NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/17/15
NBA Player Updates 4/17: The Latest News from Around the League, Tomorrow's TV Schedule and More
April 17, 2015
The NBA’s 2014-15 regular season is all finished up, and now it’s time to focus in on the playoffs--which begin tomorrow. Take a deep breath before we get started; it’s going to be a great ride to the Finals. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the headlines in our daily wrap-up.
Bulls fans are pretty used to being cautious about star guard Derrick Rose. After he sat out the second half of Wednesday’s regular-season finale due to soreness in his knee, there was understandably some trepidation among Chicago faithful.
According to Rose himself, there’s nothing to worry about, however.
He says he was just being “cautious” and that the team didn’t want the issue to linger any longer than necessary.
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Rockets fans can count on seeing Dwight Howard a little bit more this postseason, according to sources close to the team.
Howard will reportedly be playing around 32 minutes per game in the postseason, at least for the time being. He hasn’t put in anything above 28 minutes since returning from his knee surgery, so this will be something of a significant jump in court time for him.
Knicks fans have little else to look forward to than the upcoming draft and the 2015-16 season after a disastrous campaign this past year. Carmelo Anthony echoes those thoughts.
Melo recently admitted to having some second thoughts about re-signing with the Knicks throughout the course of this year, but says he’s now focused on the upcoming season and in getting healthy.
Anthony went under the knife to fix a knee issue this past February. We should be seeing him in basketball-related activities around June.
The Wizards’ Nene was able to partake in practice yesterday, which is a good sign for his injured shoulder.
He’s been out for the past two games, but his fortunes are looking better for the opener of the series against the Raptors. That one kicks off tomorrow.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Saturday, April 18, 2015:
12:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (ESPN)
3:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors (ABC)
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (ESPN)
9:30 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets (ESPN)
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