NBA News, Rumors, Injuries - Everything You Need To Know Heading Into The Regular Season

The NBA preseason comes to a close tonight as teams gear up for the start of the regular season on Oct. 27. With just four days to go until the games start counting, teams are ramping up their preparations for the long haul ahead.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below: 

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will coach the USA Men's Basketball Team from 2017-2020 after Mike Krzyzewski steps down following the 2016 Olympics.

Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said he'll wait to see how point guard Derrick Rose is feeling before determining if he'll play in tonight's preseason game against the Mavs, reports ESPN's Nick Friedell. Rose is recovering from a fractured orbital bone under his left eye and is questionable for the season opener against the Cavs.

The Bulls also plan to start Nikola Mirotic over Joakim Noah, reports Sam Smith of

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will have a new role on the team this season, reports Mark Lambert-Stokes of Reuters.

Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said the team is "hopeful" head coach Steve Kerr will return to the team for their season opener, reports CSNBayArea's Monte Poole.

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt tried to temper the Cavs' expectations for the season, saying being preseason title favorites "doesn't mean much," reports ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts and Clippers head coach Doc Rivers got in a heated exchange during last night's preseason game, reports Casey Holdahl of

Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson suffered a shoulder injury in last night's preseason loss to the Warriors that could cause him to miss the team's season opener, reports ESPN's Baxter Holmes.

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