Roc Nation Sports has signed a large class of highly regarded NBA draft prospects, including point guard LaMelo Ball, a projected top-five pick. The agency recently signed Ball’s brother, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, away from CAA Sports. Roc Nation NBA agent Raymond Brothers is representing both of the Ball brothers. LaMelo Ball, who played last season in Australia on the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League, is ranked No. 3 overall by website nbadraft.net. Brothers is also representing No. 12-ranked Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa.
May 23, 2022 | 7:28 pm EDT Update
Mark Murphy: Celtics announce that Marcus Smart (sprained right ankle) is out. Robert Williams (knee) and Jayson Tatum (shoulder impingement) are available.
Ira Winderman: Heat injury update: Out: Tyler Herro (groin) Previously questionable, now with intention to play: Jimmy Butler (knee) Kyle Lowry (hamstring) Max Strus, (hamstring) P.J. Tucker (hamstring) Gabe Vincent (hamstring)
May 23, 2022 | 6:48 pm EDT Update
The Minnesota Timberwolves today named Tim Connelly as the team’s President of Basketball Operations. Connelly will oversee and assume responsibility for all decisions made within the Timberwolves basketball operations department.
“We are thrilled to announce Tim Connelly as the next leader of our basketball operations department and welcome his family to the Twin Cities,” said Timberwolves Ownership. “He brings a wealth of NBA front office experience with various franchises. We look forward to building upon our most recent playoff run and bringing more success to Timberwolves fans for years to come.”