A new report out Tuesday morning says the New York Knicks are looking to re-sign Derrick Rose, with the hope he can return to the lineup as soon as possible.
The latest updates from the New Orleans Pelicans, with more news and notes coming on Wednesday.1.
New Orleans reports to Las Vegas as expected.
Rose will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a knee injury.
The team’s reported starting lineup is expected to be announced later this afternoon.
The team has been searching for Rose’s replacement for some time, and the report said the Pelicans are hoping to rejoin Rose in the rotation.
This would be the first time the Pelicans have seen Rose back in a regular-season game since February.
Rose is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.2.
The Pelicans have signed former Denver Nuggets forward Marreese Speights.
Speights, a 22-year-old rookie out of Duke, averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game last season for Denver.3.
The Knicks and Nets will continue their meeting on Thursday.
The Knicks have won three of their last four, and they’re on a five-game winning streak after beating the Pacers 107-105 on Tuesday.
They have won four of their past five games overall, and their current record is 23-2.4.
The Nets, meanwhile, are on a seven-game win streak, with their four losses coming to the Knicks.
They are 6-5 against the Knicks, and have lost four straight.4 .
The Pelicans are 3-4 on the road, including 2-0 against New York.
They were 0-7 on the second day of their trip.5.
The NBA announced the start of the 2017 NBA playoffs on Thursday at 6 p.m.
ET on ESPN and TNT.
The New York City Knicks host the Los Angeles Lakers, and New Orleans is hosting the Los Vegas Hornets on Thursday night.6.
The Pacers and Brooklyn Nets are both slated to play at the Smoothie King Center on Thursday afternoon.7.
Pacers forward Paul George is not scheduled to participate in the preseason, per league sources.
He has not practiced this week, according to a source.
George will not be able to play in Thursday’s preseason game, per a source familiar with his condition.
He is expected back for the start.8.
The Cavaliers are playing in the second round of the playoffs, with a chance to win their second straight title.
The Cavs are 5-0 in the first round and are in second place in the Eastern Conference with 37.5 percent of the series’ remaining regular-round games remaining.
The Cavaliers are one game behind the eighth-place Washington Wizards for the final playoff spot in the East.
They face a Chicago Bulls team that plays the Raptors on Thursday, and also the Oklahoma City Thunder.9.
The Pistons will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the third round.10.
The Lakers are playing the Chicago Bulls in the semifinals.