David Aldridge: Tommy Sheppard says neither Bradley Beal nor his representatives have requested a trade. He says he continues to believe that there are FAs who would “love” to play with Beal & Russell Westbrook, though the Wiz only have the non-taxpayer MLE when free agency starts this weekend.
January 22, 2022 | 1:28 pm EST Update
Callie Caplan: The Mavs just finished their first full-team practice since Dec. 16, the day before their first COVID-19 positives in the still-ongoing outbreak. Even better news: Luka practiced. Jason Kidd: “He did the whole practice, so I’d say he’s going to play tomorrow” vs. Memphis.
January 22, 2022 | 12:04 pm EST Update
Marc Stein: Nine-year NBA veteran Allen Crabbe has been acquired by the Knicks’ @nbagleague affiliate (@wcknicks) after signing G League deal, league sources say. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com
Justin Kubatko: LeBron James last night: ✅ 29 PTS ✅ 7 REB ✅ 5 AST James is the fourth player in @Los Angeles Lakers history to record at least 16 straight 25-point games. It’s the longest such streak in NBA history by a player age 35 years or older by seven games (Michael Jordan, 9). pic.twitter.com/A4GSKhhoKT