By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers announced that head coach Steve Kerr will miss the team’s season opener Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Kerr is recovering from two off-season back surgeries, and there is no timetable for his return.
• Cavaliers forward LeBron James is expected to play in the season opener against the Bulls, reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. James missed Cleveland’s last five preseason games and has not been practicing because of discomfort in his back.
• Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed that point guard Derrick Rose will play against the Cavs, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Rose is recovering from a broken orbital bone he sustained on Sept. 29.