Donnie Nelson: “That being said, you never say never in this business. You’ve always got to grease board every possible circumstance. But I really feel like we got a group that’s put together and we want to give ourselves every opportunity to make the playoffs.” So basically, the Mavericks aren’t going to rush into a decision until it becomes perfectly clear the team can’t compete for a playoff bid.
April 24, 2017 | 2:51 pm EDT Update
Candace Buckner: Wall on potentially working out w/ Schroder this summer: “I’m not talking about it right now… I’m locked into a series where I’m competing against a guy that’s playing well for his team and leading his team… and that’s probably a conversation I’ll have later on. But I’m locked into Wizards versus Hawks.”
Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is planning to return to the lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference first-round series against the Utah Jazz, league sources told The Vertical. Rivers, who has missed 11 games with a hamstring injury, will be on restricted minutes Tuesday night at the Staples Center with the series tied at two games, league sources said.