NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/28/14
NBA Player Updates 10/28: News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
October 28, 2014
Today’s the day (finally). After a lengthy off-season, the NBA’s 2014-15 campaign will be getting started tonight with a three-game set on the schedule. Before we get settled in and wait on those tip-offs, let’s take one last look at the noteworthy players who are making headlines around the league today.
The Knicks and Sixers were active on the trade market yesterday, so let’s check in on their reported deal.
New York will be sending forward Travis Outlaw to Philadelphia in exchange for Arnett Moultrie. The Knicks will also be kicking in a future second-round pick and swap rights on a second-round selection in the future.
As for Outlaw, he’s not expected to remain with the Sixers and will likely be released this week.
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Minnesota’s Shabazz Muhammad has reportedly recovered completely from his Achilles injury, and he was able to return to practice yesterday. It’s looking like he’ll be okay for tomorrow’s opener in Memphis.
The Nets’ Brook Lopez was able to practice yesterday in a non-contact capacity, but it’s not looking like a sure thing that he’ll be able to take the floor in the season opener.
If Lopez can’t go against Boston (which is a distinct possibility), look for him to get into the lineup Saturday (Pistons) or Monday (Thunder).
The Lakers’ Nick Young got his cast removed yesterday, which is a big step on his road to recovery from an injured thumb.
Young went under the knife early this month, and by most indications he should be back to 100 percent sometime in late November.
The Hornets’ Lance Stephenson had to sit out practice yesterday, which calls his potential availability for the opener into question. He’s been saddled with a groin injury recently, but hopes to be able to hit the practice floor today.
The Pacers will be starting out the season severely depleted. They will be without David West, George Hill and C.J. Watson in the early-going.
West is fighting an ankle sprain and will miss around three games. Hill’s got a hurt knee and will be out for three weeks. As for Watson, he’s going to be out for the next two weeks or so with a bruise on his right foot.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games in the 2014-15 NBA season, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
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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