NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday night it is unlikely the league will take a break next summer for the Olympic Games, a decision that could dramatically affect the tournament if it is able to be played. “We’ll consider it. I think it’s unlikely, at the end of the day, that, if we start late, we would stop for the Olympics,” Silver said in an interview with NBA TV inside the league’s bubble at Walt Disney World Resort. “Because, as you know, it’s not just a function of stopping for the period in which they are competing over in Tokyo. But they require training camp, and then they require rest afterwards.”
January 25, 2021 | 6:43 pm EST Update
Law Murray: Beverley will be given time to rest his knee and will be evaluated afterwards, per source. He has not been formally ruled out for the entire road trip, but he is not with the team either.
Law Murray: Marcus Morris Sr., who missed Sunday’s win vs Thunder due to illness, is not on the injury report. Clippers will have 11 players officially, not including two-ways Amir Coffey and Jay Scrubb.
Ira Winderman: Nets coach Steve Nash, on former Heat guard Tyler Johnson, “Yeah, I mean, I have every trust and confidence in Tyler playing. We’re just so loaded on the perimeter. We have so many guys. There’s only so many minutes to go around. So, that’s a tough one.”
Malika Andrews: Kyrie Irving pays homage to the late Kobe Bryant before the Nets game against the Miami Heat. The one-year anniversary of Bryant’s death is tomorrow. (Photo via @Brooklyn Nets)