Despite those changes, there were still instances of traditional players’ contact in postgame scenarios, which led the NBA to issue a memo on Wednesday reaffirming the rules that require teams to remain on their half of the court in pregame and halftime warmups, and limits to physical contact that include only elbow or fist bumps. High-fives, hugs and handshakes aren’t allowed, nor are extended conversations post-game.
January 28, 2022 | 7:42 pm EST Update
Scott Agness: Sabonis will play in OKC and start after a four-game absence. He’s in the lineup with Duarte, LeVert, Craig and Holiday.
Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams said it’s “good to see that progress is being made,” but didn’t have a concrete update on Deandre Ayton. Jae Crowder and JaVale McGee had good workouts, but Monty had conversations with both about being aware of the big picture given this stage of their careers
Harris Philanthropies, the foundation helmed by 76ers managing partner Josh Harris and wife Marjorie Harris, has made a six-figure donation to REFORM Alliance, a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve probation and parole laws, systems and culture in the United States through advocacy and backing legislation.
January 28, 2022 | 7:25 pm EST Update
A Knicks fan claimed that Julius Randle had him kicked out of FTX Arena in Miami earlier this week for heckling the slumping forward. Earlier this month, Randle was fined $25,000 for saying a thumbs-down gesture was intended to say “shut the f-ck up” to booing fans at Madison Square Garden.