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  • Raptors Notes: Dowtin, Barnes, Trent, Barton March 29, 2023
    Point guard Jeff Dowtin, who is on a two-way contract with the Raptors, has seen regular playing time as Fred VanVleet‘s backup in the team’s last three games, logging 20.4 minutes per night during that stretch. Dowtin’s numbers (4.7 PPG, 3.0 APG, .417/.400/.667 shooting) are relatively modest, but Toronto has played better this season when […]
  • Duke’s Dariq Whitehead Declares For 2023 NBA Draft March 29, 2023
    Duke freshman Dariq Whitehead announced on Wednesday that he’s entering his name into the 2023 NBA draft pool, per a press release from the school. The announcement doesn’t mention anything about Whitehead maintaining his NCAA eligibility, so it seems safe to assume he’ll hire an agent and go pro. “I’m really looking forward to this […]
  • Wizards, Kristaps Porzingis Discussing Contract Extension March 29, 2023
    The Wizards and big man Kristaps Porzingis have engaged in “serious” discussions about a possible contract extension, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Porzingis, who holds a $36MM player option for the 2023/24 season, is currently eligible for a veteran extension as long as he turns down that option as part of any agreement. In […]
  • Atlantic Notes: Brown, Pritchard, Embiid, Simmons March 29, 2023
    After having recently made some noncommittal remarks about his future in Boston, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown told reporters that he’s “thinking about clarifying some of the things that have been recently said,” according to Jay King of The Athletic. Asked what he wanted to clarify, however, Brown opted not to explain further. “Right now the […]
  • Warriors Notes: Green, Myers, Rotation, Wiggins March 29, 2023
    Warriors forward Draymond Green received his 17th technical foul of the season on Tuesday vs. New Orleans, meaning he’ll be subject to another automatic one-game suspension if it’s not rescinded and he earns one more technical before the team’s finale on April 9. While he believes Tuesday’s tech should be rescinded, Green also expressed no […]
  • Southeast Notes: Yurtseven, Butler, Hornets, Smith, Suggs March 29, 2023
    Omer Yurtseven‘s second season was derailed by an ankle injury that required surgery and caused him to miss the first 65 games of 2022/23. After returning in early March, he struggled to gain traction in the Heat‘s rotation despite feeling “100 percent” healthy, per Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald. “It’s not been, I guess, […]
  • L.A. Notes: Batum, Morris, Powell, D-Lo, Lakers, Schröder March 29, 2023
    Nicolas Batum is replacing Marcus Morris as the Clippers‘ starting forward and will stay in the role for the rest of the season, head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters, including Andrew Greif of The Los Angeles Times. “It was nothing that Marcus did wrong, just trying something different,” Lue said. “And when you’re not playing […]
  • Popovich, Nowitzki, Wade Among Group Inducted To Hall Of Fame March 29, 2023
    Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker and Becky Hammon have been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. All six were finalists of the 2023 class, and a formal announcement of all the inductees will take place on Saturday morning […]
  • Central Notes: Haslam, Hield, Omoruyi, Bulls March 28, 2023
    Appearing at the NFL owners’ meetings in Arizona this week, Jimmy Haslam spoke publicly for the first time about his impeding purchase of Marc Lasry‘s stake in the Bucks, writes Jim Owczarski of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Because the sale hasn’t been officially finalized, Haslam declined to get into specifics, but he did tell reporters […]
  • Lore, A-Rod Make Second Payment, Now Own 40% Of Timberwolves March 28, 2023
    The plan for Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez to succeed Glen Taylor as the controlling owners of the Timberwolves continues to move forward, as they have officially made their second payment and now own 40% of the team, sources tell Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (all Twitter links). Lore and Rodriguez made […]
  • Baylor’s Keyonte George Entering 2023 NBA Draft March 28, 2023
    Baylor’s Keyonte George will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2023 NBA draft, he tells Jonathan Givony of ESPN. The 6’4″ guard is a potential lottery pick, currently ranked ninth overall on ESPN’s big board. “I don’t really worry about (how high) I’ll be picked – I respect everyone that is trying to […]
  • Trail Blazers Shut Down Damian Lillard For Rest Of Season March 28, 2023
    MARCH 28: Lillard will be shut down for the rest of the season, sources tell Chris Haynes of TNT and Bleacher Report (Twitter link). In an article for the Athletic, Charania says he expects “serious conversations” between Lillard and the Blazers about what’s next for the two sides. MARCH 25: All-Star guard Damian Lillard may […]
  • 2023 NBA Draft Early Entrants List March 28, 2023
    Early entrants who wish to declare for the 2023 NBA draft have until the end of the day on Sunday, April 23 to make that decision official. Players who declare for the draft this year will have to withdraw by the end of the day on May 31 if they wish to retain their NCAA […]
  • NC State’s Terquavion Smith Entering 2023 NBA Draft March 28, 2023
    For a second consecutive year, NC State guard Terquavion Smith is entering the NBA draft, reports Jonathan Givony of ESPN. However, after withdrawing his name from the 2022 draft last May, Smith says he’s “going all the way in” this time around and will forgo his remaining NCAA eligibility. Smith’s decision to pull out of […]
  • Jazz Sign Luka Samanic To 10-Day Deal March 28, 2023
    2:39pm: The Jazz have officially signed Samanic to his 10-day deal, the team announced today in a press release. Brantley informed reporters that he isn’t getting a second 10-day contract from the Jazz, tweets Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune. So the team still has one spot open on its 15-man roster. 10:05am: Big […]