Faried’s lower back had locked up during a game against Brooklyn on Feb. 24, and he knew after the game he had a problem. “It was some of the worst pain I ever felt,” said Faried, who returned to action Thursday night against the Clippers after a nine-game absence. “I’m just happy to be able to walk and jump and do the normal things like sit down normally. I’m glad to be able to do a light sprint or a jog and not have to worry about my back flaring up. I’m happy to be able to do those little things.”
October 18, 2017 | 2:31 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Sources: Cleveland and former Virginia guard London Perrantes are finalizing a two-way NBA contract. Perrantes was a Spurs’ cut out of camp.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Vander Blue to a two-way contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Blue played five games for the Lakers in the preseason and was a fixture on the team’s championship entry in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Ian Begley: Jeff Hornacek says one of the Knicks’ goals this season is to see steady improvement over 82 games: “What we stressed to these guys is that we’re going to continue to work every day no matter what happens. We’re going to try to improve. We’re going to have ups and downs but in the long run if we stay together, continue to work and we try to fix those things — they may not be incremental jumps but if you have little jumps throughout all 82 games you’re going to be a much better team at the end of the year than you are now. So that’s really the goal.”