For now, Minnesota’s talks with teams around the NBA are mostly dormant, league sources told The Athletic. The Miami Heat have long been the most aggressive team pursuing Butler, having advantages with a young, promising wing in Josh Richardson, being a team not in Minnesota’s conference and holding other assets to add in a package. Yet days before their own season opener Wednesday, Miami president Pat Riley informed his locker room that the team would stick with the current roster to start the season in a show of loyalty the organization has for their current players, league sources said.
Source: Shams Charania of The Athletic
Dirk Nowitzki Passes Wilt Chamberlain on All-Time Scoring List
Dirk Nowitzki has reclaimed the No. 6 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night in what will probably be the final major milestone of his legendary career.
Nowitzki, the longtime face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise who is playing his 21st and likely final season, spent a few years as the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history before LeBron James passed him earlier this season. He entered Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans needing four points to pass Chamberlain, who scored 31,419 points in his Hall of Fame career, and accomplished the feat by swishing his first two shots of the night.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Sources: Bucks to Sign Tim Frazier, Waive Christian Wood
Milwaukee Bucks will sign guard Tim Frazier and waive forward Christian Wood in aftermath of Malcolm Brogdon foot injury, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 18, 2019
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
Sources: CJ McCollum Out at least One Week with Left Popliteus Strain
Sources: Portland guard CJ McCollum has a popliteus strain in his left knee. He will be re-examined in a week.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2019
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN