ATLANTA -- After visiting Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Pensacola, Florida and conferring with Dr. Kyle Hammond and Dr. Kenneth Mautner of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap has been diagnosed with left knee synovitis and has undergone a non-surgical procedure at Emory.
The Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Houston Rockets' James Harden today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 20 through Sunday, March 26.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A battle over control of the Los Angeles Lakers is over after an agreement was reached to have Jeanie Buss serve as controlling owner of the storied NBA franchise for the rest of her life.
No. 1: Kyrie Irving's new defensive responsibility -- Kyrie Irving is a world class scorer, one of the best on the planet. But the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar has never been accused of being anything other than a pedestrian defender. And that complicates things for a Cavaliers team trying to change the emphasis for Irving on the defensive side. The experiment of Irving taking on a more significant defensive role is one of several issues the Cavaliers are dealing with heading into tonight's showdown against the Spurs in San Antonio (8 ET, TNT). And as Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com highlights, the early returns are not promising:
No. 1: Celtics feel disrespected once again -- They're running second to Cleveland in the East and wrapping up an encouraging regular season, but to hear the Celtics, nobody's patting them on the back. They've put a chip on their shoulder because of all the real and imagined slights: Isaiah Thomas not being in more MVP talk, Jae Crowder hearing fans cheer for Gordon Hayward, and now being teased for allowing Devin Booker to drop 70 points even though Boston won the game. Chris Forsburg of ESPN took the pulse of the club and came away with this:
Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks has been suspended without pay for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033, it was announced today by the NBA.
Suns guard Devin Booker became the sixth player to ever score at least 70 points on Friday, and the youngest in NBA history. The social media scene took notice as current and former NBA players shared their reaction to the sharpshooter's historic night.
The roll call of the exclusive club is illustrious and historic: Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Robinson, Elgin Baylor, David Thompson. All managed to drop 70 points in a game at some point in their career. And now they're joined by a baby-faced guard who at 20 years and 145 days becomes the youngest to smash that barrier.