May 16, 2021 | 2:51 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA is forbidding team executives from attending agent pro days to evaluate prospective draftees — unless the pro days are conducted as part of the Chicago pre-draft combine in June, per memo shared with teams today.
Shams Charania: NBA sent its teams the guidelines and health-safety protocols for predraft process ahead of July 29 Draft amid ongoing pandemic. Two notable rules: – Teams are not allowed to attend Agency Pro Days or workout organized by player/rep – Prospects limited to two visits per team
KC Johnson: Steve Kerr on Toni Kukoc: “We had a really good group of veteran role players. But we lacked the talent off the bench to really be explosive. We were a team that executed well. But what Toni gave us was that guy to play through when Michael and Scottie were off the floor.”
Brad Turner: Lakers injury report: AD (left adductor tightness) LeBron (right ankle sprain) questionable. Caruso (right foot), Jared Dudley (right MCL tear), Gasol (volar plate fracture, left pinkie finger), Kuzma (lower back tightness) and Alfonzo McKinnie (right foot sprain) probable
Brian Mahoney: Some nice honors for Celtics and Knicks as they play this game. Celtics play-by-play man Mike Gorman and MSG photographer George Kalinsky to be recipients of 2021 Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy media awards.