Shams Charania: Milwaukee’s O.J. Mayo has suffered fracture in leg and will miss rest of season with possible surgery, league sources tell The Vertical.
February 27, 2017 | 6:47 am EST Update
Sam Amick on Paul George and the Lakers: I guarantee you he feels a lot better now because Magic is there. The problem they had before, these guys like Russell Westbrook and Paul George who grew up Lakers fans, they would see the purple and gold logo and the Staples Center, then they would see Jim Buss in an arena or on a picture on the Internet and they would just kind of go ‘Oh boy.’ He just doesn’t have a resume.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as the favorite to sign veteran center Andrew Bogut provided he can negotiate his release from the Philadelphia 76ers by Wednesday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com on Sunday that Bogut’s agent, David Bauman, and the Sixers remain in active buyout negotiations. The Australian big man is hoping to be waived by Wednesday, which is the last day this season players can be released and remain playoff-eligible with their next team.
In an interview with European media outlet, Blick Sports, Divac acknowledged he tried to get Jokic, as well as other promising rising stars in the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker and Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, in exchange for Cousins. The article was written in Serbian with an excerpt translating to the following: “There was no way that we (could get) Jokic. I wanted him, but (Denver refused),” Divac said. I tried to get Booker in Phoenix, and Ingram from the Lakers but there was no chance. I wanted to start from the beginning and I think that’s for the best.”
While Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant were three of his big brothers, Curry spent extra time with Weber in the locker room after he was waived. “After I was waived, Steph said ‘you and I both know you belong in this league,’” Weber said. “He said ‘continue to be yourself and go be great.’ Lastly, he told me to say what’s up to his dad.”
Rondo has had issues with head coach Fred Hoiberg’s communication, especially after he was benched for five games in late December, but so have a lot of players on the roster. All along, Rondo’s presence — and to a lesser extent, Wade’s — felt like a puzzle piece that didn’t fit on a team that was trying to develop young players while remaining competitive. Bulls executives Gar Forman and John Paxson sold Rondo and Wade as the type of veterans younger players could learn from. At most turns this year, that has been the case.
And much of the success comes from doing, not thinking. “Sometimes, I think too much,” the 22-year-old said. “So I need to let my body just play. Let my mind play. I think too much, like if I miss a shot.” So Hernangomez latched onto some advice from Carmelo Anthony. “Melo told me, ‘Just shoot. If you miss, you miss, if you make you make. But that’s basketball.’ So some days in the beginning I feel pressure if I miss or make a mistake. But I have to still just play basketball and enjoy it,” Hernangomez said.