No. 10 (Nik Stauskas) will join another top-ten Draft pick in 2014-15 as he pairs up with (Ben) McLemore. Despite the fact both play the same position, the duo could see time on the court together.
“What I’ve seen is that Ben (McLemore) and Nik (Stauskas) can play together without any problems,” stated Head Coach Michael Malone during the team’s mini-camp practices in Las Vegas this summer. “They both have a pretty good understanding of the game and they play well off of each other. When you have two guys who have the potential to shoot as well as they do, it’s going to pose problems for other teams.”
Jazz Guard Rodney Hood Exits Game with Calf Strain
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood had to be carried off the floor during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game in Minnesota.
The Jazz announced he suffered a left calf strain and will be re-evaluated Saturday.
Derrick Rose Leaves Game with Sprained Left Ankle
Derrick Rose left the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 116-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday with a sprained left ankle stemming from a hit by Bucks center Greg Monroe that the former MVP said should have been called a flagrant foul.
“I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said after scoring 12 points in 23 minutes before exiting the game for good with 10:12 remaining in the fourth quarter. “Come on, man. Like, I’m sure I’m the only player, but it is what it is. … That’s a common foul. Wow. Come on.”
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Chris Paul Could Miss Up to Four Weeks
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will likely be sidelined two to four weeks while recovering from his bruised left knee, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Sources said the Rockets are calling agents about available point guards. One such point guard is Jameer Nelson, who was released by the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. He has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN