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Wizards sign Shaun Livingston, cut Jannero Pargo


John Wall is still out and the idea that he could be back around Thanksgiving is about as done as you’re turkey is going to be next Thursday — there is no timetable for his return.

The Wizards had brought in Jannero Pargo to help out with Wall out, but they have changed course on Thursday bringing in Shaun Livingston and letting Pargo walk, reports Ben Standig at

“We are obviously familiar with what Shaun brings both on and off the court based on his previous time here and we’re confident that he will be a positive addition to our team,” Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement released by the team. “His size and playmaking ability will give us more flexibility in the backcourt.”

Livingston played with the Wizards in the 2009-10 season and was a fan favorite. This year, Livingston had been in Houston for training camp but didn’t make the cut.

A.J. Price will remain the starter but there are minutes to be had. Price is averaging 10 points a game but shooting just 32.9 percent and dishing out 6.9 assists. Which are the kind of things you can live with in a backup playing 15 minutes a night, but with Wall out it hurts. Pargo was worse, taking terrible shots, hitting just 25 percent of what he took and giving the team three points a game. Livingston will be an upgrade.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.

Sixers’ Wilbekin hits game-winning three vs. Cavs (VIDEO)

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LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:

Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.