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NBA rumors: Latest off–season news, buzz

The latest news and rumors from the NBA off-season as the league prepares for training camp.
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By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• League officials have been meeting with the players' union to create a plan for handling potential protests during the national anthem, reports ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

• Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton will miss six months with a torn left hamstring, the team announced.

• Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett has still not made a decision as to whether he will play next season or retire, and it's possible that he reaches a buyout agreement with the team, reports Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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• Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said the team still doesn't know if point guard John Wall will be ready for the start of training camp, reports Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.

• Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue says the team "already misses" J.R. Smith, who is skipping LeBron James's team minicamp due to a contract dispute with the front office, reports Joe Vardon of

• Forward Metta World Peace has re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.

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• The Lakers have also signed forward Thomas Robinson to a one-year deal, reports Charania.

• The Utah Jazz have signed center Henry Sims to a training camp contract, reports