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NBA notes | Name can't carry Ewing in New York

Patrick Ewing Jr. was waived Monday by the New York Knicks, who got down to the 15-player limit by cutting the son of their career scoring leader.

Ewing made a strong late bid to make the team, scoring seven points on 3-of-3 shooting Friday in the fourth quarter of New York's preseason finale. However, the Knicks opted to stick with guard Anthony Roberson, who impressed them with his outside shooting.

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HOUSTON: Backup point guard Aaron Brooks will miss one to three weeks because of a bone bruise in his right ankle.

L.A. LAKERS: Coby Karl, who played in 17 games last season for the Lakers, was waived. The son of Denver Nuggets coach George Karl, he averaged 1.8 points, 0.8 rebounds and 4.2 minutes as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Lakers.

NEW JERSEY: Center Josh Boone practiced after missing more than a week because of a rapid heartbeat.

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