As for next season, Atkinson said the Nets would be happy to see another 8- to-10 win jump from last year’s 28 victories. But he doesn’t dismiss the possibility of something bigger. “That’s the dream, right, the quantum leap?’’ Atkinson said. “I think that’s the big goal in the sky. But we’ve been making solid steps, solid improvement. So I’d be happy with that, too. “Our players see that [the quantum leap] is a possibility. But I do think we have to come to it from a humble way, too. We only won 28 games last year. Eight-game improvement, which is good. It’s hard in the NBA. But, listen, I’d take another eight- to 10-game improvement. That’d be fantastic.”
December 10, 2018 | 10:05 pm EST Update
Stefan Bondy: Courtney Lee will play in the G League tomorrow and is scheduled to rejoin the Knicks for Friday’s game in Charlotte, meaning he’ll miss Wednesday’s game in Cleveland. If there’s no Burke (knee) or Trier (hamstring), Frank Ntilikina will have to get another real opportunity.
Derek Bodner: Brett Brown said Joel Embiid was experiencing flu-like symptoms in addition to the migraine. Didn’t think he would play until late.