Thursday October 15th, 2015

By Brain Rauf, Chat Sports

The NBA preseason is in full swing as we inch closer to the start of the regular season on Oct. 27. With less than two weeks to go, teams are ramping up their preparations for the long haul ahead.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below:

• NBA veteran Lamar Odom is “fighting for his life” at a Nevada hospital after being found unconscious in a brothel, according to multiple sources.

• Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo said he was joking about relationship issues with head coach George Karl, reports James Ham of

• Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been cleared for non-contact activity, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

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• Brooklyn Nets point guard Jarrett Jack may face a suspension after picking up a flagrant foul penalty on Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko during a preseason loss to Boston on Wednesday, reports Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.

• Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said the knee injury forward Harrison Barnes sustained in Tuesday’s preseason game won’t affect the ongoing contract extension negotiations between the two sides, reports Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News.

• The New Orleans Pelicans announced they have signed center Mirza Begic.

• The Golden State Warriors announced they have waived veteran guard Ben Gordon.

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