The Thibodeau-Butler relationship has been largely strong since the Bulls drafted Butler in 2011, but Butler’s partnership with young star Karl-Anthony Towns has been strained and remains an obstacle to the 2018-19 team’s success — and perhaps the ability to sign Butler to a new contract next summer, league sources said.
December 2, 2021 | 2:11 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: Pelicans’ Zion Williamson experienced a slight delay in his rehab due to soreness in his injured right foot. Team is optimistic it is not serious but will dial back his ramp up in approximately a week.
Scott Agness: Pacers guard T.J. McConnell will be “out for a while,” Rick Carlisle said. The extent of the injury is still being evaluated. Expect a full update in a day or two. It’s his right (shooting) wrist.
Tim MacMahon: Rockets C/PF Christian Wood’s ankle sprain is not considered serious, per sources. Status for Friday night’s game vs. Magic is TBD, but Wood isn’t expected to be out for an extended stretch.
Casey Holdahl: According to an analysis of Twitter data by @betonline_ag, Trail Blazers fans complain the least about referees while Lakers fans complain the most pic.twitter.com/XgCtQjpQSS
Marc Stein: The NBA says Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey and Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Evan Mobley have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November.