Bol will look to CAA to overlook his ongoing rehab and pre-NBA draft meeting and interview schedule. He will also rely on the firm to land him potential endorsement deals, beginning with a shoe deal. Bol boasts 650,000 followers on Instagram, the third-highest total among draft prospects behind only Duke’s Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett.
March 30, 2023 | 9:26 pm EDT Update
Nikola Jokic will sit out against Pelicans
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone says Nikola Jokic’s calf (injury) — he’s questionable with calf tightness — “has been brewing.” He played through it against the 76ers and didn’t do a lot at practice yesterday. Denver will “err on the side of caution” tonight.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Portland Trail Blazers are signing veteran free agent guard Shaq Harrison on a 10-day contract, sources tell ESPN. Harrison — who has played with five NBA teams — spent the season with the South Bay Lakers of the G League.
Former Mavericks player JaQuori McLaughlin signed with New Zealander team Otago Nuggets for the 2023 season.
March 30, 2023 | 8:43 pm EDT Update
Dillon Brooks on Russell Westbrook: 'His trash talk is wack'
Law Murray: Dillon Brooks on Friday: “I hope Kawhi plays, I was focused on Kawhi a lot.” Dillon Brooks on Westbrook: “He had a good game. But his trash talk is wack…”
Head coach Jacque Vaughn had high praise for the 26-year-old’s adjustment to the increased usage following Wednesday’s win: “He really has (blossomed),” Vaughn said. “He’s starting for us and playing more minutes than his previous destination. We’ve allowed him to shoot the basketball more than he did previously. He’s handling the basketball in the pick-and-roll. The first play out of halftime was for him and he makes the right decision with it. So we’re really putting more in his hands and he’s responding.”
“It’s just awesome to see the city like this,” Miller said. “I’ve been to many games since I’ve been retired. It’s finally starting to get that playoff atmosphere.”
Sean Highkin: Blazers say Trendon Watford is upgraded to questionable for tomorrow. Cam Reddish and Ryan Arcidiacono are both listed as doubtful.