Briefly: Wiseman said he gets advice from a number of NBA players, including Brooklyn’s Kyie Irving, and that he and Kevin Durant are especially close. “I talk to KD every day” via text, Wiseman said. “I’ve been knowing him since high school, when he watched film and told me what to work on, how to get into the league, stuff like that. He’s been telling me about how he was able to fit into the system here.” … Kerr said Stephen Curry felt great when he arrived at practice, and that “everything is trending” toward him playing Tuesday night.
April 17, 2021 | 4:49 pm EDT Update
Dave McMenamin: The Lakers will not visit the White House and President Joe Biden to celebrate their 2020 NBA championship when the team travels to Washington, D.C. to play the Wizards later this month, a source tells ESPN. A future visit has not been ruled out completely, the source says.
Eric Walden: Quin, on being without Donovan for at least a week: “It’s a challenge for us to play without him, and obviously we want to get him back as soon as possible. … Hopefully we can try to improve in some other ways.”
Eric Walden: Asked what he’s looking for with so many guys out, Quin said: “It’s difficult to play the way we normally would, but it puts a premium on ball movement, particularly against the Lakers’ pressure. We’re gonna have to run as much as we can, have some guys be really aggressive.”
Gophers senior forward Brandon Johnson declared for the NBA draft on Thursday but said he will keep open the option to return to college.