NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/28/14
NBA Player Updates 11/28: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 28, 2014
The NBA took a holiday yesterday, but will be back in full force today with 12 games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on game time, let’s check out some of the storylines and notable players out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Good news for the Bulls, who could certainly use some on the injury front. Both Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah were able to practice in full during yesterday’s practice. That said, the coaching staff will still need to evaluate them in advance of today’s game against the Celtics.
Noah is hampered with eye and knee issues, while the oft-banged-up Rose is dealing with a balky hamstring.
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Following Tuesday’s loss to the Kings, the Pelicans are looking closely at their offense and seeing how they can tweak things going forward. One factor the team will be honing in on is center Anthony Davis’ shot attempts, which coach Monty Williams said needs to be at least 20 per game.
Davis put up just 12 field goal attempts in the Sacramento game, which resulted in 14 points--a season-low for him. Look for Davis to put it up a lot more going forward.
Yesterday, the Spurs announced that forward Tiago Splitter has been ruled out for today’s game against the Kings. This will make it a dozen straight contests he’s sat out.
Also, Cory Joseph is dealing with a sprained left ankle and is questionable for today’s game. He’s been out for two straight.
The Celtics’ Marcus Smart was back at practice this week, but will be sitting out today’s game against the Bulls. This will make it eight that he’s missed out on, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be sidelined for too much longer.
In other injury news, we got a bit of an update on Carmelo Anthony’s status yesterday. He wasn’t able to play against the Mavericks on Wednesday due to back spasms, which was the first game he’s missed so far in 2014-15.
Anthony says he won’t be out too long, and is reportedly making progress. Once the team gets back to New York, he’ll likely get checked out by team doctors, so we’ll know more then.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games in the 2014-15 NBA season, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Friday, November 28, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, CSN-CHICAGO)
7:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH, CSN BAY AREA)
7:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks (FSNOLA, SPORTSOUTH)
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT PLUS, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors (FSSW, TSN1,2,4)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (NBATV, ROOT, PRIME TICKET)
New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder (MSG, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FS FLORIDA)
8:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, CSN-CA)
9:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets (FSAZ, ALTITUDE)
10:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, SPORTSOUTH)
10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers (FS NORTH, TWC SN/TWC D)
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