Michael Grange on the Raptors pursuing a bought-out veteran: “They have an open roster spot and they’ve hinted that the buyout market is [where they’ll look to make an addition]. In terms of names or needs, they need three-point shooting – just like pretty much every team does. They miss a lot of open threes. That’s somewhere they really struggle. If they can add a Channing Frye or Ersan Ilyasova, those are guys who could play some minutes for them and you have to respect those guys [from three-point range]. There’s a few names out there. They’re anticipating that there will be a few players who get bought out that will surprise some people. They’re definitely digging around and they’re ready to [add someone]. They have the roster spot and they have the money with their bi-annual exception.”
May 20, 2018 | 3:05 pm EDT Update
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Tyronn Lue on LeBron James’ usage rate being lowest all postseason last night: “We put in a few new sets last night & it gave us more movement. Bron doesn’t want to move too much, so we had to make JR and G Hill do all the moving and Bron just hold the ball. (laughs)”
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Kings star Bogdan Bogdanovic to Movistar on SAC taking Luka Doncic with No. 2 pick: “It will be nice to have him, but u never know. He might go No. 1”
Adam Zagoria: The Celtics on Monday will work out Purdue’s Dakota Mathias and Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo in an intriguing matchup, per source. Mathias averaged 12 ppg and shot 47 percent from three. DiVincenzo went for 31 and 5-of-7 from deep in the NCAA title game.