Billups said Payton was under a minutes restriction on Monday but wouldn’t specify what that was. Payton indicated the goal was to keep him at 12 minutes. “I’ve already told him — if you need me in situations, I don’t care about them 12 minutes,” Payton said. “We have to do something at the end of games, or whatever, let’s just get it and get wins. I think we are on the same page with that — so is the training staff — so I’m not going to kill myself and I know that they won’t let me kill myself. So I’m available.”
March 21, 2023 | 1:28 pm EDT Update
Spencer Dinwiddie: We look forward to dunking on Jarrett Allen
Barbara Barker: “We look forward to dunking on Jarrett Allen,” says Spencer Dinwiddie of his former teammate whom he expects to play tonight when Nets host Cleveland.
Dejounte Murray won't play against Pistons due to illness
Kevin Chouinard: For tonight’s game vs. Detroit: Jalen Johnson (mild left hamstring strain; mild left groin strain) is out. Dejounte Murray (non-COVID illness) is out.
March 21, 2023 | 12:41 pm EDT Update
Keldon Johnson won't play against Pelicans
San Antonio: Keldon Johnson (neck sprain) has been downgraded to out for Tuesday’s game against New Orleans. Tre Jones (right hamstring contusion) and Doug McDermott (right hip contusion) are available.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets assign TyTy Washington to the RGV Vipers in the G League. He did not play during last week’s assignment because of migraines and was a DNP vs. Warriors last night. He is, however, loading up on frequent flier miles.
Michael Grange: Scottie Barnes (wrist) did not practice for Raptors today. No word (yet) on status vs. Pacers on Wednesday.
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse said that the MRI on Barnes’ injured wrist came back clean but it’s still sore. He’ll have some more testing done today. For now, he’s day-to-day. Likely questionable vs Indy tomorrow.
Graham Coffey: UGA Basketball’s Terry Roberts has declared for the NBA Draft per a post on his Instagram account. Roberts led UGA in scoring this year with 13.2 points per game