NBA News: Player News and Updates for 6/7/15
NBA Player Updates 6/7: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
June 7, 2015
Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals is upon us, as we’ll be getting back to business this evening. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the league.
The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is officially done for the year, as he had the surgery to repair his fractured kneecap this weekend. He’ll be out for around three or four months, meaning he should be healthy enough in time for training camp if all goes as planned.
Irving’s fracture came as the exclamation point on some tricky knee issues throughout the latter stages of the playoffs. He was also experiencing tendinitis there.
Whether or not the Cavs can remain a serious threat to win the NBA Finals without Irving remains to be seen. It’s certainly a crippling blow to their aspirations of a championship, and they’re already in a one-game hole.
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One of the larger off-court news items happening in the NBA right now concerns Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his contract situation. During his latest public appearance, he refused comment on the proceedings.
Wade will be entering the last of a two-year deal with Miami, and he’s set to make $16.1 million. He’ll have to make the decision on whether or not to opt out by the end of this month.
We may get a little bit of insight from Wade himself tonight. He’s going to be appearing as part of pregame and halftime festivities surrounding Game 2 of the NBA Finals tonight on ABC.
This past week, Grizzlies guard Beno Udrih had surgery on his ankle, and the procedure was successful.
Udrih was coming off an injury to his ankle in Game 2 of the Portland series.
Even though Khris Middleton is set to be a restricted free agent this summer, he says he wants to stay with the Bucks--he said so this weekend.
Middleton made just $915,000 in 2014-15, but will surely be getting quite the pay raise. If he gets an offer from another team, the Bucks have the right to match it. We'll see what happens in free agency.
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 .
Sunday, June 7, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (ABC)
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