Marcus Smart cleared of COVID-19

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been given a clean bill of health. Smart revealed the diagnosis in a tweet on Sunday. Back on March 19, Smart revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. This bit of good news comes on the heels of the Utah Jazz announcing Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and personnel were coronavirus-free.

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Bobby Portis and Julius Randle partner up with Hello Fresh to assist City Harvest feed the multitudes effected by COVID-19

From the Knicks team news: NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2020) – New York Knicks teammates Julius Randle and Bobby Portis have joined forces with HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal-kit company, to donate $180,000 worth of meals to City Harvest, New York City’s private response to hunger and largest food rescue organization, to help feed New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables amid the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, Randle and Portis are each contributing $50,000 to support City Harvest’s operations, which will altogether help feed more than 370,000 New Yorkers in…

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Jazz’s Gobert, Mitchell, others health cleared

Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell along with the rest of Utah Jazz players and personnel have been given a clean bill of health by the state’s Health Department, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 and ridiculously and wrongly draw the ire of players, fans and even some media ( because apparently he purposely contracted the virus as part of some insidious plan to end the NBA season). This is good news and we hope this is a precursor for more healthy…

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NBA Executives to take 20% pay reduction

From ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: In the midst of a shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is reducing base salaries by 20% for about 100 of the league office’s top-earning executives around the world, sources tell ESPN. Many of the executives and officials who are impacted work in the league’s New York headquarters, including commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, sources said. These reductions will be implemented immediately and are expected to continue through the course of the coronavirus crisis, sources said. NBA spokesman Mike Bass wouldn’t confirm…

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Leon Rose reportedly “impressed” with interim Mike Miller

From Bleacher Report: New York Knicks president Leon Rose has reportedly had a “positive feeling” about interim head coach Mike Miller since taking over the front office in early March. Ian Begley of SNY reported Thursday that Rose was “impressed” with Miller’s work and “respected the job” he’s done since replacing David Fizdale, who was fired in December. Rose is going to lead the coaching search in the offseason, and NBA executives view former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolveshead coach Tom Thibodeau as a “strong favorite,” per Begley. Even if Thibodeau or another high-profile coach is hired to take…

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Two Lakers players positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus continues to reach its microscopic tentacles through the nba. According to The Athletic’s and Stadium’s Shams Charania, two Los Angeles Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19. The Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner reports that 14 Lakers players were tested Tuesday. The NBA was fairly quick to put the season on hiatus shortly after Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus.

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Four Nets players test positive for coronavirus

Four players for the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the team released Tuesday. The infected players were not named. The NBA suspended its season following Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s positive test.

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March 11, 2020 NBA Recap

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the league has suspended games moving forward. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and guard Donavan Mitchell both tested positive for the coronavirus. Teams around the Association have or are in the process of implementing quarantine and contingency plans. Who Got It Done pt rb ast Trae YoungATL vs. NYK 42 2 11   6-12 3-pt B. MarjanovićDAL vs. DEN 31 17 1   2 stl Christian WoodDET @ PHI 32 7 2   14-18 fg Joel EmbiidPHI vs. DET 30 14 3   10-12 ft Julius RandleNYK @…

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