Chris Fedor: They want Love around, hoping he can be the rock during this new era. He’s their All-Star. Those inside the organization recognize his value. The decision-makers also understand how difficult it is to acquire those high-level players. When you have one, and he is under team control for a number of years, why give that up? What’s the rush? Of course, teams will continue to show interest. He’s a floor-spacing double-double machine. He’s a five-time All-Star. He’s an Olympic gold medalist. When he returned to the practice floor recently, it struck me how much more talented he is than every other player currently on this Cavaliers roster. Unless the Cavs get a treasured offer from an asset-heavy team (rumored teams like Dallas and Charlotte don’t really fit this criteria), one with some combination of high draft picks and young, controllable players on team-friendly deals, Love will likely stick around.
March 22, 2019 | 9:08 pm EDT Update
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets 36, Spurs 24. Harden with 27, second most in a quarter in franchise history (Vernon Maxwell had 30 vs. Cleveland in 1991). His scoring and assist accounted for 83.3 % of Rockets scoring.
Shams Charania: Free agent center Greg Monroe has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Logan Murdock: “We’re thrilled about finishing off Oakland right. Coming into Chase Center as champions, and then being champions and then being champions again when we get to Chase Center.” -Draymond Green.
Chuck Cooperstein: Per @NBA injury report. Warriors will rest Steph Curry tomorrow night vs Mavs. Andrew Bogut and Shaun Livingston too. Curry had a 48 point game vs DAL in their last meeting on 1/13. 7:30 tip @1033fmESPN