Ramona Shelburne: Kyle Korver will rest all week. He’s out AT LEAST next three games.
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Marla Ridenour: Korver said he has already had 2 MRIs, foot is improving
Ramona Shelburne: Kyle Korver will miss tonight’s game in San Antonio with foot soreness but says he’s hopeful it’s just “these few days.” Same tendon issue in left foot. Just wants to shut it down for a few days and “let it calm down.” Will re-evaluate before Chicago game on Thursday.
Dave McMenamin: Tyronn Lue says that Kyle Korver will return from a 7-game absence tonight after being cleared w/ a MRI this morning; J.R. Smith to start
Jason Lloyd: Ty Lue reiterated tonight that J.R. Smith will probably return to starting lineup after Kyle Korver returns. Wants a shooter off the bench
Marla Ridenour: Kyle Korver will miss fifth straight game tonight vs Utah with left foot soreness. Kevin Love listed as questionable. #Cavs
ESPN Cleveland: Brian Windhorst: I am a little concerned about Kyle Korver. I saw him the other day and he wasn’t moving very well. #Cavs
Cavs guard Kyle Korver under went an MRI and other tests on his sore right foot this week which showed inflammation of a tendon that Korver said may keep him out a week or so. Meanwhile, LeBron James (hip pointer) is good to go tonight against the Orlando Magic (7 p.m.). Korver, who has been ruled out against the Magic, told cleveland.com he’s had the same injury once or twice throughout his career, and it takes about that long — a week — for it to calm down. He said the MRI was done to make sure there was no deeper issue, such as a fracture.
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March 30, 2017 | 4:16 pm EDT Update
Redick will be a free agent after this season. Griffin and Paul are signed through 2017-2018, but both have opt-out clauses that would allow them to become free agents this summer. Jordan and Crawford are signed through 2018-2019, but Crawford is 37. “I think the more time you’re together, the more impatient you kind of become,” Crawford said Wednesday. “You feel like time is kind of passing by.”
“I think we’re very confident, but there’s a different swagger that teams like Golden State and Cleveland have, teams that advance far every year,” guard Austin Rivers said. “We have a bunch of guys who want to get there, and who are close … we’re not there yet, but we can get there.”
Justin Verrier: Pelicans confirm Omer Asik and Quincy Pondexter are out for the rest of the season. Asik expected to return to bball activities in 3-4 weeks
Ever since the Lakers hired Walton in the 2016 offseason after serving as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors for the previous two years, Walton said Buss has “been incredible” as she has offered support as they talked in person or via text message. “As a coaching staff, it’s really nice to hear and know,” Walton said. “We can do things that we feel are best for the team and not have to worry for now at least if we’re a part of that future. It’s very comforting to coach that way.”
“It’s a tough spot to be in with the people that hire you aren’t here anymore. Even before that happened, I always had a good relationship with her and have had random talks with her before any of that went down,” Walton said of Jeanie Buss. “She was great with the vision she had, what she saw and the way she sees things playing out. That made it a little easier even before we had official talks after all that stuff went down.”
March 30, 2017 | 3:13 pm EDT Update
Adidas offered a footwear and apparel endorsement deal worth $3 million annually for five years, sources told The Vertical, which was on par with several of the game’s top non-signature All-Stars. It would also guarantee Lin international marketing, product input, basketball camps, appearance tours and special releases in Asia.