David Kahn: Flynn made his final move to the top of our charts based on his impressive visit and workout with Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings, among others. Curry’s absence was duly noted. Rubio wasn’t there, either, but I thought his passing ability and defense were extraordinary for an 18-year-old and was willing to take the risk I could ultimately recruit him to come. That was the player I wanted. There are only two reasons to share this story now. First, Dell Curry revealed the family’s demand to Minnesota last year but didn’t provide any detail. Part of the story’s out.
April 26, 2018 | 5:18 pm EDT Update
Marc Berman: Source says Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry met with David Blatt today in Europe. Second time he’s interviewed with Knicks.
Chris Fedor: NBA Last Two Minute Report determines #Cavs LeBron James should, indeed, have been called for a goaltend. Also determines Cleveland should have kept possession on its previous offensive possession as the ball went out on Thad Young before going out on LeBron.
On Thursday, Wizards Coach Scott Brooks was vague about Porter’s status for Game 6, which is to be played Friday night inside Capital One Arena at 7 p.m. The Wizards trail the Raptors three games to two in the best-of-seven series. “Anything’s possible, but we hope for the best,” Brooks responded when asked if Porter possibly will not play Friday. “I know he’s banged up. That’s all I know as of right now.”
The tattoo Jason Terry got when he signed with the Celts in 2012 remains on the inner left arm of the veteran guard. “It’s on there,” said Terry, who’s been a DNP after playing in the first two games of the series in Boston. “I tried to rip it off the other night,” he said with a smile, “but it wouldn’t go.”
“I’m a Celtic for life, man,” Terry said while still part of the effort to defeat that club. “I can honestly say that when you’re a part of an organization that is a championship organization and first class, it’s something that you’ll always cherish and remember.”
Jim Eichenhofer: Ian Clark after Thursday’s practice on #Pelicans perspective entering the second round: “We like the underdog role. Why not us? Why not be able to take down the defending champions and keep moving?”