Coast to Coast: Kobe may not return by opening night

Kobe Bryant will not be back by opening night. AP Photo.

Kobe Bryant will not be back by opening night. AP Photo.

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• The Knicks are reportedly in talks with free agent center Earl Barron as a possible backup five.

• Kobe Bryant admitted that his achilles injury may keep him out opening night.

• Dwyane Wade has had shock treatment to help the tendonitis in his knee.

• The Bucks have reached an agreement on a four-year extension with Larry Sanders.

• The Phoenix Suns have unveiled new jerseys.

• LeBron James is not running for the players union’s presidency, but Roger Mason Jr. plans to.

• The Celtics have traded Fab Melo to Memphis for Donte Greene.

• Hakeem Olajuwon has been working out with Dwight Howard and called him “very raw“.

•  76ers head coach Brett Brown wants a fresh start so he has fired all of his assistant coaches.