The 2015–16 NBA season is quickly approaching, and many teams unofficially kicked off their seasons with media days Monday. With just four weeks until the season opener, teams are putting the finishing touches on their rosters and players are setting expectations for the year.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a broken orbital bone. He sustained the injury when he was elbowed in the face in practice on Tuesday. He will be able to return to basketball activities in two weeks and the Bulls expect him to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 27.
• Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said power forward Tristan Thompson’s absence isn’t “too much” of a concern right now, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Thompson and the Cavs are working toward a long-term extension. Thompson has yet to sign his one-year qualifying offer.