The Cleveland Cavaliers’ magic number to clinch to the No. 1 in the Eastern Conference is down to just two – meaning if the Cavaliers in Friday and the Celtics lose Saturday against the Hornets, the Cleveland locks the No. 1 seed up.
And while he would like to rest LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue won’t do until then.
“If we can take care of business like we’re supposed to, I’d definitely like to get Kyrie and LeBron some more rest,” he said at his pregame media availability.
Source: Chris Manning of SB Nation
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.