Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Warriors superstar Steph Curry had a conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly on Instagram Live on Saturday -- apologizing again for his comments questioning the moon landing. Curry reiterated he made the comments 'in jest,' noting that he must be more careful with his words moving forward. "I don't want in any way shape or form to demean the significant accomplishment you and people that you work with on a daily basis were able to make a reality," Curry told Kelly. "So for that I'm obviously, genuinely sorry for how that came across."
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
Rajon Rondo saw a doctor for a followup Saturday morning after having his hand drained last weekend. He has been cleared for full basketball activity but will not join the Lakers on the remainder of their road trip (3 of 4 games remain)
Tim Bontemps ESPN
The only names on Boston's injury report for tonight's game in Detroit: Jabari Bird, Al Horford and Guerschon Yabusele, all of whom are out.
Bobby Marks ESPN
All three players, Trevor Ariza ($15M), Austin Rivers ($12.65M) and Kelly Oubre Jr. ($3.3M) are on expiring contracts. Oubre Jr. will be a restricted free agent and the Suns will have the right to tender the forward a $4.5M qualifying offer. The Wizards will create a $3.3M trade exception to go along with a $5.45M, $1.3M, $957K and $694K exception. The Washington tax bill will drop from $9.8M to $8.3M but will likely increase based on the team now falling below the minimum roster requirement of 14.
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
For those - like myself - who wondered why the Knicks didn't wait longer to try and trade Joakim Noah and instead waived him/stretched the final year of his deal in October, his admission earlier this week about possibly partying too much in New York is likely part of the reason why the front office decided to go in that direction. The Knicks have a young, developing team. Noah probably would have wanted to play and also the off-court habits he talked about earlier this week don't exactly sound like a quintessential leader.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Browns got a pep talk from Kobe Bryant while gearing up for Broncos tonight: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2…
Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer
Two issues hurting OKC against the Nuggets, one old, one new: free throws and defensive rebounding. The Thunder's free throw woes have been strange all season, but the rebounding is something that's popped up the last few games as OKC's tried out some smaller lineups with Paul George at the 4.