As was reported earlier, the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers completed a trade that sent point guard Marquis Teague to Philadelphia.
In return, the Nets receive guard Casper Ware. Brooklyn will also send a 2019 second round draft pick, that was acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks, to Philadelphia. Or, the price of getting Teague’s contract off their books. The pick will be the worse of the Bucks and Kings pick that year.
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN