Pacers forward Johnathan Bender had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. thus as training camp begins the Pacers will be with-out Bender. Bender is expected to miss about 4 weeks, but could be back in time for the Pacers first game.
The Sixers signed guard Eric Snow to an extension. the deal will keep Snow in Philadelphia until 2008-09. a similar deal was given to Allen Iverson, though Snow's isnt as large.
The Jazz waived forward Glen Rice. Rice was aquired by the Jazz on October 1st for John Ameachi. The Jazz did the trade to acquire draft picks, and move the discruntled center Ameachi. Jazz GM Kevin O'Connor said today that Rice just wasnt in their rebuilding plans.