NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more
By Tom Downey, Chat Sports
The NBA season is underway, with teams approaching the one-week mark. There are four games on the slate Monday night, including the Denver Nuggets visiting the Toronto Raptors. Monday also marks the deadline for teams to pick up 2017-18 options of players on their rookie deals and also the deadline for extensions with eligible players.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• It doesn't look like the Philadelphia 76ers and Nerlens Noel will agree to an extension. ESPN reports a deal is "highly unlikely," which means Noel will become a restricted free agent next offseason.
• The Oklahoma City Thunder are working on extensions for both Victor Oladipo and Steven Adams, reports Adrian Wojnarowski. The sides are discussing a deal in the $100 million deal for Adams and a $80 million deal for Oladipo.
• The Minnesota Timberwolves are talking four-extensions with Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng, reports Wojnarowski. The Charlotte Hornets are doing the same with Cody Zeller.
• The Houston Rockets won't pick up the option of guard Tyler Ennis, per the Houston Chronicle.
• The Boston Celtics expect to have big man Kelly Olynyk back soon from his shoulder injury. ESPN reports Olynyk will practice fully this week and return to action in two weeks.
• Rockets guard Patrick Beverley plans to be back between November 15th and November 21st, reports Mark Berman of Fox 26. Beverley is recovering from minor knee surgery.