Thursday October 8th, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The NBA preseason is about to hit full swing and the start of the regular season is less than three weeks away. With the 2015–16 campaign on the horizon, teams and players are preparing for the start of the season.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes were involved in a physical confrontation over Barnes’ estranged wife, reports Ian Mohr of the New York Post.

• NBA veteran Caron Butler revealed in an excerpt of his memoir published in the Washington Post that former Washington Wizards teammate Javaris Crittenton pointed a loaded gun at Gilbert Arenas in the infamous locker room incident that tore the franchise apart.

• Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson’s offseason holdout may extend “well into the regular season,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports.

• Cavs forward Kevin Love will return to practice on Saturday for the first time since having shoulder surgery during the playoffs last year, Jason Lloyd of Ohio.com reports. However, there still is no timetable for Kyrie Irving’s return from a fractured kneecap.

• Chat Sports: Four things the Cavs need to do to win the 2016 title

• Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said that Rockets guard James Harden’s comments about him deserving the 2014–15 MVP award over Curry “doesn't change what happened last year,” ESPN’s Ethan Strauss reports.

• Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Bass had an X-ray done on his injured knee, but the results were inconclusive, Serena Winters of LakersNation.com reports. Bass sustained the knee injury in Tuesday’s preseason loss to the Jazz.

• NBA veteran center Nazr Mohammed wrote on his personal blog that he is mulling retirement.

• Boston Celtics forward David Lee said the team reminds him of the Golden State Warriors, USA Today reports. Lee played for the Warriors from 2010–2015.

• Chat Sports: Three potential trades the Lakers could make this season

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