Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is getting closer to a return, said coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Motiejunas, who has missed the first 16 games of the season while recovering from back surgery, is doing more in practice every day. There is no set time for his return, but Bickerstaff is hopeful it will be soon.
May 28, 2016 | 9:20 pm EDT Update
The Bucks are moving toward a contract extension with Kidd as coach, league sources said.
The Milwaukee Bucks are hiring Utah Jazz executive Justin Zanik as the franchise’s general manager-in-waiting, league sources told The Vertical. Zanik, an assistant general manager with Utah, will join the Bucks with a similar job title – and an agreement that he will eventually become the successor to Milwaukee GM John Hammond, sources said.
A timetable on the succession plan is still unclear, sources said. Utah GM Dennis Lindsey was agreeable in letting Zanik make the move because the initial assistant GM role comes with the provision that Zanik will become the Bucks’ top basketball executive, league sources said.
Marc J. Spears: NBPA statement on passing of Bryce Dejean-Jones. NBPA STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BRYCE DEJEAN-JONES: National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts released the following statement on the passing of New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones: “The National Basketball Players Association and its entire membership mourn the loss of Bryce Dejean-Jones. Bryce’s dedication and hard work on his journey to the NBA will forever serve as an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bryce’s family, friends, his teammates, the entire New Orleans Pelican organization and his fans throughout the world during this difficult time.” https://t.co/VnISXroYBz