NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/15/14
NBA Player Updates 10/15: News From Around the League
It’s been a pretty interesting week so far for NBA news, and there’s sure to be more where that came from. The countdown until the regular season stands at less than two weeks, so let’s pass some more time by taking our daily look at the headlines out there.
The Celtics’ Jeff Green will be back in action today in Boston’s preseason game against the Raptors. He’s been out of commission for the last two contests thanks to a calf injury.
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Magic rookie Elfrid Payton may very well end up as the team’s starting point guard by the time the regular season gets here. He’s been tearing it up so far, posting 17 assists through Tuesday’s action--a span of just three preseason games.
Speaking of the Magic, forward Channing Frye is doing better in his recovery from a sprained knee. There’s no timetable yet on his return, but he’s been quoted as saying he “feels better every day.”
It’s nice to hear that Frye is getting better, but that still doesn’t help much when it comes to getting a return date set in stone. He hurt himself early this month during a scrimmage, and we’ll simply have to continue to keep an eye on him as he gets better.
Hawks center Al Horford made his preseason debut last night against the Heat. It was his first activity in a game setting in 10 months. He’s been out since last December due to a torn pectoral.
Prior to his injury last season, Horford was averaging 18.6 PPG--a career-high.
Yesterday, we got some fresh information on Pistons guard Jodie Meeks, and it wasn’t good. He’ll be out of action for two months thanks to a back injury.
Meeks’ condition was initially classified as back spasms, but it was announced yesterday that it was a stress reaction. He came to Detroit this summer after a pair of seasons with the Lakers and is signed on a three-year deal.
The Wizards’ Bradley Beal will be wearing a soft cast for the next 9 days or so. After tha, he’ll be able to start working out.
That’ll be Beal’s first step in his recovery from wrist surgery. He’s expected to miss around six weeks all together.
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’s been long off-season, but we’ve had 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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