Sunday, October 6
Daily Trivia: Derrick Rose played in his first game NBA game in more than a year last night with the Chicago Bulls. What Indiana Pacers player made his return to basketball yesterday after not playing last season?
Norris Cole may be available
Posted at 06:13 PM ET
The Miami Heat’s Norris Cole may be available, the team has explored what the backup point guard may bring in return, reports Sam Amico of FOX Sports. There’s been no other reports about Cole’s possible availability. He already has two rings to his name and is entering his third season in the NBA. In two seasons he averaged 6.1 points per game and two assists in 19.7 minutes of playing time.
Derrick Rose improves vertical
Posted ar 03:26 PM ET
After his first game back from injury, Chicago Bulls’ star Derrick Rose said his vertical increased from 37 inches pre-surgery to 42 inches, reports Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld. Rose has been sidelined the past 18 months after tearing his ACL in the 2012 postseason. In his preseason debut Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers, Rose scored 13 points, had three dimes but had four turnovers in just over 20 minutes of playing time.
Nuggets coach Brian Shaw has no regrets about not landing Lakers job
Posted at 11:19 AM ET
It was only a matter of time until Brian Shaw landed a head coach position in the NBA. After the Indiana Pacers made it to the Eastern Conference Finals with Shaw mentoring the players as an assistant coach, the rest of the league picked up on his ability to lead a team. In an interview with Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, The Denver Nuggets’ coach said he has no regrets about not landing the Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching job two years ago when Phil Jackson retired. “You know, it’s the nature of the business. I found that out pretty quickly. I preach to our players to get on to the next play; let that last play go, and I try to do the same thing, too. Every decision is not my decision. It’s not going to work out the way I want it to work out. So I’ve just got to move on.” The Nuggets will play the Lakers on Sunday in Los Angeles in preseason action.
Brett Poirier manages the Rumors and News page for Sheridan Hoops. Follow @BrettNBA