NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/3/14
NBA Player Updates 10/3: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
October 3, 2014
Preseason in the NBA begins tomorrow, which will mark our first glimpse of the 2014-15 campaign. There are sure to be plenty of interesting happenings between now and then, so in the meantime let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players everyone’s talking about.
Houston guard Jason Terry had to sit out of practice yesterday due to tightness in his hamstring. It remains to be seen how severe the condition is, but as of right now it doesn’t seem there’s much of a need for alarm.
Terry came to Houston from the Kings on September 1 and will be playing his 16th year in the league during 2014-15.
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It looks like we’ve got some new insight into the contract situation between Pistons forward Greg Monroe and the team.
He opted to take a one-year deal this year instead of re-signing on a four-year extension because “it was just tough for me to agree to another four years with new people,” according to the man himself.
It would seem that Monroe isn’t interested in another rebuilding effort, and we honestly can’t blame him all that much. With the talent he has it would be difficult to commit to another four years of likely futility.
It’s looking like Lakers coach Byron Scott will be using guard Nick Young off the bench. He said this week that he likes Young in the sixth man capacity, and thinks he’s good enough to get the award for it at the end of the year.
Young played well in his reserve capacity last year, posting 18.8 PPG and 2.5 RPG.
The Sixers’ Jarvis Varnado came out of practice yesterday due to an Achilles injury. This may hurt his already slim chances at making the roster.
You’ll probably be seeing T-Wolves forward Thaddeus Young chucking it up from three-point range a lot more this year, as he’s been given the green light to do so by coach Flip Saunders.
This will be new territory for Young, who only attempted 34 treys in the years spanning 2010-13.
NBA Daily Schedule: Let’s start looking forward to the upcoming 2014-15 NBA regular season. Here’s a look at opening night on October 28.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)
NBA 2014 Off-Season Schedule: It’ll be a long off-season, but we’ll have plenty of happenings (and rumors) around the league to keep us busy. Here’s a look at what we’ve got left.
October 4: Preseason begins
October 28: First game of the 2014-15 season
April 18, 2015: Playoffs begin
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