NBA News and Rumors: Slow your roll, Draymond Green
NBA News and Rumors
Welcome to Week 8, NBA fanatics. From Chicago parting ways with four-year coach Fred Hoiberg to DeMar DeRozan going off on the Blazers, let’s get you caught up with the latest NBA news and rumors.
- Green ruled out for Warriors road trip
- Bulls part ways with head coach Fred Hoiberg
- Spurs get back in the win column
- Warriors excel despite meningitis scare
Draymond Green not in the clear yet
Good news: Steph Curry’s 11-game absence is over. Bad news: Draymond Green won’t play on the remainder of the Warriors’ current five-game road trip.
Green, who missed the Warriors previous eight games with a sprained toe, was hopeful to play on the remainder of the Warriors road trip, which includes stops in Atlanta, Cleveland and Milwaukee.
"Draymond, it's just slow going," head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN. "I think it's unlikely now that he will come back by the end of this trip. He's doing some straight-line movement and got some shots up today. He's feeling better, but it's just a really hard injury to heal."
Bulls part ways with head coach Fred Hoiberg
After a 5-19 start to the NBA season, the Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg joined the Bulls in 2015 after serving as head coach at Iowa State.
He led the Bulls to just one playoff appearance, and held a 115-155 record in his four seasons as coach. Associate head coach Jim Boylen will take over as head coach.
The Bulls dropped their sixth-straight game on Saturday, falling 121-105 to the Houston Rockets. Chicago has now lost 10 of its last 11 games.
Spurs get back in the win column
After suffering back-to-back blowout losses to the Rockets and Timberwolves, the San Antonio Spurs finally bounced back on Sunday.
Led by DeMar DeRozan’s season-high 36 points to go along with eight rebounds and six assists, the Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers in San Antonio 131-118.
The Spurs now sit 12th in the Western Conference a quarter of the way through the NBA season.
Warriors excel despite meningitis scare
A team-wide meningitis scare wasn’t enough to stop the Golden State Warriors last season.
According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Warriors’ suffered a meningitis scare last March that was so real players had to receive vaccinations and the dining room at the practice facility was closed for a period of time.
During the time of the alleged incident, the Warriors lost 10 of their final 17 games, dropping to No. 2 in the Western Conference. They went on to claim their second-straight NBA title in June.