NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/11/14
NBA Player Updates 10/11: News From Around the League
The NBA preseason continues to chug along, and with each passing day we’re getting closer to the regular season. The countdown now stands at 17 days, so there’s not much longer to wait. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
It’s looking like the Thunder’s Mitch McGary will be out of action for a while. This week it was announced that he’ll be missing 5-7 weeks of action thanks to a fractured left foot, sustained in Wednesday’s preseason game against the Nuggets.
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It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the status of the Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams, so let’s see how he’s doing.
According to some new information that emerged late this week, he’ll be out of action for the entire preseason and is in legitimate danger of missing the team’s regular-season opener on October 29.
Carter-Williams is coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. That procedure occurred all the way back on May 6. Since then, he hasn’t been able to participate in any kind of contact practice, but the good news is that he’s shooting without pain.
In the meantime, look for the Sixers to run with Tony Wroten as a replacement.
Let’s finish things up today by taking a closer look at the Lakers’ Thursday night preseason matchup against the Warriors. There are a lot of question marks surrounding this team, and we’re just now starting to get the answers to them.
Most notably, the game marked Kobe Bryant’s first game at Staples Center since December 10, 2013. He played well, logging 15 points in 23 minutes (he sat out the fourth). Aging point guard Steve Nash, by all indications playing in his final NBA season, sat out of the game. He played in just 15 matchups during 2013-14 thanks to nerve irritation in his leg.
It’s near impossible to judge anything from a preseason game, but the fact that Bryant was back on the floor is certainly good news for L.A. Now it just remains to be seen if the aging vets can mesh well with the young talent to create one last shot at a postseason run.
NBA Daily Schedule: Let’s start looking forward to the upcoming 2014-15 NBA regular season. Here’s a look at opening night on October 28.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)
NBA 2014 Off-Season Schedule: It’ll be a long off-season, but we’ll have plenty of happenings (and rumors) around the league to keep us busy. Here’s a look at what we’ve got left.
October 4: Preseason begins
October 28: First game of the 2014-15 season
April 18, 2015: Playoffs begin
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