NBA Commissioner’s Adam Silver again demonstrated his willingness to hear concerns and then act.
The NBA will reduce back-to-back games and four games in five days in the 2015-16 season with the goal of reducing those situations even more in future seasons, Silver said Saturday.
“We hear everyone loud and clearly – certainly our players and our teams – that there’s nothing more important than the health and welfare of our players,” Silver said before All-Star Saturday night at Barclays Center. “And ultimately we want to see players getting appropriate rest and playing at the highest level. That’s something we’re very focused on.”
Sources: Knicks ‘plotting to take another run’ at Masai Ujiri
After another dreadful start to a season, the New York Knicks have reportedly targeted Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri as someone who can turn things around.
According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, owner James Dolan is “plotting to take another run” at Ujiri, even if it takes “Phil Jackson-type money” to lure him away from the reigning NBA champions.
The Knicks are 2-8 to begin the 2019-20 campaign, and Isola reported “time may be running out” for current Knicks president Steve Mills.
Sources: Steve Mills ‘laying groundwork’ to Dismiss David Fizdale
Even before a startling news conference in the wake of a blowout loss to Cleveland on Sunday, New York Knicks president Steve Mills had started to lay the internal groundwork for the eventual dismissal of coach David Fizdale, league sources told ESPN.
Mills is selling owner James Dolan on a roster constructed to be highly competitive in the Eastern Conference, leaving Fizdale vulnerable to an ouster only weeks into the second season of a four-year contract that league sources say is worth $22 million.
Report: Gordon Hayward Expected to Miss Six Weeks after Left Hand Surgery
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward underwent successful surgery today to repair a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand. The injury occurred during Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. He is expected to return to play in approximately six weeks.
Source: Boston Celtics