Friday October 16th, 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.

• Former NBA power forward Lamar Odom “briefly” woke up from a coma and showed some responsiveness but remains on life support, reports Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Odom was hospitalized after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Tuesday.

• Chicago Bulls point guard said he is experiencing double vision when he has both eyes open, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Rose suffered an orbital fracture on Sept. 29 and will miss the remainder of the preseason, but has been cleared for non-contact activity.

• Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James could miss the remainder of the preseason after receiving an anti-inflammatory injection in his back, reports ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

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• The Oklahoma City Thunder and guard Dion Waiters are discussing a contract extension, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Warriors center Andrew Bogut sustained a broken nose in the team’s preseason game against the Rockets on Thursday, reports Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News.

• The New Orleans Pelicans have signed point guard Nate Robinson to a one-year contract, reports John Reid of the Times Picayune.

• The San Antonio Spurs unveiled new black alternate jerseys on Thursday.

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