NBA News: Player News and Updates for 9/3/15
NBA Player Updates 9/3: Off-Season News from Around the League, Upcoming Schedule and More
September 3, 2015
The NBA off-season continues to roll along, and news from around the league continues to trickle in. It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with the headlines, so let’s visit the top stories and see what’s happening out there right now.
This week, the NBA released its preseason schedule. That exhibition action will begin on October 2 (a Friday), and will feature a trio of international teams coming in for games.
Top-level teams from Turkey, Israel and Brazil will each get a pair of games against NBA squads, which will be interesting to see. US teams who will get to play the international opponents are the Nets, Thunder, Grizzlies, Lakers Knicks and Wizards.
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Greg Whittington agreed to a deal with the Heat this week. The contract will be for one year and will not be guaranteed.
Whittington went undrafted out of Georgetown but played well in Summer League action. He managed 9.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.4 SPG and 1.3 BPG averages in those games.
Here’s an interesting nugget from the Wizards. Czech Republic dynamo Tomas Satoransky, who was the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, is expected to join up with the Wizards in 2016-17. He’s entering the final year of his deal with Barcelona and will be free to come stateside.
Most outlets are projecting Satoransky to fit in as John Wall’s backup at PG when he joins the team. The Czech native posted 8.1 PPG and 3.3 APG averages last year.
Yesterday, we learned that the Cavaliers would be bringing back dynamic guard J.R. Smith to the team next year.
According to reports, the deal is for two years at $5 million, though Cleveland hasn‘t officially announced terms.
Glen Davis, who is currently a free agent, underwent surgery yesterday on his ankle to fix tears in his ligaments, along with a cyst and bone spurs.
Davis will be out of action for 8-12 weeks. He’s coming off a stint with the Clippers.
The Mavericks’ Chandler Parsons has started doing basketball activities in his rehab from knee surgery. He’s hoping to get back on the court for opening night.
NBA Daily Schedule: The league will get going again on October 27, which isn’t too far off. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks (LEAGUE PASS)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors (TNT)
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