October 16 is the deadline for teams to sign eligible players from the 2014 draft class to rookie-scale extensions before they hit restricted free agency next summer. There have already been multiple reports that the Wolves and Sixers will look to ink their young stars, and multiple league sources have told me they expect Andrew Wiggins to sign once he gets his new agency in order. Joel Embiid’s fate is less clear, considering his significant injury history.
February 25, 2018 | 8:07 am EST Update
While battling for an rebound with Golden State’s Nick Young, Westbrook made contact with Young and fell to the floor. Pachulia, who was near the play but not particularly involved, crumpled to the floor after Westbrook was down and fell on the Thunder star’s legs. After the game, Westbrook challenged reporters who asked if he felt the fall was intentional. “Obviously it was intentional. Don’t ask me ‘was it intentional?’ Nobody touched him, he fell over my leg, tried to hurt me… but hey, that’s how it goes.”