With injured Kevin Durant expected to miss most, if not…

With injured Kevin Durant expected to miss most, if not all, of the season, Wilson Chandler suspended for 25 games for PEDs and Rodions Kurucs facing a possible suspension after being charged in an alleged domestic assault, the Nets have dire needs at forward. That makes Anthony more of a position fit. Sources had told the Post that several veterans were lobbying the front office on Anthony’s behalf. The Athletic reported that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were among them and that GM Sean Marks had taken a look at the former Knicks star recently.
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Eric Woodyard: The Milwaukee Bucks offer a moment of silence ahead of the OKC Thunder game for the five co-workers who were killed at the Molson Coors Brewing Company Campus by a co-worker in Milwaukee on Wednesday in one of the city’s deadliest shooting. The gunman then killed himself.

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On Saturday during halftime of Syracuse’s game against North Carolina, the university will bestow its highest honor on John Wallace, who ranks third in scoring (2,119 points) and rebounds (1,065) in program history, when his No. 44 is raised high into the Carrier Dome air space reserved for retired jerseys. “It’s incredibly well-deserved and I’d state that it’s overdue,″ SU athletic director John Wildhack said. “John’s a class act and he’s been incredibly loyal to the program and the university, so that makes this even more special.″
He is just the 15th SU basketball player — the 10th in the Jim Boeheim Era — to earn such recognition. Joining the likes of Dave Bing, Kendall’s Roosevelt Bouie, Louis Orr, Pearl Washington, Carmelo Anthony, Lawrence Moten and his boyhood heroes, Derrick Coleman and Billy Owens.
February 28, 2020 | 5:21 pm EST Update
Tom Orsborn: LaMarcus Aldridge is out vs. Orlando, per #Spurs injury report. With LA missing his second straight game with a right shoulder strain, rookie Luka Samanic will once again be available. Per injury report, Chimezie Metu and Quinndary Weatherspoon are on G League assignment.
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Miller said he doesn’t expect to see Oldadipo missing games going forward. The Pacers are the Eastern Conference’s No. 6 seed with 23 games remaining, including three back-to-back nights. “The Pacers believe they could put a stretch and run together,” Miller said. “I don’t see a lot of load management for Oladipo. I think they want to make a push to get to that fourth spot.”
Reggie Miller was asked about Victor Oladipo’s return to the lineup and what that meant for the Pacers. Miller shared what he said heard from Pacers coach Nate McMillan before the matchup. “This lineup for the Pacers is the future,” Miller said. The lineup Miller referred to consists of Oladipo, Malcolm Brogdon, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner.
February 28, 2020 | 4:10 pm EST Update
Rachel Nichols: Giannis makes a joke on the air about ‘I want to take someone who can pass, I’m taking Kemba Walker instead of James Harden.’ James Harden: I averaged more assists than him (Walker) I think. RN: You ranked 10th in assists going into the all-star break, and Kemba ranked 36th in assists going into the all-star break. JH: I don’t see what the joke is. But I didn’t even see it, I don’t pay attention to stuff like that. I just know that none of them can mess with me.
Butler, now 30, is honest about the chip on his shoulder early in his career. “Not everybody’s out to get you,” he says. “You got genuine, good people in the world. Now I’m not going to say that everybody’s a legit, great human being. But people care about you. Not everybody wants something from you. I wish I would have known that five years ago.” At the same time, he’s still not sure why he deserves blame for the failed chemistry experiments elsewhere. “Get your ass up with me and come train at 5,” he says. “You’ll be pissed off when other people don’t do what they need to do to be great. You’ll be pissed off, too.”
One rumor Butler would like to dispel is the idea that he left Philadelphia because of tension with Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid. “I didn’t have a problem with either one of them,” he says. “Still talk to those dudes. I wish them the absolute best. A career of great health, make as much money as you can, win as many championships as you can. I did not have a problem with any of those guys. It just didn’t work the way that we wanted it to work. That’s life. Not everything pans out the way you want it to pan out. But you learn and you move on from it.”
February 28, 2020 | 2:58 pm EST Update
If that provided some lesson of staying with your game, the hard lesson for Harkless was that the wins that came steadily in his time with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers are much harder to come by now. “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Harkless said. “We’ve got to play the right way. We’ve got to build good habits. It’s a process. It’s not going to happen overnight. But we have some good pieces here, so we’ve just got to build on that.”
He spent four years in Portland without a losing season and then was a starter for much of this season with the Clippers, dreaming championship dreams, before being dealt to the Knicks earlier this month. “I relate to a lot of these guys,” Harkless said. “These guys are willing to listen. It hasn’t been hard. These guys are easy to talk to. I just try to continue to make an impact on these guys as well . . . Whatever situation I’m in I just put my all into it. So I’ve just got to make the most of it and try to make something out of this.”
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