Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium: The Raptors and forward Chris Boucher have agreed to a multiyear NBA contract, converting Boucher to a full deal from his two-way.
April 23, 2019 | 12:55 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns had planned to bring Kokoskov back for a second season, especially after the team’s stronger play in late stages of the season. Kokoskov has been a well-respected tactician who becomes another victim of the constant turnover in Phoenix.
April 22, 2019 | 8:53 pm EDT Update
On April 9, Magic Johnson resigned as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, telling reporters before telling Jeanie Buss or any other member of the organization. Buss has no plans to hire someone to replace Johnson, who is still expected to be part of the Lakers’ free-agent recruiting this summer in some capacity.
Empowered by Buss to run the coaching search, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka met with Tyronn Lue and Monty Williams this week, with plans to interview both again next week. While those second interviews have not been officially scheduled yet, they are expected to include Buss.
Andy Larsen: Quin Snyder pregame: “We’re getting better shots than any team in the playoffs, based on qSQ ratings. We’re getting open looks. You can’t stop taking them or thinking that they’re not good shots. They are.”
Brandon Shrider: BGSU guard Justin Turner has declared for the NBA draft; will maintain his college eligibility. Statement from Michael Huger: “We fully support Justin Turner’s decision to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft. This process will allow Justin to learn more about future opportunities.”
April 22, 2019 | 7:12 pm EDT Update
Fizdale was a guest on “The Jump” on Monday afternoon and insisted, despite the 17-65 record in his first year as coach of the team that has struggled for the better part of two decades, the Knicks have something to draw the top players to join in. “[We’re having] a lot of conversations, a lot of angles that we’re trying to make sure that we show guys when they come in,” Fizdale said.”I think we’ve got a lot of positive things to show.”