NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/12/14
NBA Player Updates 10/12: News From Around the League
It’s been a pretty interesting weekend so far for NBA news, and we’re sure to get even more developments happening today. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Looks like things with Wizards guard Bradley Beal are pretty bad. He sustained a left wrist injury during Friday’s preseason game, and yesterday we learned that he’s expected to be out for 6-8 weeks following his subsequent surgery.
Beal hurt himself late in the first quarter of Friday’s game after taking a foul. His condition was initially classified as a sprain.
This is a major setback not only to the Wizards, but to Beal, who has suffered through a myriad of injuries in his first few years in the league.
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In other injury news, Lakers guard Jeremy Lin reportedly sustained an ankle injury at practice yesterday, and he’ll be reevaluated today to assess the extent of the damage. As of now, the team is calling it a sprain.
T-Wolves guard Kevin Martin has been off the floor since October 4, but it seems he’s getting close to a return. The groin strain he’s been fighting off is reportedly close to being healed, and word is he’ll be back to regular action this week.
Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has been working hard to expand his horizons on the offensive end of the floor, specifically with his mid-range jump shot.
The statistics tell the story here: Bledsoe took less than 20 percent of his shots at the mid range last year (between 16 and 24 feet from the hoop), preferring instead to slice his way to the basket. If he can form a solid rhythm with his shooting from the perimeter, Bledsoe could develop into quite the dangerous all-around player.
Bledsoe is coming off averages of 17.7 PPG and 5.5 APG in the 2013-14 campaign, and will look to better those numbers this season.
Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans has made it back to practice. He’d been fighting off a hamstring injury that had some sources close to the team wondering if he’d be able to suit up for the regular-season opener. He should be good to go now.
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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