NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/13/15
NBA Player Updates 2/13: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 13, 2015
The NBA is officially on a break until next Thursday, so we basketball fans have a bit of an opportunity to catch our collective breath over the All-Star break and prepare for the stretch run of the season. In the meantime, there’s plenty of news to check out, so let’s take our daily look at the league headlines.
Bulls-Cavaliers: In what could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview this year, the Bulls and Cavaliers met in the only NBA action last night. Derrick Rose was the hero at United Center on this evening, dropping 30 points en route to a 113-98 Bulls victory that was just the second loss in the last 16 games for the Cavs.
Pau Gasol continued his run of strong play, dropping 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tony Snell added 22 of his own.
LeBron James managed 31 points in the losing effort.
Jimmy Butler was out with a strained shoulder and Kevin Love had an eye abrasion, so neither team was 100 percent, however.
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Now let’s get into a bit of trade news before we shut it down for the All-Star break. The rumor mill has been buzzing this week due to a trade rumor concerning the Wizards and Heat.
The subject of the talks is PG Jameer Nelson, who is currently playing for the Nuggets (but has missed time lately due to an Achilles injury). Nelson has been on three different teams this season, so is no stranger to being shifted around. We’ll have to wait and see if anything materializes involving a multiple-team deal.
The Jazz’s Enes Kanter reportedly wants out of Utah by the trade deadline. His agent says he’s concerned about lack of playing time and “lack of investment in his development.”
Kanter is averaging 7.2 PPG and 4.3 RPG in 15.4 minutes for the Jazz this season.
The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony says it’s “very likely” he’ll shut it down after the All-Star break, due to his knee problems.
This news comes welcome to Knicks fans this year, as New York is in the race for the worst record in the league and possibly the No. 1 overall pick.
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.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT)
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