Thabo Sefolosha (elbow) went to the locker room in the first quarter on Friday and will return.
He had a rough fall and landed on his elbow. Sefolosha tried to walk it off, but he was went to the floor in pain. He made the start for Kyle Korver, so Korver will likely be playing more again.
The Hawks are starting Thabo Sefolosha in place of Kyle Korver for Game 3 against the Cavs on Friday.
It's a last-second move for the Hawks to try and get bigger bodies out there against LeBron James. Sefolosha should take some minutes away from Korver here, but he's still very risky to use in DFS. Korver loses a lot of appeal, as well.
The Clippers announced Blake Griffin (quad) will not play in the 2016 Olympics.
There were some other reports of Griffin not playing in Brazil and now it's official. He's not expected to have surgery on his injured quad and should be ready for the start of next season.
The Knicks contacted Frank Vogel to test his interest in their head-coaching job.
They have not requested an interview yet and Phil Jackson hasn't made a decision how to proceed, according to the report. Vogel not being brought back to Pacers put him at the top of the list for most teams with a vacancy. The Knicks will likely have to decide between Vogel and Kurt Rambis.
Coach Luke Walton said he'll be focusing on the offensive side and will bring in a defensive coach to his staff.
He's really going to try to incorporate the Warriors-style offense to his new team. The problem is the Lakers personnel isn't quite as strong as Golden State. The new offense should help out guys like D'Angelo Russell.
Stephen Curry (knee) was only a partial participant in practice on Friday and remains out for Game 3.
He did do some light shooting with a knee brace. The Warriors may be targeting Game 4 for Curry's return, but that might change with a 3-0 later after Saturday. Plus, coach Steve Kerr has said Curry only has a slight chance for Game 4.
The Jazz announced on Friday that they have officially signed head coach Quin Snyder to a long-term contract extension.
"We have continued to take significant steps as a team under Quin’s direction," Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey said. "His work ethic, basketball intelligence and ability to connect with and develop our players make him the ideal head coach of the Jazz." Snyder will be entering his third season as the head coach of the Jazz and will look to get his promising young team into the postseason.
The Wizards are expected to offer Tomas Satoransky a multi-year deal this summer.
They will have to buy out his contract with FC Barcelona for $1.5 million, but the 24-year-old combo guard is finally expected to come to the NBA. Satoransky was the 32nd pick in the 2012 draft and could see minutes behind John Wall and Bradley Beal next season, assuming Beal re-signs with Washington. Hopefully we will get a chance to see him in the summer league.