NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/24/14
NBA Player Updates 10/24: News From Around the League
The countdown to the NBA’s 2014-15 regular season is now at four days, and we’re heading into our final weekend of the off-season. Over the next few days, there’s sure to be plenty of news coming out of the league, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the NBA and see who’s in the headlines.
The Rockets made some roster adjustments yesterday, waiving veteran forward Josh Powell.
Powell is a journeyman NBA player, and at 31 years old has played with seven different clubs during his tenure. He played in just one game for the team last year.
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During yesterday’s shoot around in Charlotte, guard Kemba Walker had to leave due to soreness in his foot. Exactly how that will affect his availability at the beginning of this season remains to be seen.
The Hornets have dealt with quite a bit of injury issues thus far, and their main priority will be getting their lineup healthy.
Will we be seeing new Cavalier Kevin Love in the post a lot more often this season? That’s what he’s calling for. Love says he’s more comfortable starting the game out close to the basket and then working his shots outside from there. That theory makes sense, as his outer-perimeter shooting hasn’t quite been up to par recently.
We’ll have to wait and see just how Cleveland develops Love’s contributions, but we’d imagine they’ll try to keep him comfortable with early post-up opportunities then move on from there.
It’s looking less and less likely we’ll be seeing the Knicks’ Andrea Bargnani in the team’s regular-season opener. Although he acknowledged that he had an MRI done on his ailing hamstring, Bargnani refused to make the results public, leading to speculation that he’s still slow in healing. We doubt he’ll be out there on the floor against Chicago.
Bad news for the Suns. Top draft pick T.J. Warren has sustained a fracture in his thumb. He’s now out indefinitely while that heals up.
Warren joins Alex Len and Anthony Tolliver as Suns players who sustained various degrees of hand injury this preseason, which is unfortunate. The rookie had put up some pretty promising numbers in exhibition play.
Steve Nash will miss out on the entire 2014-15 season due to his ongoing back issues, the team announced yesterday. He played in just 15 games last year, and this could mark the end of his career.
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)
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