With the Trail Blazers now sitting at 32-41, three-and-a-half games back of the No. 10 seed in the West with nine games to go, there’s little reason to believe the team will resume its push for a play-in spot down the stretch — and it’s possible we won’t see a whole lot more of banged-up […]
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L.A. Notes: Russell, AD, George, Clippers
Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell will miss Friday’s key matchup against the Thunder due to a right hip injury. Dennis Schröder will start in his place. “It’s not too serious, but serious enough where we need to manage him,” Ham said, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin (Twitter link). Ham added that Russell is considered day-to-day. The Thunder, […]
Thunder May Start Using Shai Gilgeous-Alexander In Back-To-Backs
Coach Mark Daigneault said the Thunder are “open-minded” about using Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in both games of back-to-backs for the rest of the season, tweets Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City faces the Clippers tonight and will stay in L.A. for Friday’s game against the Lakers.
Pacific Notes: Davis, Vezenkov, Lamb, Bazley
Terence Davis, an unrestricted free agent after the season, has seen his playing time plunge this month. He got a reprieve due to injuries on Saturday and delivered a 21-point, 7-rebound game for the Kings, Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee writes. Davis acknowledged that he needed an outing like that. “I haven’t been playing […]
Jalen Williams Showing Star Potential
Thunder wing Jalen Williams has climbed to second place in The Athetic’s rookie rankings and is showing legitimate star potential, according to Sam Vecenie. Williams has helped keep Oklahoma City in the playoff race by averaging 19.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.4 APG, and 2.2 SPG on .563/.467/.873 shooting in his last 15 contests (33.5 MPG).
2023’s Most Valuable Traded Second-Round Picks
Fans of lottery-bound NBA teams will be keeping a close on the bottom of the league’s standings down the stretch because of the effect that “race” will have on the draft order and lottery odds for the 2023 first round. However, it’s not just the first round of the draft that’s worth keeping an eye […]