Basketball - Bill Sharman dies, aged 87

Hall of Famer Bill Sharman has died, his wife told the Los Angeles Times. He was 87.

Joyce Sharman said her husband had a stroke last week and died at his home in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Sharman, who was part of three NBA titles as a player for the Boston Celtics, also coached the Los Angeles Lakers to their first NBA championship in 1972.

Sharman was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1976 and as a coach in 2004.

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The Washington Wizards have reached agreement with Phoenix on a trade that would send injured Ameka Okafor to the Suns in exchange for Marcin Gortat, ESPN reported.

The Suns also would receive Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee, Kendall Marshall and the Wizards' first-round draft pick in 2014, which is protected to No. 12. That would give Phoenix four first-round picks in next year's deep draft.

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Mike Miller, who was waived by the Miami Heat over the summer using the amnesty clause, is considering suing the Heat over a scam that victimised Miller, the Miami Herald reported.

According to the Herald, Miller, who is now a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, may file a complaint in court asking the Heat for over $1.7 million in damages because the person who orchestrated the scam was introduced to Miller by a Heat employee.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are concerned about the health of point guard Steve Nash.

Nash, 39, is coming off a season in which he had a leg fracture and complications from his degenerative back condition.

Until Thursday, he had not fully practiced this preseason.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have waived forwards Royce White and Mac Koshwal, and guards Vander Blue and Khalif Wyatt.

The moves cut the Sixers' roster to 16 players.

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The Golden State Warriors waived three players, including Seth Curry, and exercised their contract options on Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli, all for the 2014-2015 seasons.

Besides waiving Curry, who is the younger brother of Warriors star Steph Curry, the Warriors waived forward Joe Alexander and center Dewayne Dedmon, the team announced.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived center DeSagana Diop, forward Kenny Kadji, guard Jermaine Taylor and guard Elliot Williams, the team announced.

The Cavaliers roster is at 15 players.

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The Atlanta Hawks have waived guard Royal Ivey.

Atlanta's roster is at 16 players. Ivey, a nine-year veteran, played in three preseason games.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived two players - guards Lorenzo Brown and Othyus Jeffers.

Brown, a second-round pick in this year's NBA draft, averaged 12.6 minutes, 4.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in three preseason games.