Jodie Meeks is expected to start for Los Angeles.
Wizards @ Cavaliers, 7:00 PM ET — NBA League Pass
A man’s really gotta love the NBA — and be a League Pass subscriber — to watch this one.
John Wall will not play for Washington; he’s expected to miss the first month of the season with a knee injury. Shelvin Mack, the Lexington native, was cut from the team on Sunday.
Again, a man’s really gotta love the NBA to watch this one. Kyrie Irving fans, Bradley Beal fans, and Samardo Samuels’ family will be the only audience.
Celtics @ Heat, 8:00 PM ET — NBA on TNT
The action picks up in the NBA’s second game, the first to air on national TV, when Ray Allen’s new team hosts Ray Allen’s old team. The Miami Heat (now featuring Josh Harrellson!) will begin its title defense against the Celtics and Rajon Rondo, the man who almost single-handedly took down the Heat in the Eastern Conference championship last season.
Harrellson signed a non-guaranteed deal but could still be waived for a veteran player later this season.
Mavericks @ Lakers, 10:30 PM ET — NBA on TNT
Don’t let the late start keep you from tuning in to this one, Kentucky fans. Jodie Meeks is expected to start for the Lakers in his first game with his new team. Kobe Bryant did not practice on Monday and will likely sit out against Dallas.
“Jodie is a shooter and we’re going to give him the ball,” Metta World Peace said. “It’s that simple.”
Meeks shot 45.8% from beyond the arc in the preseason, while shooting an incredibly low 4.8% from inside the three-point line.