Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA salary cap has risen to $70M for the 2015-’16 season. The NBA’s team tax level will be $84.7M, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
November 27, 2015 | 11:58 am EST Update
As various players chimed in, including Alan Anderson, who wasn’t with the team in Charlotte as he recovers from ankle surgery, the team’s all-star point guard got something off his chest. “I have to be a leader no matter if I’m playing good or bad,” John Wall recalled texting his teammates before the Wizards fell to the Hornets, 101-87, for their second straight loss. “There’s going to be games over an 82-game season when you’re not playing well, but I’m a better player than that and a better person.”
Langston Galloway, Lance Thomas, Kevin Seraphin, Derrick Williams, Jerian Grant, Kyle O’Quinn and Lou Amundson had strong performances earlier but have tailed off lately. “I’m still going to rely on them,” Anthony said. “I think it’s a just a matter of guys being confident, being a little more confident when they get in the game. You don’t know who’s going to play on any given night. I think guys are thinking about that a little bit too much instead of focusing on when they do get in the game giving productive minutes.”
Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov is getting closer to a return and could be back in the lineup Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Mozgov, who is officially listed as questionable, will participate in parts of Friday morning’s shootaround in hopes of coming back just seven days after an MRI confirmed the strained right shoulder. The Cavs, however, will continue to be cautious, just as they have with every other ailment this season. “Possibly,” Cavs head coach David Blatt said about Mozgov playing against Charlotte. “We’re going to see how he’s feeling this morning. See if we can get him out there a little bit.”
Fans of the Golden State Warriors have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and another milestone has been reached with the latest roster update for NBA 2K16. Reigning MVP Stephen Curry is now being recognized as the best player in the world, standing all alone as the highest rated player in the video game. Curry has been moved up a single point to 95 Overall, overtaking LeBron James who began the season as the top rated player in 2K16 but hasn’t budged off that 94 rating this season. Already the best shooter in the game, Curry got boosts to his Standing Shot Close, Standing Shot Medium, Moving Shot Close, and Moving Shot Medium attributes to help moving him up the one point.
Boston police say they do not plan to investigate an apparent scuffle involving Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor unless someone involved comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime. Officer James Kenneally said Friday that police responded to reports of a fight outside a Boston nightclub hours after the winless Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. But Kenneally says the participants were gone by the time officers arrived and nobody was arrested or charged.