Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson has knee soreness. He is out tonight vs Jazz. Late scratch. “Day to day,” Kerr says. Surgically repaired knee. “Nothing too concerning. Just part of the cautiousness,” Kerr says.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee Bucks’ statement on Grayson Allen’s 1 game suspension: “We disagree with the suspension. We support Grayson and look forward to him rejoining our team for Friday’s game vs. New York.”
Jay King: Jayson Tatum: “Sometimes you’ve gotta laugh it off. It’s as simple as, sometimes you just don’t make shots.” He’s wearing a shirt that says Believe in Yourself. Said he didn’t do it on purpose, but that it was fitting for the occasion.
Jayson Tatum scored 51 points — 48 of them in the first three quarters — and the Boston Celtics breezed to a 116-87 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Tatum made nine 3-pointers and shot 18 of 28 from the field. He had 31 points by halftime and reached 50 on a drive to the basket with about 4:30 remaining in the game.
It’s no surprise why Kenrich Williams, a 27-year-old with a bargain $2 million contract for this season and next, is going to be pursued by playoff contenders as the Feb. 10 NBA trade deadline nears. The rebuilding Thunder might do well by dealing him for more draft picks, or perhaps a promising young player. Williams, though, has no interest in being traded. “I want to be here with the Thunder,” Williams told The Oklahoman on Friday. “This might sound far fetched, but I would like to retire here with the Oklahoma City Thunder.”