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Timofey Mozgov underwent debridement surgery on his right knee Wednesday, team said in a statement. His rehab will be about six weeks.

Mozgov stepped up big time for the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and is signed with the team for next year. His rehab will last until mid-to-late August and he should be ready for the start of training camp. Analysis: David Kerr

Unrestricted free agent Quincy Acy has received interest from Orlando, Sacramento, New Orleans, Atlanta and San Antonio.

Acy average 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds last season in mostly a reserve role for the Knicks. He has played for Sacramento in the past, so don't be surprised if he bolts west. Where ever Acy lands, he will play in a reserve role. Analysis: David Kerr

Dwyane Wade agrees to one-year, $20 million deal with Miami.

The salary cap is going to explode next season, so Wade took a one-year deal in hope that he stays healthy. If that turns out to be the case, he will sign a max contract next summer. The Heat will be much improved this year with a healthy Chris Bosh and the addition of rookie Justise Winslow. Analysis: David Kerr

Damian Lillard has finalized a five-year, $120 million extension with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lillard got paid by the Blazers and this is likely going to go down as a smart move by Portland. Lillard is one of the better well-rounded point guards in the league and with Lamarcus Aldridge all but gone from Portland, the team has the money to extended their franchise player. Assuming that Aldridge is gone, the Blazers are going to be doing some rebuilding and Lillard is going to be front and center for the foreseeable future. Analysis: David Kerr

Mets minor league catcher Adrian Abreu has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

Take PEDs and get suspended. We've seen this way too many times. Abreu is going to be out of action until late September. See you next year. Analysis: David Kerr

Jason Vargas said his stuff felt "better than he expected" during his 40-pitch simulated game Thursday.

Vargas is feeling good and the Royals could certainly use his depth, but they're going to take their time. It is no question that the simulated games are going well, but it seems likely that Vargas will need a rehab assignment even though the Royals haven't committed to that. Analysis: David Kerr

Will Middlebrooks (ankle) did agility drills on field Thursday. He is doing better and could be back in lineup Friday.

Middlebrooks is dealing with a sprained ankle, but is doing better and looks to be close to a return to the Padres' lineup. If you're in a deeper league and looking for power, you could do worse than Middlebrooks. Analysis: David Kerr

Dale Thayer (shoulder strain) will make a minor league rehab appearance this weekend.

Thayer has only been out a couple of weeks and wasn't expected to miss much time to begin with, so if he performs well and looks healthy, he could return to the Padres by next weekend. Analysis: David Kerr

Manager Matt Williams said Aaron Barrett felt fine Thursday morning. He will play catch Friday, then they'll get him out on other rehab assignment.

Barrett pitched on Wednesday night and didn't suffer any type of setback, so he'll continue his rehab assignment this weekend. He should be ready to rejoin the Nationals in a week or so. Analysis: David Kerr

Thomas Robinson and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed upon a two-year deal.

The Nets have had their eye on Robinson for awhile and now is their time to pounce. Robinson has averaged 5.1 points and 4.8 rebounds during his three-year NBA career and would be a fine reserve player for the team. Analysis: David Kerr

Matt Holliday will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip. He could be getting close to a return.

Holliday is working his way back from a quad strain, but isn't ready to return yet. It seems likely that he will need to go on a rehab assignment, so a return before All-Star break is basically out of the question. St. Louis wants their star left fielder to be fully healthy as they make their run towards the playoffs. Analysis: David Kerr

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