If the NBA season is going on during those tournaments, however, it could dramatically alter how they, and the games themselves, play out. While Silver acknowledged that, he also said that under the current circumstances there isn’t anything the NBA can realistically do about it. “There are so many incredible players, beginning with the USA team, we’ll be able to field a very competitive team,” Silver said. “I am a bit worried about some of the international teams, because, as you know, some of their stars play in our league, and their absence would make a huge difference for those national teams.
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Law Murray: Beverley will be given time to rest his knee and will be evaluated afterwards, per source. He has not been formally ruled out for the entire road trip, but he is not with the team either.
Law Murray: Marcus Morris Sr., who missed Sunday’s win vs Thunder due to illness, is not on the injury report. Clippers will have 11 players officially, not including two-ways Amir Coffey and Jay Scrubb.
Ira Winderman: Nets coach Steve Nash, on former Heat guard Tyler Johnson, “Yeah, I mean, I have every trust and confidence in Tyler playing. We’re just so loaded on the perimeter. We have so many guys. There’s only so many minutes to go around. So, that’s a tough one.”
Malika Andrews: Kyrie Irving pays homage to the late Kobe Bryant before the Nets game against the Miami Heat. The one-year anniversary of Bryant’s death is tomorrow. (Photo via @Brooklyn Nets)