According to multiple rival executives, getting a team to absorb (Knicks Andrea) Bargnani’s contract would likely cost at least two first-round picks. Given that the Knicks’ 2016 pick already goes to Denver or Toronto (from the Anthony and Bargnani trades), Jackson would likely have to part with promising shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to obtain another one. Knowing the pressure is on Jackson to make a deal to appease Anthony, rival teams might ask for more — such as Iman Shumpert, one of the executives said.
Sources: Steph Curry to Undergo MRI After Exiting Game with Left Knee Injury
Golden State’s Steph Curry will undergo an MRI on his left knee Saturday, league source tells ESPN. Curry left game tonight with what Warriors are calling a strain.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: Celtics to Petition NBA for Hardship Exemption
With Kyrie Irving joining Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis and, of course, Gordon Hayward on the shelf for a while due to injury, source says the Celtics will petition with the NBA for a Hardship Exemption. If granted, Boston will be able to add an additional player to the roster.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 23, 2018
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
Celtics’ Irving to Undergo Procedure on Left Knee
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure on his left knee on Saturday, according to the team. The procedure is described as minimally invasive, to relieve irritation. Further information will be provided following the procedure.
Source: Boston Celtics