Monday, April 17, 2017

Round Up of This Week's NBA News

There is plenty of news regarding the movers and shakers of the NBA. Let’s have a look at some of the biggest headlines currently trending in the world of basketball.

The Nets to Sit 6 Against the Bulls

The Brooklyn Nets have made it known that they plan to sit 6 players during Wednesday’s finale match, which sees them on the court with the Chicago Bulls.
Brook Lopez, Trevor Booker and Jeremy Lin will be out of the game in order to rest, and injuries have sidelined Quincy Acy, who has ankle trouble; Joe Harris, who is struggling with his shoulder; and Sean Kilpatrick, who is having issues with his hamstring.

This is good news for the Chicago Bulls, as they are entering the regular season’s final match in a 3-way fight against Miami and Indiana for the final 2 spots for the East. Their path is a simple one: if they manage to win this game, they are in. Punters who place their bets using NBA betting apps will do well to keep an eye on what happens next, as this could greatly influence the play offs.

Cavaliers to Waive Sanders

The Cleveland Cavaliers have dealt with Larry Sanders’ comeback, and have decided to waive him ahead of the final game of the season.
Sanders has been playing carefully in 5 games over the last 4 weeks, after he returned to the NBA following his more than 2 year absence. It was a startling move, as the Cavaliers had previously signed Sanders to a 2-year deal in March, albeit non-guaranteed, with the reported goal of getting him ready for next season. Sanders has, in fact, had to spend most of his Cavalier time with the D-League team.

Edy Tavares Set To Sign

Sources have said that the Cleveland Cavaliers intend to sign Edy Tavares, centre, instead. He managed to block 11 shots in 2 of the playoff games against the D-League team this weekend, and has spent the whole season with the Toronto Raptors D-League team, after the Atlanta Hawks waived last fall.

The Knicks’ Noah Likely Set for Rotator Cuff Surgery

Joakim Noah, centre for the New York Knicks, is thought to need surgery in order to fix a right rotator cuff injury, and will likely require a number of months in rehabilitation as a result.

Tuesday saw Noah still weighing up his options regarding how to deal with his ailment, and no decision had been made by late that night, say League sources. Should he need to undergo the surgery, it is expected that he will be looking at least 4 months out of the game, although the same League sources did caution that it was simply too early on in the process to determine any kind of timeline for his rehabilitation. It’s now simply a case of wait and see.

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