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Beal leads Wizards past Clippers (0:56)
Jordan finishes alley-oop dunk through contact (0:15)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's attorney Jeffrey Lance Abood tells ESPN: "While a member of the Detroit Pistons last year, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense of allowing someone to operate his vehicle under the influence. As a condition of that plea, he was subject to extremely strict and challenging compliance terms by the court. Kentavious complied with most of the terms of his probation and he has had no further driving or other infractions since that time. "As a result of his professional basketball work schedule, the court has modified the sentence and released him from probation early so long as he completes an intensive program over the next 25 days. There will be some travel restrictions , but we are pleased that Kentavious will now continue with his NBA season and move forward in a positive manner from this experience."

Reed's terrible free throw attempt goes wide left (0:18)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope statement: "I am grateful for the Court's consideration and for the support of the Los Angeles Lakers and all involved in allowing me to continue with my NBA season while I complete the strict requirements set by the Court. I understand the seriousness of this matter and I apologize for my past actions that have created this situation. Now I am committed to becoming a better person and professional from now on."

Thornwell drives and passes to Coach Cassell (0:20)
Jordan soars for sweet alley-oop slam (0:17)

The 76ers take on OKC

We go all-access with the 76ers as they get set to take on OKC. Plus, Mike and Jemele on what LeBron said to Lonzo. And Damien Woody stops by to preview NFL Week 15.

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4hRamona Shelburne

Caldwell-Pope missed game over legal matter

The Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed Thursday night's loss at Cleveland in order to comply with a legal matter stemming from a March arrest that could cause him to miss additional games, his attorney said.

Smith not impressed by leaked LeBron-Lonzo conversation (2:27)
Angels' Cozart signing sends a message (1:04)
No need to guess what LeBron said to Lonzo anymore (2:45)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams blew out their speakers while trying to prepare for the noise in Seattle. They are officially listed as questionable.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams LT Andrew Whitworth said he initially feared he had suffered a serious injury on Sunday, but he feels good now. He got his ankle rolled on, which also tweaked his knee. But he said he had a good week of practice and will be fine for the game. C John Sullivan was the only one who missed practice today, but it was due to illness. He'll be good to go, too.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

If Zack Cozart adapts nicely to third base, that's going to be an amazing Angels defensive infield. Their pitchers, while not household names, just became a heck of a lot more interesting fantasy picks.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Just give Billy Eppler the executive of the year award already. His offseason has turned the Angels into a strong wild-card favorite: He re-signed Justin Upton, convinced Shohei Ohtani to come to Anaheim, traded for Ian Kinsler and now signed Zack Cozart. Obviously, Cozart won't play shortstop with Andrelton Simmons around, but Simmons, Cozart and Kinsler should give the Angels maybe the best defensive infield in the league.

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9hAssociated Press

Angels sign ex-Reds SS Cozart to 3-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels made their third high-profile acquisition this month, signing former Reds shortstop Zack Cozart to a three-year deal worth $38 million. The All-Star also agreed to be the team's third baseman.