The N.B.A. will formally review the Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent signing and near-immediate release of the restricted free agent Patrick McCaw for possible salary cap circumvention, according to a person with knowledge of the league’s stance.
The investigation was requested by the Golden State Warriors, who had held McCaw’s rights, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
In such cases, officials from the Cavaliers and the Warriors, as well as McCaw’s representatives, are typically interviewed before the league office rules whether Cleveland will face punishment.
Source: Marc Stein of The New York Times
Report: Jusuf Nurkic Suffers Serious Leg Injury
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic exited on a stretcher after suffering an apparent severe left leg injury in double overtime against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
Nurkic was jumping for a rebound and came down awkwardly in a tangle of bodies under the basket. After hitting the ground, the Nets players around him saw the severity of the injury and sprinted away.
Source: Royce Young of ESPN
Sources: Lakers to Consider Jason Kidd for Head Coach if Luke Walton Dismissed
Kidd will be among the serious candidates for the Lakers coaching job if Luke Walton is dismissed, league sources tell ESPN. That’s expected to give Kidd some pause on pursuing the Cal opening now.
Kidd will be among the serious candidates for the Lakers coaching job if Luke Walton is dismissed, league sources tell ESPN. That’s expected to give Kidd some pause on pursuing the Cal opening now. https://t.co/mm1SHCcVNJ
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2019
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: Thunder Claim Jawun Evans Off Waivers
Sources: The Oklahoma City Thunder have claimed guard Jawun Evans off waivers. Evans is on a two-way contract.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter