X-rays come back negative for Pacers F David West
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Following Saturday's preseason game, Pacers forward David West underwent X-rays on his injured right ankle, which came back negative, the Indianapolis Star reports.

West grabbed a rebound and went for a putback in the third quarter. He landed awkwardly on his right ankle and was escorted to the locker room in the third quarter. Coach Frank Vogel told the paper he has "no idea" how long West will be sidelined. He also added that West will be re-evaluated in the coming days.

Ankle issue keeps Kings F Rudy Gay sidelined Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Kings forward Rudy Gay suffered a left ankle injury during Friday's practice and will not play Saturday against the Maccabi Haifa, according to the Sacramento Bee. Gay is averaging 12.0 points per game through four exhibition games.

The Kings will open the regular season Oct. 29 at home against Golden State.

Pacers F David West suffers ankle sprain in preseason game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Pacers forward David West went down with a sprained right ankle Saturday night against the Mavericks in preseason action, the team announced. West went down awkwardly on his ankle while trying to grab a rebound. He was assisted off the court and taken to the locker room for further exams. The team ruled him out for the remainder of the game.

The Pacers are already without their star Paul George and could be hit with more devastating news depending on the results of West's exams. West averaged 14.0 points and 6.8 boards over 80 games last season for Indiana.

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard could miss rest of preseason with eye issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason game against Miami because of an eye infection. In fact, the right eye infection has spread to his left eye, which could cause him to miss the remainder of the exhibition season, according to the San Antonio Express-News

Upper respiratory infection keeps Nerlens Noel out Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) The 76ers will be without the services of center Nerlens Noel on Saturday against the Magic because of an upper respiratory infection, according to the team's official website.

Noel has missed back-to-back preseason games due to the ailment. He's appeared in three preseason games, scoring in double figures in two of them. He should be over the illness in time for the season opener on Oct. 29 at Indiana.

Jazz F Trevor Booker doubtful for Sunday's preseason game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Jazz forward Trevor Booker, who suffered a sprained right ankle on Friday, is doubtful to play Sunday against the Lakers, according to the Deseret News. Booker has 11 days to recover for the season opener. The Jazz will host the Rockets on Oct. 29.

Bulls F Mike Dunleavy expected to return to action Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy is expected to return to action Sunday against the Hornets in preseason action, according to the Chicago Tribune on Saturday. Dunleavy is dealing with a sore knee after slipping on a wet spot on the practice court Wednesday.

"He did everything, he's fine," Thibodeau said following Saturday's practice. "The one good thing is that we have a lot of depth there so we’ll see how he feels. (But) he should be fine."

Magic give F Kyle O'Quinn green light to shoot more 3-pointers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Magic coach Jacque Vaughn has given forward Kyle O'Quinn the green light to shoot 3-pointers this season. According to the Orlando Sentinel, O'Quinn incorporated the long-range to his arsenal over the offseason in order to help his team stretch the floor. He has converted all three of his attempts from downtown in the preseason.

"It could open up a lot of things," O’Quinn said.

Bulls waive Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, Solomon Jones
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) The Bulls waived guards Kim English and Ben Hansbrough as well as forward/center Solomon Jones Saturday. All three were long shots to make the final roster.

Celtics F Gerald Wallace expected to play Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Celtics forward Gerald Wallace is expected to be available for Sunday's preseason action, the team announced. Wallace has been dealing with a bone bruise on his knee suffered earlier in the week.

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