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Darrell Arthur has a left quad strain and will not practice on Friday.

He's a game-time call for Saturday's game at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Arthur has played 15 minutes per game and shot just 27.3 percent from the field in his four preseason games, so he's not making his case for minutes with his new team.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 01:50:00 PM

The Knicks have been "enamored" with Kentucky forward Trey Lyles, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Isola, a plugged-in writer for years, is citing a team source for this scoop, so it's not something we should dismiss. The Knicks are really in a tough spot because there are a number of possibilities for them at four. We've heard they like Justise Winslow and Emmanuel Mudiay could be an option, too. As for Lyles, the 6'10 big man will likely go in the top 10. Of course, the Knicks would probably want to trade back.
May 30 - 4:55 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said "all is going well" with Klay Thompson (concussion) and expects him to be ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

There's no word of if he went through the protocol yet. Once he's symptom free, he'll do some work on a stationary bike before doing more rigorous exercise. For now, it sounds like Klay should be ready to play with time to spare.
May 30 - 3:35 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies may have interest in Greg Oden, and they could bring him to a free-agent camp in June.

Since pleading guilty to felony battery charges in December, Oden has been training with Ohio State's coaching staff and he has reportedly lost a lot of weight (down to 280 pounds in March). Oden was teammates with Mike Conley at Ohio State and the two are still close friends, so there could be some mutual interest between the two sides. The former No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft is as injury prone as they come, and he likely wouldn't be able to handle more than a limited role regardless of where he lands. We will track this story closely, but Oden isn't on the fantasy radar.
Source: Real GM
May 30 - 12:56 PM

The Magic and Scott Skiles have agreed to a four-year deal.

The Magic were expected to make a run at Tom Thibodeau, but they're all set with their former point guard who holds the NBA record for most assists in a game. Skiles hasn't run the tightest rotation and former player Stephen Jackson said he's "more of a college coach." Regardless, the Magic could use a former player to give them some guidance. Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic are safe to draft, but we're slightly less bullish on the others due to the volatile rotation.
May 29 - 4:41 PM

Mario Chalmers had arthroscopic surgery on Friday to repair an inflamed plica in his right knee.

It was just a 20-minute procedure and Chalmers is going to begin rehabbing immediately. Obviously, he'll be ready to go for training camp in the fall. Chalmers had an up-and-down year, averaging 10.2 points, 2.6 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.9 treys. He'll be a late-round flier in fantasy leagues next season.
May 29 - 4:10 PM

Klay Thompson was diagnosed with a concussion on Friday.

His agent said he didn't have a concussion yesterday, but his agent isn't a neurologist. The Warriors said Klay had "extensive examinations" over the past two days, including neurological tests Friday morning. Under the NBA's concussion protocol, Klay will not be allowed to have court activity until he is not showing any symptoms. With six days off before Game 1, Thompson should be ready.
May 29 - 2:52 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) said that his health has been steady since beating the Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals.

Irving went on to say that he expects to start on Stephen Curry defensively in the Finals, but added that it will be a team effort in containing the 2014-15 league MVP. Cleveland was the best team in the league at defending the 3-point line during the postseason, holding their opposition to just 28.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc, but the Warriors were the second-best team from distance during the playoffs shooting 38.0 percent from deep. After a rather lackluster Conference Finals, NBA fans should be in for a show during the Finals.
May 29 - 1:56 PM

Dwight Howard will be suspended one game without pay for collecting his fourth Flagrant Foul points during the 2015 postseason.

Howard's suspension will be served during the first game of next season in which he's eligible and physically able to play. He collected his fourth Flagrant Foul point when he extended his forearm into Andre Iguodala's neck during the closing minutes of Game 5 in the Western Conference Finals. Originally ruled as a common foul, the league upgraded the play to a Flagrant Foul 1 upon official review, deeming the contact to have been unnecessary.
May 29 - 11:21 AM

The Magic have reportedly begun contract negotiations with Scott Skiles, and they hope to come to terms on a deal by Friday evening.

Skiles has long been rumored to be the frontrunner for the Orlando head coaching gig, so this report is far from shocking. He will obviously no longer be in the running for New Orleans’ head coaching opportunity, meaning Alvin Gentry and Jeff Van Gundy come to the forefront, with Tom Thibodeau serving as a bit of a dark horse candidate (although Thibs is said to be uninterested). Skiles isn't a fantasy friendly coach, so owners of Orlando players may be in for a bumpy ride next season.
Source: ESPN
May 29 - 10:57 AM

Mychal Thompson, Klay Thompson's (concussion-like symptoms) father, speculates that his son should be cleared to play sometime before the NBA Finals.

When Mychal was asked to describe the difference in Klay a day after his injury, Mychal responded, "Antarctica to the jungles of Brazil." When pressed further to speculate on his son's availability for the Finals, Thompson stated: "I'm not a doctor, but if I'm going to guess in layman's terms, yeah I think [he'll be cleared for the Finals.] He seems to be feeling better by the hour." Thompson is scheduled to meet with the Warriors medical staff on Friday, after which we'll likely have another update on Golden State's sniper.
May 29 - 9:51 AM

Klay Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, said his client cleared tests and did not have a concussion.

This is getting weird. First, Klay passed a concussion test just after being kneed in the head, then the Warriors released a statement after the game that he had concussion-like symptoms. Now, his agent is saying something different. Thompson was dizzy, had to throw up and didn't feel well last night, so this new report is a little harder to believe than usual. We'll see what the Warriors say next. If this is true, he should be ready to go in the next couple days.
May 28 - 7:49 PM




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