NBA: Miami Heat's Rodney McGruder out for the long term, Memphis Grizzlies to retire Tony Allen's number

Miami Heat swingman Rodney McGruder is slated to undergo surgery next week.
Miami Heat swingman Rodney McGruder is slated to undergo surgery next week.PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

(THE SPORTS XCHANGE) - Miami Heat swingman Rodney McGruder is expected to miss three to six months due to a stress fracture in his lower left leg, according to multiple reports.

McGruder is slated to undergo surgery next week.

It wasn't clear when the 26-year-old McGruder suffered the injury.

He played 25 minutes in Wednesday's pre-season victory over the Washington Wizards.

Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to be sidelined until mid-December, ESPN reported.

Robinson suffered the injury while driving to the basket during a scrimmage in practice on Sept 29.

The Brooklyn Nets exercised the 2018-19 contract options for D'Angelo Russell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert.

Russell, the No. 2 overall pick for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 NBA Draft, was acquired by the Nets in June.

He averaged 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals last season.

The Denver Nuggets have officially signed guard Gary Harris to a contract extension, the team announced.

As reported earlier, Harris agreed to the four-year, US$84 million (S$113 million) extension on Saturday (Oct 7).

The Memphis Grizzlies announced plans to retire the number of Tony Allen in the future.

Allen departed the team this summer and signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for the veteran's minimum of US$2.3 million.