The Agua Caliente Clippers acquired guard Tim Quarterman from the available player pool, per the NBA G League official website.
February 20, 2019 | 4:30 pm EST Update
Bill Oram: LeBron said after Lakers first practice back from All-Star that he was “going to be a little different” with LA a game under .500 & 25 games left. Essentially, Playoff LeBron. Asked how the rest of the team matches him, Josh Hart said, “It’s time for us just to grow up.”
Harrison Faigen: “He’s huge. A lot of teams don’t talk about what he means for our defense… Losing him at the time we did… it was a big part of our defense dropped.” – Luke Walton on Lonzo Ball’s value to the Lakers’ defense on Mason and Ireland just now.
Tim MacMahon: Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta told @Jonathan Feigen that 50 wins is a goal for Houston. It would require the Rockets to go at least 17-8. “We’ll for sure do that,” Eric Gordon said. “We’ll go higher than that, I think.”
The one-episode special will air tonight (20 February) on NBA TV, and after it will be distributed on the NBA’s YouTube channel. This is the first reality TV show for the NBA, and the first long-form campaign from SAP. The NBA, its Players’ Association, SAP and creative agency Momentum Worldwide were all involved in the making of GM School.
Hosted by TNT sportscaster Ros Gold-Onwude, the show puts four fans through mock post-game press conferences and fake drafts. Hall of Famer Kevin McHale, former general manager David Griffin, and NBA senior vice-president of basketball strategy and analytics Evan Wasch participate as judges. The winner of GM School will earn an exploratory interview with the NBA in the hopes of working for a team’s front office.
February 20, 2019 | 4:24 pm EST Update
DeMar DeRozan wasn’t well-travelled at this point in his life and didn’t even have a passport. That first year was a big adjustment for him. He was a teenager, a 19-year-old away from home for the first time and living in an unfamiliar country. “I wasn’t used to being away from home,” he said. “Leaving college, where I was home, to all of sudden being in another country on the other side of the [continent] and in a different time zone, I never expected that.”