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Brett Dawson: Nothing new on Andre Roberson. Out tonight. Status for Charlotte on Saturday TBD. Terrance Ferguson starts again tonight.
Erik Horne: Andre Roberson is listed as out Tuesday against Portland. He’s likely looking at least at two games out (Portland, Minnesota on Wednesday) this week.
Royce Young: Terrance Ferguson will start again tonight. Alex Abrines (groin) and Andre Roberson (knee) are still out.
Brett Dawson: Andre Roberson is out for all three games of this Thunder road trip. He’ll be evaluated after that.
Brett Dawson: Paul George will play tonight. Andre Roberson is out.
Erik Horne: Andre Roberson got four stitches above his left eye. Available to return.
Erik Horne: Looks like Roberson and KAT each got a piece of each other in the face on KAT’s last bucket. Both players went to the locker room. Grant in for the Thunder.
Fred Katz: Billy Donovan said yesterday that he’s unconcerned about Andre Roberson’s left knee and Roberson will be all fine come the Rockets series.
Gerald Bourguet: Leandro Barbosa out again tonight for PHX. No Andre Roberson (left knee soreness) or Alex Abrines (left knee sprain) for OKC. #SunsVsThunder
Fred Katz: Alex Abrines (sprained left knee) is out for tomorrow’s game in Phoenix. Andre Roberson (knee soreness) is questionable.
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January 16, 2018 | 9:59 pm EST Update
After the Mavericks’ shootaround at Pepsi Center on Tuesday, Dennis Smith Jr. clearly laid out his thoughts on the Verizon Slam Dunk event that will be on Saturday night, Feb. 17, in Los Angeles. “That’s something I’d like to do,” the 20-year-old said. “If I’m given the opportunity, I’m definitely willing to do it. That’s the event that I watched a lot growing up, and it’s probably the most exciting event of the All-Star weekend, except the actual game.”
If the league sticks with four dunkers, that means that a lot of quality rim-benders will be left out. “I don’t know when it happens,” Smith said, adding that he has not heard anything yet about the possibility of being in the event. “But it feels like I should be given the opportunity. It’s not my decision, though.”
Allan Horton: Bjelica postgame on his altercation with Afflalo… “I was just trying to protect myself & thank god I reacted that way [moving back to avoid the punch]. He was wild, I don’t know what’s wrong with that guy but I was just trying to protect myself.”
LeBron James reclaimed his kingdom in China from Stephen Curry — arguably the most popular current NBA star in China — in terms of jersey sales, according to the latest NBA China jersey and merchandise sales for the 2017-18 season.
Kobe Bryant, who retired at the end of the 2015-16 season, finally dropped from the top ranks of jersey sales in China. Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were No. 1 on jersey and team merchandise lists at the beginning of 2017 and fell only to No. 2 by the end of last season.
January 16, 2018 | 9:14 pm EST Update
The reigning slam dunk champion won’t be back in time to defend his crown but would like to see Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell participate in Los Angeles just like the rest of the world. “Definitely. Just based off the highlights that I’ve seen and just watching his game. I like his game,” Glenn Robinson III said. “I know a lot of people do and a lot of fans is excited and that’s the most important part. So I think that he definitely is going to be on that list to be in it.”