Basketball players will now be eligible for the Hall of Fame four years after they retire, which creates the potential for Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming to headline a powerful class of 2016.
This is one of the new rules for the Springfield, Massachusetts, shrine. The previous requirement was that a player be retired for five full seasons. Because of the enshrinement calendar, that meant players would be out of the game for six years before they could be inducted.
Source: The Associated Press
Sources: Mavericks File Official Protest of Game Against Hawks
The Dallas Mavericks, citing a “misapplication of the rules,” have filed an official protest of Saturday’s road loss to the Atlanta Hawks to the league office, @NYTSports has learned
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 23, 2020
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
Report: Jaren Jackson Jr. Out Two Weeks with Sprained Left Knee
The Memphis Grizzlies today provided a medical update on forward Jaren Jackson Jr.:
During Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Jackson Jr. sustained an injury when contesting a shot late in the second quarter. He did not return for the second half. Subsequent imaging revealed a sprained left knee. Jackson Jr. will be re-evaluated in two weeks, and further updates will be provided as appropriate.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies
Sources: Ben Simmons to Undergo MRI
Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons will undergo an MRI on his lower back on Sunday, league source tells ESPN. He was definitely in some pain tonight after game vs. Bucks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 23, 2020
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter