Wednesday October 28th, 2015

By Brain Rauf, Chat Sports

The NBA season officially kicked off Tuesday night with the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and Golden State Warriors all claiming victories. The rest of the league will get their seasons started Wednesday night with 14 games on the schedule.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• The Warriors and Harrison Barnes have ended contract extension negotiations, reports Dieter Kurtenbach of KBNR. Barnes turned down a four-year, $64 million extension in September.

• Bulls center Joakim Noah was forced to leave Tuesday’s win over the Cavs in the fourth quarter after banging knees with Richard Jefferson. The extent of the injury is unknown at this point, reports Zach Harper of CBS Sports.

• Warriors center Andrew Bogut received three stitches on a laceration above his right eye after banging heads with Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham, reports Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears.

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• The Dallas Mavericks and head coach Rick Carlisle are close to agreeing on a five-year contract extension, reports Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News.

Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix reports that Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek might be fighting for his job this year.

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• Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is on the “right track” to return to coaching this season, reports Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. Kerr is recovering from two offseason back surgeries.

• TNT analyst Charles Barkley guaranteed that the New York Knicks will make the playoffs this season. The Knicks won just 17 games last year.

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