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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/21/14

NBA Player Updates 10/21: News From Around the League

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The NBA’s 2014-15 regular season will begin in just one week, so it’s officially time to start getting excited about the upcoming campaign. In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of subjects to go over, so let’s take our daily look at some of the notable headlines from around the league.

The Suns’ Alex Len was able to play in a scrimmage yesterday. That’s an important milestone for him as it’s the first time he’s done so since he broke his pinkie finger.
We’ll see how he does in the meantime before the Suns’ opener on October 29 against the Lakers.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/21/14

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Thanks to a sprained right foot, guard Rodney Stuckey will have to sit out the Pacers’ final two preseason games. No word yet on what his status will be when the team opens up on October 29.

According to Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur, he’s not experiencing pain any longer, which is great news for Denver fans.
Arthur missed out on a dozen games during the 2013-14 season thanks to his hip and knee issues, and even had off-season surgery on his knee in an effort to clean things up.
Arthur calls his knee “80 percent” right now and getting better every day.

The Knicks’ Andrea Bargnani had to sit out yesterday’s preseason game, as he’s not yet ready to come back from his hamstring injury.

Let’s head over to Boston and check in on Rajon Rondo. There’s a good chance he’ll be able to return to the floor on opening night October 29, according to the team’s official website.
Rondo looks like he’s ahead of schedule in his recovery from his hand surgery. He had the procedure done late last month and was expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. We’ll be on the short end of that timeline by the time the opener gets here.

The Wizards’ Glen Rice is going to be missing the rest of the preseason, according to sources close to the team. He’s doing cardio right now in an effort to get back on the court following his ankle injury.
Rice still hopes to come back for the regular season opener.

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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