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Thomas has played with a loss of cartilage and some arthritis in his hip for years, per report.

The news about Isaiah Thomas’s right hip keeps getting worse and worse. Not only did Thomas suffer a right femoral-acetabular impingement with a bruised hip and torn labrum, but according to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd, Cleveland’s new All-Star point guard has other conditions complicating his healing process, including some arthritis and a loss of cartilage.

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T-Mac heads into the Hall of Fame as a star wing ahead of his time.

Tracy McGrady loved to sleep. As an 18-year-old rookie on the Toronto Raptors, McGrady would reportedly sleep for up to 20 hours a day. That doesn’t sound like an inherently intimidating quality, but McGrady had a way of making it one. At his peak, T-Mac was the type of player who looked like he could roll out of bed and average 30 points per game.

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The 76ers said their star big man is absent because of medical reasons.

Joel Embiid's agent, Leon Rose, reportedly wants the Philadelphia 76ers to ink the 23-year-old big man to a long-term deal before he’ll play 5-on-5 action, according to 94WIP’s Howard Eskin. It was first reported in early August that Embiid had not yet been medically cleared to play full-court basketball.

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Silver’s plan, if passed as legislation, would lessen bad teams’ odds at top picks.

In an effort to de-incentivize tanking, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform that could be instituted before the beginning of the 2017-18 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Silver, according to Woj, is a proponent of lowering the odds of the NBA’s worst teams to land the top picks in the draft.

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