Marc Stein: The NBA announces that of the 485 players tested leaguewide for COVID-19 since March 17, one new player has returned a confirmed positive test. pic.twitter.com/SczCrh3694
March 25, 2023 | 6:25 pm EDT Update
Blazers could shut Damian Lillard down for season
Shams Charania: Sources: The Portland Trail Blazers are leaning toward shutting down All-Star Damian Lillard for the season’s final nine games. The franchise is seriously considering taking precautions as Lillard deals with calf injury and the team is 3.5 games out of Play-In Tournament race.
Luka Doncic on recent play: 'I'm just being out there. I used to have fun'
“Yeah, it’s really frustrating,” Dončić said in the postgame news conference. “I think you can see it with me on the court. Sometimes I don’t feel it’s me. I’m just being out there. I used to have fun, smiling on the court, but it’s just been frustrating…”
De'Aaron Fox on college basketball: 'I can't watch a full college game'
NBA on ESPN: De’Aaron Fox isn’t the biggest college basketball fan 😳 (via @Matt George) pic.twitter.com/F33YIq4OyD
Anthony Chiang: Udonis Haslem jersey on every seat in Section 305 tonight. pic.twitter.com/mFbCWacmnl
March 25, 2023 | 5:45 pm EDT Update
DeMar DeRozan on quad injury: As long as we don't go in a double, triple or quadruple overtime I should be fine
Darnell Mayberry: DeMar DeRozan says he’s quad strain is fine and expects to play in the Bulls’ back-to-back against the Lakers and Clippers. “I think I’m going to be fine,” he said. “As long as we don’t go in a double or triple or even quadruple overtime I should be fine.”
Austin Reaves talked about the most influential guys he had an opportunity to play with in Los Angeles. Rajon Rondo’s name was quickly pointed out loud. “I learned the most from Rondo. … I was always in his ear, asking questions,” Reaves underlined. “It got to a point where I was asking him so many questions where I was like, damn, if was him, I would be annoyed. I told him, ‘If I ever ask you a question and you don’t wanna answer, just tell me to f**k off.’ Simple.”
Andrew Greif: Over the past week a few Clippers teammates have been saying Norm Powell will be back “soon” from his left shoulder injury. On IG Norm says he’s “loading,” playing with a protective wrap on the shoulder.