Andrew Wiggins and Jamal Murray, two of Canada’s best players in the NBA, were less outspoken when asked this week about Olympic participation given a shorter-than-usual turnaround from the end of the NBA season. “I don’t know,” said Wiggins, a small forward for the Golden State Warriors. “I’m going to cross that bridge when I get to it.”
March 7, 2021 | 12:16 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: 76ers All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have officially been ruled out of the All-Star Game due to contact tracing.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA’s worst nightmare in Atlanta has been an outbreak among the best players in the world. Embiid and Simmons didn’t have contact w/ peers there. In the instance involving the two Sixers stars, players have been kept in contact tracing and quarantine for 7 days this season.
Eric Walden: Rudy Gobert, on Jordan Clarkson’s 6MOY chances: “I think it should be unanimous. If the voting was today, I don’t see how you couldn’t vote for Jordan Clarkson. … It’s no debate. You look at the scoring, the impact, I don’t see no one else that has that impact for their team.”
March 7, 2021 | 11:46 am EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Additional test has returned positive for the coronavirus on barber in contact with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, sources tell ESPN. League must make decision still, but it is highly unlikely Embiid and Simmons will be cleared to play today.
Mark Medina: Doc Rivers more on Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons likely not playing in the All-Star game: “I would feel more for them if they had COVID. They get to make the team still, and they’re on the team … But you want to play and them being in a jersey.”