Chris Haynes: The Phoenix Suns are prepared to pursue Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant should he become available, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.
Law Murray: Paul George (knee), Marcus Morris Sr. (H&S protocols), Brandon Boston Jr. (tailbone) remain out. Norman Powell came out of his return game unscathed and will play front end of back-to-back.
Clutch Points: LeBron James (foot soreness) is QUESTIONABLE & Anthony Davis (foot stress injury) is PROBABLE for tomorrow’s game vs. the Timberwolves, Lakers have announced. D’Angelo Russell is off the injury report. pic.twitter.com/NC6dQBLtf1
March 30, 2023 | 5:32 pm EDT Update
Julius Randle out at least two weeks
Marc J. Spears: Knicks say Julius Randle sustained a sprained left ankle in last night’s game against Miami. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Ian Begley: Julius Randle will be re-evaluated in two weeks due to ankle sprain. That’s April 13. The first day of the playoffs is April 15. Knicks are in 5th in the Eastern Conference. They’re 2.5 games ahead of 6th-seeded BKN & 4 games ahead of No. 7 Miami with 5 games left in their season
Memphis Grizzlies PR: The @Memphis Grizzlies have assigned Jake LaRavia and have transferred Vince Williams Jr. and Kenneth Lofton Jr. to the @MemphisHustle. Following the Hustle’s game Friday morning, all three players will rejoin the Grizzlies for their game against the LA Clippers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was given an out, to say the thing that plays directed into his true-to-life image of humility and claim he doesn’t care about winning his third MVP. “That’s a lie,” Antetokounmpo told Yahoo Sports recently. “I won’t say I don’t care. I want to compete. If you say I don’t care, it’s a lie. Do I think it’s a priority for me? No. The priority for me is to get better, to help my team win a championship, to get that feeling again. “If God can bless me with an MVP again, I’ll take it.”
Antetokounmpo knows the conversation revolves more around Jokić and Embiid, to which he says, “That’s OK.” He even gave a scouting report on both, and how voters could come to a conclusion of giving a vote to either. On Jokić, he said: “I see one guy that helps his team win. I see a guy that understands the game of basketball, plays the game of basketball the right way. I see a guy that’s very competitive, plays to win. He’s a good guy. He’s a great human being. He has a great support system behind him, his brothers, his wife.”