Marc Stein: Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells @NYTSports that he has already opened discussions with the league about playing exhibition games abroad against Real Madrid as well as in Luka Dončić’s native Slovenia once the NBA resumes scheduling preseason games overseas in future seasons
Emiliano Carchia: Barcelona is showing interest in Yogi Ferrell, a source told @Chema de Lucas and @Emiliano Carchia. Ferrell has played 249 games in the NBA with Nets, Mavs and Kings
Stefan Bondy: Reached out to Sergio Llull’s camp to see if a trade to Knicks might lure him out of Europe. The answer was Llull isn’t planning on making a statement on this subject. ….So I guess he didn’t say no.
“As a coach, I don’t really like the fact that there are a couple of players like Marc and Serge who can reach the Finals because that would obviously complicate their selection for the Olympics,” Scariolo said to Radio Marca. “But I’m happy that each of them has a team and a role within their team that is promising to be interesting. Having them all joining teams very quickly is a reason for calm for all.” According to the 2020-21 NBA calendar, the playoffs begin on May 6 and will be finished on July 22. If the Lakers or the Clippers reach the Finals then Gasol and Ibaka won’t be able to make it to Tokyo.