May 27, 2016 | 7:09 pm EDT Update
So did the Wizards make the right call in opting for Beal over Barnes? Despite his injury history, which included a concussion, broken nose, bruised pelvis and shoulder contusion this season alone, that appears to be the case. If Barnes hits the market and is allowed to leave (he rejected a $64 million extension before the 2015-16 season began), he’ll get similar money to Beal. Based on what CSNmidatlantic.com has been told, however, the Wizards won’t be one of those teams in the running at that pricetag.
David Aldridge: Can confirm P.J. Carlesimo to join 76ers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as top assistant, per source. @PompeyOnSixers on it first.
Charlotte Hornets wing Courtney Lee has partnered with Moment to raise money for the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation, an organization that brings awareness to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and hypertrophic cardiomyopothy (HCM), which took Lee’s college teammate, Daniel Rumph, all too soon back in 2005. So, how does it work? For a donation of $125, Lee will record a short, personal video for you answering just about any question you might have. All proceeds will go to the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation.
May 27, 2016 | 5:54 pm EDT Update
Green flailed his right foot so high that he inadvertently kicked the 6-4 point guard near his chin. When I showed the video to other players, their mouths dropped to the floor, including LeBron James. But there were no comments to follow. Each player just handed my phone back and shook his head in disbelief, except for J.R. Smith. “[The league’s] not going to do anything, though,” he said.
On-the-rise Dan Craig is expected to return from the D-League to the Heat assistant coaching staff — and with Juwan Howard (whose stock continues to rise) and Keith Smart — that trio would give Spoelstra a strong troika of assistants on the bench.