Kristaps Porzingis to miss tenth straight game

The Dallas Mavericks will be without Kristaps Porzingis for a tenth consecutive game. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, right knee soreness is the culprit that is keeping the big man out of the Dallas lineup once more. Dallas has went 5-4 in his absence.

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RJ Barrett out for at least a week with sprained ankle

According to the team, New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett will be out a week with a sprained right ankle. Barrett was on crutches following the game. The number 3 overall pick in this past NBA draft is averaging 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31.2 minutes per contest.

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January 16, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performances pt rb ast Brandon IngramNOP vs. UTA 49 8 6   16-20 ft Kemba WalkerBOS @ MIL 40 11 3    D. MitchellUTA @ NOP 46 6 2   2 stl Deandre AytonPHO @ NYK 26 21 2   2 blk Ricky RubioPHO @ NYK 25 8 13   4 stl Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. ORL 32 5 5    Will BartonDEN @ GSW 31 5 7   7-10 3-pt Derrick FavorsNOP vs. UTA 21 11 3   10-12 fg G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. BOS 32 17 7   10-20 ft M. PorterDEN @ GSW 18 10…

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Jamal Murray , Gary Harris and Paul Millsap out tonight

The Denver Nuggets will be without three starters when they take on the Santa Cruz/Golden State Warriors Thursday night. The Nuggets announced that Jamal Murray ( left ankle sprain) , Gary Harris ( right adductor strain) and Paul Millsap ( left knee contusion/sprain) will be out of the lineup Without those players in the lineup, look to see more of guys like Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr , Torrey Craig and Malik Beasley.

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Derrick Favors to play tonight

New Orleans Pelicans C/F Derrick Favors told reporters following Thursday’s shootaround that he is “ready to go tonight” in regards to the team’s game against his former club, the Utah Jazz. The big man had missed the previous two contests with a strained hamstring but said, “I feel good. Everything’s feeling good.” In 23 games (21 starts) this season, Favors has posted averages of 8.7 points and 10.0 rebounds.

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Jeff Teague returns to Hawks via trade from Timberwolves.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks have engaged in a trade. The Hawks sent guard Allen Crabbe to Minnesota for point guard Jeff Teague and shooting guard Treveon Graham. Teague, has started 13 of the 34 games he has appeared in this season for the Timberwolves, averaging 13.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds. He was moved to a reserve role, as rookie Jarrett Culver has assumed the starting point guard duties. Teague will likely assume a similar role in Atlanta, where he spent…

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Bulls rook Daniel Gafford out two to four weeks

Chicago Bulls rookie center Daniel Gafford will be out for two to four weeks with a dislocated right thumb, per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Since he finally started getting some run, the Arkansas product has been a pleasant surprise. His high energy and effort has made it impossible for even Bulls head coach Jim Boylen not to find minutes for Gafford. Already without Wendell Carter Jr, Gafford’s injury means that we will see even more of Thaddeus Young, who has appeared uncomfortable in the Bulls offensive system, and…

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Kelly Oubre Jr. won’t play against Knicks

Phoenix Sunda small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. will not play in the team’s Thursday night game against the New York Knicks, according to Arizona Sports’ Kellan Olson. Oubre entered concussion protocol after sustaining this blow from the Hawks’ John Collins Tuesday. There is no timetable for Oubre to return as Olson also adds that “once a player is placed in concussion protocol, a player cannot return to the floor until he is without concussion-related symptoms at rest, has been evaluated by a physician, has successfully completed the NBA return-to-participation exertion…

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Kristaps Porzingis – plan is to play Wednesday Night

Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play tonight, ending an eight-game absence, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Porzingis is averaging 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game but has his play has been up and down, which should be expected as he is still working his way back from the torn ACL that cost him the last third of what turned out to be his final season with the Knicks as well as the entire 2018-19 campaign.

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Miami Heat signs two-way player Chris Silva to three-year deal

From NBA.com: Posted: Jan 14, 2020 On October 18, 2019, the HEAT signed Chris Silva to a two-way contract, a deal that splits a player’s time between the team and their G-League affiliate. Silva would never end up stepping foot on a G-League court.  In 30 games with the HEAT, his impact off the bench would prove to be irreplaceable for a team fighting for a top spot in the Eastern conference.  That impact didn’t go unnoticed.  Today, your Miami HEAT have signed Chris Silva to an NBA contract. Silva has…

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