NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/29/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/29: Felton, Paul, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 29, 2013
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday shutting things down, the NBA was quiet yesterday with an empty schedule. The hardwood action will be ramping back up this evening, however, with a stuffed slate of 13 games on tap. While we’re waiting on the opening tips, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Raymond Felton, PG, New York Knicks: Today’s a good time to check out some of the injury situations around the league, so let’s start things out with Felton. He’s fresh off a hip injury that kept him sidelined for four games, but was able to play on Wednesday against the Clippers.
Felton was visibly in pain after the Knicks’ loss (and even said he wasn’t 100 percent), but said he hopes to be available this evening against the Nuggets. New York certainly needs him for ball distributions. He’s got at least five assists in his last four appearances.
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Iman Shumpert, SG, New York Knicks: Let’s stick with the Knicks for a moment and check out Shumpert. He’s had a lot of trade rumors surrounding him so far this season, as speculation mounts that New York is willing to make a move to bolster their injured and underperforming lineup. You can strike this latest deal down, however, as it’s reportedly not going to happen.
Shumpert’s name had been mentioned in connection with Cleveland guard Dion Waiters, but the Knicks just aren’t interested. That makes sense--New York would be far more interested in trading for bigs at this point, due to their defensive inadequacies.
Shumpert, meanwhile, has managed just 12 combined points in his last four appearances.
Chris Paul, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: Before we check out for the day, we’ll swing over to L.A. to visit Paul, who developed into a minor injury concern in his last outing. He left Wednesday’s victory in the third quarter with a strained hamstring, but it’s reportedly a minor issue. Paul said it’s “a little tight” but he expects to be available for tonight’s game in Sacramento.
After producing like a machine to start the season, Paul has slowed down a bit in the last few games. He’s failed to record a double-double in two of the last three outings, the only times this year he hasn’t hit the mark.
NBA Daily Schedule: There will be no shortage of action this evening; the NBA will be getting right back to business with 13 games on tap. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks where you can catch the games.
Friday, November 29, 2013
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Bobcats (SSO-CHA, FSN Wisconsin)
San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic (FSSW, FS Florida)
Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors (TSN, SunSpM)
7:30 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks (FSSW-DAL, SportSouth)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (CSN-NE, FSOhio HD)
Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, TWC Sportsnet)
8:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets (YES, CSN Houston)
Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, CSNBayHD, FS Oklahoma HD)
Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers (CSN, FSIHD)
New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P, FSNOLA)
9:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets (MSG, Altitude)
Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz (FSAZ HD, ROOT Sports)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, PRIME TICKET)
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