The Cleveland Cavaliers’ extended slump — 12 losses in their last 18 games, including Saturday’s 120-88 embarrassment against the Houston Rockets — has hurt the Cavs so much that they’re closer to being out of the playoffs than they are to being the Eastern Conference’s top seed.
Coming into Monday, Cleveland trailed the Boston Celtics — No. 1 in the East — by 7½ games while only leading the No. 9-seeded Detroit Pistons by 5 games.
Source: Dave McMenamin 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.