Not many top NBA players can sympathize with New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis being shut down to face simultaneous medical procedures for debilitating injuries in his prime. Count Miami Heat veteran Dwyane Wade among the select few.
“It’s going to be a tough road, trust me,” Wade said to ESPN.com of Davis. “When you’re young like he is, you can bounce back from these things, especially with how advanced things are today. He’s got all the talent in the world. I’m sure he’s going to be fine.”
Source: Michael Wallace of ESPN
Report: Earl Watson Fired as Suns Coach
Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN