Harry Giles: The Biggest Thank You to the @sacramentokings for making the Young King from the South Side of Winston Salem dreams come true! I’ll never forget it. I still can’t find all the words because things have been moving so fast, sometimes overwhelming but life waits on no ones and you
April 10, 2021 | 1:39 pm EDT Update
Sophomore guard Scotty Pippen Jr. has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft, according to his social media accounts Saturday morning. Pippen Jr. stated his intentions to declare for the NBA Draft, and he will retain his college eligibility by not signing with an agent as he initially goes through the process.
Misko Raznatovic: It s really time to say that Vasilije Micic did not have even one talk with clubs about next season! Its too early for something like that! All the reports are completely false! #BeoBasket
Eric Walden: Mike Conley: “I felt like I could play in every back-to-back, but that’s why we have a staff — to protect me from myself. … But I told [the coaches] I was planning to play [vs. Portland] even before I knew Jordan was injured.”
Ira Winderman: Everyone but Victor Oladipo (knee) is traveling with the Heat for their four-game trip that opens Sunday in Portland. That includes KZ Okpala, who had been in NBA health-and-safety protocols.
Josh Lewenberg: A few status changes for the Raptors in Cleveland tonight. Kyle Lowry, who was upgraded to questionable yesterday, is now doubtful. Pascal Siakam is OUT for rest in the first night of a back-to-back. Rodney Hood is now probable. VanVleet, Watson, Harris still out. Gillespie TBD.
NBA All-Star Kevin Love is working with a Montgomery County personalized medicine company to raise awareness about mental health. Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers star who went public about his struggles with depression and anxiety more than three years ago, will help Genomind of King of Prussia promote its latest product.
Love said he has been “very public” about his anxiety and depression to help others come to terms with their own mental health issues and get the help they need. “I’ve said it before and it’s even more true after the year we’ve had,” Love said. “Everyone is going through something that we can’t see. The first step is being open to help.”