"I told Coach I was ready, but keep those guys in, see what they can do," Love said following the 95-90 win against the Charlotte Hornets. "I just thought we were doing a great job. That team was rolling, those five that we had out there were rolling in the fourth. They did a great job."
Source: Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Pelicans said Davis suffered a right knee contusion. He rejoined the team on the bench but never re-entered the game, a 111-90 Clippers win. He walked to the locker room after the game under his own power.
Source: Justin Verrier of ESPN
When asked if the trade was beneficial for both Jackson and the Thunder, Durant said he never really thought about it that way.
“We've got a really great team, we've got some great guys back. Reggie's doing well in Detroit,” Durant said. “We had a rough ending last year with Reggie, but I can just think about when he first got here how hard he worked, how great of a teammate he is, and every guy wants an opportunity.”
Source: Erik Horne of The Oklahoman
Later in the day, Johnson, whose Twitter handle is@IamJJ3, wrote "My bad, just want more than anything to be a big part of something special for fans, teammates and coaches. .wethenorth."
Johnson didn't speak with reporters at Friday's practice, but Casey said: "In today's NBA, you're not surprised by anything. It's not a big deal. He tweeted something he probably shouldn't have tweeted."
Casey said he'd talked to Johnson and the issue had been handled internally.
Source: Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press
Interim coach Luke Walton said after the game that it wasn't known how long Barnes might be out.
Source: Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN
Smart, sitting in a locker room chair as he met with reporters for the first time since suffering a subluxation of the proximal tibfib joint during last Friday's win over the Brooklyn Nets, expressed hope that he might be able to return in a "couple of weeks" but stressed that the recovery process will dictate the actual timeline.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN
Source: Associated Press
"After the game, just being very honest, very heartfelt when I apologized to them," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "I have to be better for them. One thing I always do is before I assign or cast any blame, I look at myself first. And I think the players respect that. So, I apologized for the whole thing with Blake (Griffin). I apologized (to Emmanuel Mudiay) for jumping him in that manner in a public forum."
Source: Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post
Familiarity breeds a comfort on the court that’s beginning to show.
“I think so,” said guard Rajon Rondo. “The more you’re out there, the more of a rhythm you get in to. So I have no complaints.”
Source: Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee
"Man, I don't want to see Kobe go out like this, looking this bad and not able to do what he once could do," said a retired guard who faced Bryant.
One West scout said Bryant looked "disinterested" at times. A current player in the West went a step further.
"Yeah, I've seen him play and it's disgusting," he said.
"I hate it," the scout said. "He pump-fakes every time he gets the ball. He pump-fakes it to death."
Source: Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times
"This summer was the first time I was really able to train and really focus on my diet and my health and getting stronger and getting more explosive,” Anderson said. “I felt about 45 years old the past couple of seasons with just a lot weighing on me. This season, I’ve lost weight and I’m focused on living more of a healthy lifestyle as far as eating and mixing that with great training.”
Source: Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports
The Latest NBA
- Top NCAA Football Prospects To Watch on Saturday
- Top Defensive Tackles In 2016 NFL Draft – Ole Miss Robert Nkemdiche Has J.J. Watt Skills
- Black Friday Shopping For AFC Teams
- Black Friday Shopping For NFC Teams
- NFL Chat With Mark Gunnels — 11/27/15
- NFL AM: Thanksgiving Thursday Takeaways
- Can The Carolina Panthers Go 16-0?
- Week 12 NFL Quarterback Rankings – Who Has The Best Matchups
- NFL AM: Seahawks’ Lynch Has Surgery, Could Return This Year
- NFL Chat with Devon Jeffreys on 12/2/15