Last season the Bulls could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but this season?
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Last week, we discussed how the race for Rookie of the Year is wide open because of injuries to several of the top picks.
No. 3 Otto Porter, No. 6 Nerlens Noel and No. 10 C.J. McCollum still haven’t taken the court this season. But a couple of first-round picks – both point guards – made their NBA debuts this week.
On Monday, it was Dallas Mavericks guard Shane Larkin, who suffered a broken ankle in the last practice before summer league. On Wednesday, it was Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke, who suffered a broken finger in training camp.
This season, it’s more like a Who’s That?
Just two weeks into the season, we are startled by the number of lower picks who have played their way into the rankings – or, more accurately, the number of high picks on the outside looking in.
Just to make sure our imagination wasn’t playing tricks on us, we went back to the second week of the 2012-13 rankings to see the breakdown of low picks vs. high picks. Sure enough, both last season’s table and this season’s table have three rookies not taken in the first round.
Evening News: Patrick Ewing steps in as Bobcats interim coach; LeBron James dealing with back issues
In today’s news, the Charlotte Bobcats head coach will be out of action for tonight’s game allowing Patrick Ewing to step up, LeBron James has back issues, and the Dallas Mavericks will play without their sixth man Vince Carter.
Dallas Mavericks guard-forward Vince Carter has been suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow and making contact with the head of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, for which Carter was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter of Dallas’ 107-93 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Carter will serve his suspension tonight when the Mavericks visit the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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