By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The NBA preseason is winding down as we inch closer to the start of the regular season on Oct. 27. With a week to go, teams are ramping up their preparations for the long haul ahead.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• Knicks head coach Derek Fisher suggested New York could be this year’s version of the 2014–15 Atlanta Hawks, reports Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press. The Hawks won 60 games and finished first in the Eastern Conference last year.
• The Hawks will likely hold off until the Nov. 2 deadline before deciding to pick up team options on guards Dennis Schroder and Tim Hardaway Jr., reports Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.