NBA & Other News


  • Draft Notes: Juzang, Primo, Santos, Garrett April 22, 2021
    Breakout NCAA Tournament star Johnny Juzang has decided to test the draft waters, he revealed in a Twitter post. Juzang averaged 22.8 PPG in six tournament games to carry the 11th-seeded UCLA Bruins to the Final Four. The 6’7” Juzang will keep his options open by maintaining his college eligibility. He’s currently rated No. 50 […]
  • Rockets Notes: Brown, Porter, Silas, House April 22, 2021
    The incident in which Rockets guard Sterling Brown was assaulted in Miami was more serious than first reported and could get several players in trouble for violating the league’s health and safety protocols, The Athletic’s Kelly Iko and Shams Charania report. Brown was beaten up by several assailants and was hit over the head with a […]
  • Deni Avdija Suffers Fracture In Right Ankle April 22, 2021
    Wizards rookie forward Deni Avdija suffered a hairline fracture in his right ankle, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. X-rays revealed the injury. He’ll have an MRI on Thursday but his season is over, Wojnarowski adds. He’s not expected to require surgery. Avdija went up for a shot and landed on a Golden State defender in Wednesday’s […]
  • Jamal Murray Undergoes Reconstructive ACL Surgery April 22, 2021
    Nuggets guard Jamal Murray underwent surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team tweets. The Nuggets did not release a timetable for his recovery, though the nature of the surgery suggests he’ll miss time next season as well. Murray suffered the non-contact injury during the fourth quarter of Denver’s loss […]
  • Knicks Notes: Playoff Seed, Fans, Success, Randle April 21, 2021
    The red-hot Knicks carried a seven-game winning streak into their game against Atlanta on Wednesday. They sit in the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference with new aspirations of getting home court advantage in the opening round, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes. If they finish fourth, they’ll achieve that goal. “We have […]
  • Central Notes: Bickerstaff, Brissett, Turner, Stewart April 21, 2021
    Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff will miss Wednesday’s game against Chicago due to personal reasons, the team tweets. Assistant Greg Buckner will fill in for Bickerstaff, who is expected to return for the team’s road game against Charlotte on Friday. Cleveland remains on the fringe of the playoff race despite a damaging loss to Detroit on […]
  • Three Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players Since April 14 April 21, 2021
    Three new NBA players returned confirmed positive COVID-19 tests during the last week, the NBA and NBPA announced today in a press release. When the league and the players’ union last announced testing results on April 14, there had been zero new cases during the preceding week, so this is a slight step in the […]
  • Dylan Windler Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out Indefinitely April 21, 2021
    It appears that Dylan Windler‘s season will come to an early end, as the Cavaliers announced today in a press release that the young swingman has undergone surgery on his left knee to address “ongoing patella tendinopathy concerns.” The Cavs’ announcement doesn’t explicitly state that Windler’s season is over. However, there are less than four […]
  • Nets Expected To Sign Mike James To 10-Day Deal April 21, 2021
    APRIL 21, 2:39pm: Stein has now confirmed (via Twitter) that it’ll be a 10-day contract for James. As such, the expectation is that Brooklyn will simply release Aldridge to create a roster spot. APRIL 21, 12:47pm: There are conflicting reports on the terms of James’ deal with the Nets. Marc Stein of The New York […]
  • Anthony Davis Plans To Return On Thursday April 21, 2021
    As long as he’s feeling good and doesn’t experience any last-minute setbacks, Lakers star Anthony Davis plans to return to the court on Thursday for the team’s game in Dallas, he told reporters today (Twitter link via Dave McMenamin of ESPN). We heard last week that he was nearing a return. Davis has been sidelined […]
  • Knicks Likely To Retain Pelle Beyond Second 10-Day Deal April 21, 2021
    Norvel Pelle‘s second 10-day contract with the Knicks will expire tonight, but the team isn’t expected to let him get away. Sources tell Ian Begley of (Twitter link) that the Knicks and Pelle will likely agree to a new contract. Because teams aren’t permitted to sign a player to more than two 10-day contracts […]
  • Pacers’ Sampson Suspended One Game; Spurs’ Mills, Gay Fined April 21, 2021
    Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson has been suspended for one game for an incident that occurred during Monday’s game against the Spurs, according to a press release. Sampson got into an on-court altercation with Spurs guard Patty Mills, shoving him and then head-butting him (video link). He received a Flagrant 2 foul and an automatic ejection […]
  • Bucks Promote Mamadi Diakite, Sign Justin Jackson April 21, 2021
    APRIL 21, 12:11pm: Jackson has now officially signed with the Bucks too, as the team issued a second release announcing his two-way contract. APRIL 21, 11:22am: The Bucks have made Diakite’s new deal official, announcing in a press release that he has signed a new multiyear contract. APRIL 20, 10:06pm: The Bucks are converting Mamadi […]
  • Cavs Sign Mfiondu Kabengele To Second 10-Day Contract April 21, 2021
    The Cavaliers have re-signed big man Mfiondu Kabengele, bringing him back on a second 10-day contract, the team announced today in a press release. His initial 10-day deal, signed on April 10, expired on Monday night. A former first-round pick, Kabengele caught on with the Cavaliers after being waived by the Clippers. During his first […]
  • And-Ones: Wright-Foreman, B. Johnson, Canada, Banchero April 21, 2021
    A pair of former NBA players who were on two-way contracts during the 2019/20 season have signed new contracts overseas. Point guard Justin Wright-Foreman, the 53rd overall pick in the 2019 draft, has joined Chorale Roanne Basket in France for the remainder of the season, the team said in a press release. Wright-Foreman spent all […]