Raptors coach Dwane Casey was showered with water by Kyle Lowry and other players in the locker room after clinching his first All-Star head coaching nod.
With the Raptors’ 123-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at the Air Canada Centre, Casey clinched the Eastern Conference coaching spot and will coach Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. This is Casey’s first time coaching an All-Star squad in his nine seasons as head coach and he’s the first Raptors’ head coach to earn the distinction in the franchise’s 23 seasons.
Source: Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN
Sources: Nikola Mirotic Out Two-to-Four Weeks with Left Thumb Fracture
Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has suffered a slight fracture of his left thumb and will miss at least two-to-four weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 20, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Suns to Meet with Jimmer Fredette
The Phoenix Suns will meet with former BYU star and Sacramento Kings first-round pick Jimmer Fredette on Thursday, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
Gambadoro reports the Suns could sign Fredette through the rest of the season. The Suns currently have an open roster spot.
The 30-year-old guard is currently playing for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. On Tuesday, the Sharks were eliminated from the postseason. Fredette averaged 36.9 points per game for Shanghai, the league’s top mark.