Jae Crowder saw J.R. Smith for the first time since Smith’s flagrant foul caused Crowder to sprain his left ACL as he fell to the floor in Cleveland’s closeout win to finish the first-round sweep.
While Crowder said in the days leading up to Tuesday’s matchup that he hoped Smith would apologize before the game, Smith did nothing of the sort. “He might want to wait on that,” Smith said after scoring seven of his nine points after halftime as Cleveland came back from a six-point deficit at the break. “He can hold his breath, though. I’ll give it to him sooner or later.”
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.