Bucks center Ekpe Udoh out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

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The Bucks thought they were going to have some good depth along the front line this season, but it hasn’t taken long for injuries to change that.

Backup center Ekpe Udoh will be out 4-6 weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday, the team announced. Udoh played a limited role with the Bucks last season, averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game, but was expected to get more run this season. However through the preseason all we had seen of Udoh was him on the bench with a knee brace. This hopefully cleans this up.

Larry Sanders is the starting center and it was expected Udoh and Zaza Pachulia would battle for backup minutes. However, injuries could change that. Pachulia is just getting back to one-on-one drills after having Achilles surgery last April. With Ersan Ilyasova having an ankle sprain keeping him out, expect a whole lot of Sanders and John Henson up front when the season starts.

We’ll see if when Udoh gets back a few weeks into the season he can work his way into Larry Drew’s rotation.

Grizzlies fan absolutely owns kids halftime scrimmage (video)

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The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.

This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.

Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:

The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.

DeMarcus Cousins pushes Trevor Ariza after whistle, gets technical foul (video)

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For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.

Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.

Paul George floors Jeremy Lamb with crossover, hits step-back 3-pointer over him (video)

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The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.

Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.

David West pump fakes past one Trail Blazer, posterizes another (video)

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David West is 37 years old.