NBA News & Rumors Roundup

The NBA preseason is about to hit full swing and the start of the regular season is less than three weeks away. With the 2015-16 campaign on the horizon, teams and players are preparing for the start of the season.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below: 

- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard told Texans Radio that he played with a torn MCL and meniscus during the Western Conference Finals last season.

- Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that he went to his ex-wife's house to check on his children because they seemed uncomfortable, refuting the report the he went to fight Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. Fisher is dating Barnes' ex-wife.

- Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha was found not guilty of all three misdemeanor charges stemming from April arrest in New York City, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

- The New Orleans Pelicans announced that center Omer Asik will be out for three weeks with a calf strain.

- Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker will be suspended for the team's season opener after taking a swing at Lakers center Roy Hibbert during Tuesday's preseason game, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

- Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson said he'll play more off-the-ball to let teammate James Harden have the ball in his hands more, according to Jonathan Feigen of Bleacher Report.

- Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown said injured point guards Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten are at least a month away from returning to the court, Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine reports.

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