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Today’s quick news and moves from around the world of pro basketball, all on one easy-to-follow page. Check regularly for updates.
The Trail Blazers have exercised team options on guard CJ McCollum, center Mason Plumlee and forward Noah Vonleh, per president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. McCollom is a product of Canton, Ohio.
The Wizards have exercised their team option on Otto Porter‘s rookie scale contract for 2016-17, per RealGM.
Cavs GM David Griffin said the team doesn’t plan to add to the roster following the wrist injury to Iman Shumpert. The 6-foot-5 guard underwent surgery Wednesday and is expected to return on 12-14 weeks, per the team. Full story with audio from Griffin.
Tristan Thompson has until Thursday to accept the Cavaliers’ qualifying offer of $6.9 million, per ESPN. Thompson would become an unrestricted free agent next summer if he were to accept the offer.
Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture after getting elbowed in the face in Tuesday’s practice, per USA Today. Rose underwent surgery Wednesday and is expected to return in two weeks, per ESPN.
Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau attended Spurs practice Tuesday, per the San Antonio Express-News.
The Heat are not pursuing Gerald Wallace or any other free agent, per the Miami Herald.
Former NBA forward and draft lottery pick Michael Beasley will join Chinese club Shandong, per Hupu.com.
Heat assistant Dan Craig has officially been named head coach of the D-League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, per the team. The Skyforce are the Heat’s minor league affiliate.
T.J. McConnell‘s four-year, minimum salary arrangement with the 76ers includes a partial guarantee of $100 thousand for this season, per Basketball Insiders.
The Cavaliers will be among the featured teams in NBA TV’s “Real Training Camp” program Thursday at 11 a.m. The show will stream on the league’s website and Facebook.
Because of the Indiana Fever hosting Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Oct. 9, the preseason game between the Pacers and Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been rescheduled for Oct 8, per the Pacers. Game time remains 7 p.m. EST.
Former Nevada forward Aleksander Czyz has signed with Italian club Tuscany Pistoia, per EuroBasket.com.
Undrafted guard Eugene McCrory (Tampa) and forward Trinity Hall (Missouri-Kansas City) have signed with CD Castro in Chile, per Eurobasket News.
— Compiled by Sam Amico