NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/10/14
NBA Player Updates 10/10: News From Around the League
It’s been a pretty interesting week so far in the NBA, and there’s no doubt that we’ve got more information and headlines forthcoming. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league to see which players everyone is talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
The Nuggets’ JaVale McGee may or may not be able to play in the team’s regular-season opener, according to sources close to the team. He’s coming off season-ending stress fracture surgery on his left leg, and is still experiencing some soreness.
McGee sounds like he’s coming along at a steady pace, even though he may not be good to go for Game 1. Even if he can’t suit up then, he should be on the floor soon after.
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The Sixers’ Hollis Thompson is recovering from a corneal abrasion suffered during Wednesday’s game--which is a fancy way of saying he got hit in the eye.
We’ll keep an eye on Thompson as he makes his comeback; He’s coming off a 6.0 PPG and 3.2 RPG average in the 2013-14 season.
We haven’t seen veteran Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki on the floor yet this preseason, and that’s not about to start tonight. He’s been ruled out for this evening’s game against Oklahoma City, thanks to his right hip injury.
As of yet, there’s really no concrete timeline for Nowitzki’s return.
In a storyline that gained momentum throughout the week, Cavs PG Kyrie Irving was out of his walking boot during yesterday’s practice.
Irving was wearing the boot on Wednesday in Brazil, leading to all sorts of speculation on his sprained ankle. According to the man himself, the boot was simply a precaution. Yesterday’s boot-less practice would seem to confirm that notion.
Sixers rookie center Nerlens Noel played pretty well on Wednesday, marking a nice bounce-back from a sour outing on Monday. In Wednesday’s game, he posted 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks against Charlotte.
There are bound to be some ups and downs for Noel this season as he gets himself acclimated to the NBA game. Making matters more difficult, he’s coming off a torn ACL which will hinder his progress even more. It’s bound to be a slow process for him.
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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