NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/26/14
NBA Player Updates 10/26: News From Around the League, Opening Night Schedule and More
October 26, 2014
We’re almost there. We’ve got just two more days to wait until the beginning of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, and the anticipation among basketball fans has reached epic proportions. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable happenings out there right now.
The early part of this week will be crucial for the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo. After breaking his hand just before training camp, the projection on his return seemed to hover around him missing the first month of the season.
That timeline seems to have been on the long side, as Rondo will be getting reevaluated early this week and could possibly gain clearance to play in Wednesday’s season opener.
You’d expect the Celtics to be taking things cautiously on this, but it appears they’re ready to slot Rondo into the lineup as soon as he’s ready.
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The Bucks’ Larry Sanders looks like he’s progressing steadily. He was able to participate in a contact practice yesterday, according to sources close to the team. If all goes well, he should be good to go for the opener.
The Kings’ Ben McLemore passed a big hurdle yesterday, getting cleared through the team’s concussion tests. The feeling is that he’ll be ready to go for Wednesday’s game.
Sacramento picked up McLemore’s $3.2 million option recently.
In a related story, Sacramento’s Rudy Gay should be able to participate in the team’s opener on Wednesday as well. He hurt his jaw during Friday’s preseason game, but there was no fracture present after tests.
It’s been a little while since we’ve seen the Pacers’ Rodney Stuckey on the court. He’s nursing a sore foot and has been day-to-day as he tries to let himself heal up. As of right now, no one is sure if he’ll be available Wednesday or not.
The Magic’s Victor Oladipo underwent surgery to repair a facial fracture this weekend, and things apparently went well. He’s expected to be out of commission for around one month while he gets himself back to 100 percent, which means he’ll miss around 16 games or so.
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)
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