By Brain Rauf, Chat Sports
The NBA preseason comes to a close Friday as teams gear up for the start of the regular season on Tuesday. With just four days to go, teams are ramping up their preparations for the long haul ahead.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will play in his first preseason game on Friday, head coach Fred Hoiberg said Friday afternoon. Rose is recovering from a fractured orbital bone under his left eye.
• Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday night's preseason loss to the Warriors, reports ESPN’s Baxter Holmes. The injury could cause him to miss the team’s season opener.