NBA News: Player News and Updates for 5/29/15
NBA Player Updates 5/29: The Latest News from Around the League, Upcoming TV Schedule and More
May 29, 2015
The NBA Finals won’t get going for another six days, but in the meantime we’ve still got plenty to talk about. Let’s check out some of the noteworthy stories from around the league while we kill time waiting on the Cavs and Warriors to get going.
The Hawks’ Elton Brand hasn’t yet decided whether or not he’ll be coming back to the NBA for his 17th season; he’ll be figuring that out this off-season.
He’ll have a little time to contemplate things. In the meantime, Hawks fans can reflect on the 36-year-old’s 2.7 PPG and 2.8 RPG in his 36 games this year.
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The Lakers’ Wayne Ellington missed out on the last two weeks of the regular season due to a shoulder separation. He’s reportedly all healed up, though.
Ellington played in 65 games this year before the injury. Before getting hurt, he averaged 10 PPG with 1.6 APG and 3.2 RPG.
Speaking of the Lakers, the team’s forward Julius Randle has gotten the go-ahead for full-contact work at the half-court level, according to sources close to the team.
Randle broke his leg in the first game of the year and has been getting gradually back to 100 percent in the meantime.
Randle will get back with the team sometime during the summer league season, if all goes well. He’ll hit the court 18 pounds lighter than he was when he played last.
Let’s get back to the Hawks for a moment and check out a couple of noteworthy developments there.
Paul Millsap won’t be needing surgery on his shoulder after all, which is good news for him. He’ll be letting the shoulder heal naturally this off-season, when he’ll be a free agent. He’s coming off 16.7 PPG and 7.8 RPG.
Also, DeMarre Carroll has expressed some interest in potentially joining with the Knicks this off-season, if the reports are to be believed.
There may also be some mutual interest there. Carroll posted 12.6 PPG and 5.3 RPG this year, which were career highs for him.
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 .
Thursday, June 4, 2015:
9:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (ABC)
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