jersey for Richard Hamilton during the 2016-17 season. Hamilton spent nine seasons with Detroit (2002-2011).
The Heat raised Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 to the rafters, a distinction the team has only previously awarded to Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway.
Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has a fractured right thumb. Surgery is required and a return to play timeline will be established following the surgery.
LeBron James moved past Moses Malone (27,409 points) into eighth place on the NBA career scoring list with his first basket of the game.