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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans officially waived Quinn Cook and Quincy Ford. New Orleans is a fan of both players but has a need for a bigger wing with Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Quincy Pondexter out to start the regular season.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A source said C Jaleel Cousins, DeMarcus' younger brother, is expected to join the D-League Texas Legends if he clears waivers following his release from the Mavs. All of the Mavs' cuts are open to joining the team's D-League affiliate with the exception of G Kyle Collinsworth, who plans to play overseas. However, there is a decent possibility that final cut Jonathan Gibson gets claimed by another NBA team.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs decided to give undrafted rookie F Dorian Finney-Smith their final roster spot, a source said. GJonathan Gibson, whose minimum salary is guaranteed, will be released. The Mavs opted to go with upside by keeping Finney-Smith and wing Nicolas Brussino, both 23, over summer league scoring sensation Gibson, who turns 29 next month.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens is 40 today. So the Celtics' youngest players sang him Happy Birthday. Said Stevens: "I'm not a big fan of [the singing], but I appreciate then saying it."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs have waived John Holland to bring their roster to 16, a league source tells ESPN. They have until Monday at 5 pm to get down to 15 players. They continue to pursue trades involving Mo Williams and Jordan McRae, as Brian Windhorst reported this week.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

F Troy Williams, who had an impressive preseason, is receiving serious consideration to make the Grizzlies' roster. If Williams makes it, Memphis must cut a player with a guaranteed contract.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

No real timetable for Pat Beverley regarding his recovery from Tuesday's scheduled surgery, but it typically takes 4-6 weeks. Mike D'Antoni said Beverley will miss the first 20 games. Based on that it would keep Beverley out until early December.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Charlotte Hornets waiving Rasheed Sulaimon, Mike Tobey, Perry Ellis and Andrew Andrews, source told ESPN.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The James Harden shoe. The James Harden Vol. 1.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The Spurs make it official: They announced the team has waived Joel Anthony, Ryan Arcidiacono, Patricio Garino and Livio Jean-Charles. San Antonio's roster now stands at 15 players.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Bryan Nash signed a contract with the Rockets and will play with the D-League team.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Taj Gibson says he worked with the starters today. Says he's been switching up between the first unit and second unit and enjoys playing with everybody.