Though Rockets guard Chris Paul struggled against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, he said that was just part of his adjustment process and not a concern. Paul, who said he had no trouble with the bruised left shoulder that kept him out of Monday’s game in New York, made 3 of 12 shots with four turnovers in 31 minutes, but did have six assists. “Still learning, but having fun with it,” Paul said. “It’s a process, especially after missing the last game and practice. It’s coming along.”
December 17, 2017 | 5:23 pm EST Update
The 2011 All-Star Game took place in Los Angeles. The night before, with the Nuggets’ permission, the Nets’ upper crust — owner Mikhail Prokhorov, Chairman of the Board, Dmitry Razumov, CEO Brett Yormark, part owner Jay-Z and GM Billy King — met with Melo and agent Leon Rose at Philippe Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills. “Carmelo liked everything we were pitching,” King said yesterday. “He understood, if the Knicks refused to give the Nuggets everything and everyone they wanted, he’d play one season in Newark before we moved to Brooklyn.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn is signing guard Milton Doyle to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s shown NBA potential for Nets’ G-League affiliate on Long Island.
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks Comedy Hour. Asked about #Cavaliers playing on a second night of a back to back, and Brooks zings: “I have much respect for Coach Lue…but he’s making a bad decision if he doesn’t sit LeBron tonight.”