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Ramos no longer in Wizards' plans

The two-year project that goes by the name of Peter John Ramos apparently is nearing an end for the Washington Wizards.
"Peter is not in our plans as we move forward," coach Eddie Jordan said after practice yesterday at Verizon Center. "I'm looking at other guys. He's continuing to work, and he's getting his extra workouts in after practice and before games. But right now he's not in my plans."
The Wizards selected the 7-foot-3, 290-pound Ramos with the 32nd overall pick in the 2004 draft. Ramos appeared in just six games with the Wizards over the last two seasons, all as a rookie. He spent most of last season in the NBA Development League with the now-defunct Roanoke Dazzle.

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Rivers patient for West

Doc Rivers hasn’t sounded particularly alarmed about not having Delonte West on the bench for the team’s first two exhibition games.
But the Celtics coach has also said that if the valuable guard’s back injury-related absence extended beyond that stretch, and into tonight’s game against the Cavaliers in Manchester, N.H., then he would indeed have cause for concern.
West, who is shaping up as the Celtics’ prime swing guard, could emerge as a pure-shooting sixth man this season.

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Cook extension in the works

There might not be a better big man in the NBA than Lakers forward Brian Cook when it comes to shooting the ball, at least in general manager Mitch Kupchak s opinion.

Whether that will lead to a contract extension has yet to be determined.

The deadline to reach an agreement with Cook is Oct. 31, the same day the Lakers open the regular season against Phoenix. Cook s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Thursday that talks are ongoing and interest is mutual.

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Rockets plan to extend Snyder, Head

Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy said he expected that the Rockets would extend the rookie contracts of guards Luther Head and Kirk Snyder through 2007-08. The Rockets have until the end of the month to extend Head's contract to a third season and Snyder's for a fourth season.

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Blowing The Whistle On A Bad Decision

In other Pacers court proceedings, Stephen Jackson, America's shooting guard, pleaded not guilty to criminal recklessness and was released on 10G bail. Sources say Jackson offered community service, but no community in its right mind would touch him.

Before lapsing into a judgmental diatribe on how today's athletes are such gunners, keep in mind that a number of high profile Bulls packed heat (Scottie Pippen, for sure) during their glory days. And they could be as infantile as any of our current fools in the league, recklessly brandishing them in the locker room.

One regular in their midst once told me he'd often witnessed red dots on players' chests from a teammate's pointed laser gun. Sheriff Phil Jackson finally put a stop to it, ordering them to turn over their hardware to the trainer as soon as they came through the door.

At the same time, one more arrest and the Pacers qualify for class action status.

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Title On Isiah's Mind

Apparently now that Larry Brown is gone, anything is possible, at least according to the Knicks.

As the team heads into its first preseason game tonight against the Nets at the Garden, new coach Isiah Thomas said that nothing is out of reach for his team.

"I want to win all the time," Thomas said after the team practiced yesterday. "There's a championship out there to be had. No one has been crowned champion yet and until I'm out of the race, I'm preparing to win the race."

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O'Neal works on FTs

The one-armed man was back at it at Heat practice Thursday, shooting free throws with the ball balanced on the palm of his right hand, with his left arm removed from the process.

Center Shaquille O'Neal continued to downplay the change to his motion that led to a pair of swishes in his only attempts in Tuesday's exhibition loss to the Pistons, but it's obvious this is nothing close to the form that led to career-worst .461 and .469 inaccuracy in his two seasons with the team.

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Dunleavy Undecided About Mobley's Offer to Be Backup

In an effort to foster team unity, Clippers swingman Cuttino Mobley said Thursday he would accept a reserve role this season.

Mobley, one of the three veteran perimeter players vying for two starting spots along with Corey Maggette and Quinton Ross, offered to come off the bench in a meeting with Coach Mike Dunleavy. Although Dunleavy said he had not determined who would start the season opener Nov. 1 against the Phoenix Suns, he applauded Mobley's selflessness.

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Jackson's availability remains in question

Stephen Jackson's ongoing legal problems have put the Indiana Pacers in an all-too-familiar position of having to block out a distraction.

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Avery agrees to five-year deal

Avery Johnson could have resigned as Mavericks' coach in July, walked away from the team he led to the NBA Finals and become a $7-million-per-year coach within weeks, if not days.

Owner Mark Cuban could have drawn a hard line in the sand and forced Johnson to coach three more years at the NBA equivalent of minimum wage.

That neither side did anything rash proved to both men that they had a future together.

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