NBA Rumors and News for October 9, 2013

Wednesday, October 9

Daily Trivia: Carmelo Anthony is fifth among active players with a career playoff average of 25.4 points per game. Who is ahead of him? Answer below.

LeBron likes new look Pistons
Posted at 09:19 PM ET
Miami Heat forward LeBron James was intrigued by the offseason makeover of the Detroit Pistons, reports Michael Wallace of ESPN. The team brought back championship guard Chauncey Billups as well as acquired former Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith and high-scoring ex-Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. Detroit also hired Maurice Cheeks as head coach. “I think only time will tell, but they definitely improved their roster bringing in Jennings and Josh, and Big Shot [Billups] as well,” James said after Wednesday’s practice. “[On] paper, they look like they can be pretty good this year. No individual can do it by himself, but they have a lot of talent.””

Rondo has no desire to leave Boston
Posted at 09:05 PM ET
BOS_Rondo_Rajon When Bill Simmons says the Boston Celtics will have a terrible season, it’s probably true. But Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo, who’s been mentioned in trade rumors all offseason, says he has no plans to bail on his team. In an interview with Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe, Rondo said he loves Boston. “The fans are great here. And Danny [Ainge] has been straightforward with me. This is my team. Why would I want to leave? Why would I want out? I never really backed away from a challenge. This would be a challenge. I’m looking forward to working with coach [Brad] Stevens. It’s a brand new start for us as a team. A lot of new players and a lot of young guys willing to listen, so I’m very excited.”

Marcus Camby could miss significant time with foot injury
Posted at 11:56 AM ET
Camby Houston Rockets center Marcus Camby tore his plantar fascia and could miss nearly two months if conditions don’t improve, he told Jonathan Feigen of Ultimate Rockets. The injury occurred in January when Camby was a member of the New York Knicks but he’s expected to be out at least another two weeks. He’s been in therapy trying is to improve his condition enough to avoid surgery. “I’m trying to do whatever I can to avoid surgery. We’re just going to rehab it and see how it goes in the next two weeks and take it from there. We don’t want to rehab it and nurse it and have it still be lingering. That is something I’m going to sit back and figure out and definitely look toward long term, as the season progresses to the second half of the season. I have to be smart about it.” Camby has not participated in practices in training camp this season. He played in just 24 games last season.

Trivia Answer: Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant

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