Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony did not play in his team’s 88-80 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday because of lingering effects from migraine headaches that first surfaced Saturday night, the team said.
Anthony began feeling a headache in the first quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Washington Wizards. Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis said Anthony attempted to warm up Sunday but had “more issues dealing with the light.” He added that the team’s medical staff put Anthony in a dark room prior to the game in an attempt to ease the pain. “He just wasn’t getting any better,” said Rambis, who started Arron Afflalo in place of Anthony.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener
LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.
James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.
Source: USA Today Sports
Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension
Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.