Friday November 6th, 2015

By Justin Lee, Chat Sports

Thursday’s five-game NBA slate was headlined by the Chicago Bulls’ 104–98 home victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bulls moved to 4–2 thanks to a 29-point, seven-assist game by star point guard Derrick Rose.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• The Dallas Mavericks finalized a five-year contract extension with head coach Rick Carlisle, the team announced. ESPN’s Mark Stein reports the extension is worth $35 million.

• Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal says he’s “not looking” at other teams in advance of his restricted free agency this summer, reports Michael Lee of Yahoo! Sports.

• Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was reportedly frustrated with big man Kevin Love for showing up “out of shape” before last season, reports Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Chat Sports: Winners and losers from the first week of the NBA season

• Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic will miss Friday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with a bone bruise on his right knee, the team announced.

• Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes says head coach Steve Kerr is “getting his color back” after his second back surgery, he said on the Dan Patrick Show.

• Reggie Miller said on the Dan Patrick Show that there’s “no hope” for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers to make the playoffs in 2015-16.

• Los Angeles Clippers forward Jamal Crawford is set to release his latest signature shoe for Brandback.

• Chat Sports: Four teams Luke Walton could coach for next season

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