NBA News

Bogdan Bogdanovic    G  Kings



The Kings and prospect Bogdan Bogdanovic are "likely" to share the cost of his $850k buyout from Fenerbahce, according to beat writer Ailene Voisin. Negotiations will begin on July 1 and it sounds like Bogdanovic and the Kings have a mutual desire to usher him into the NBA. Rudy Gay is expected to hit unrestricted free agency despite his Achilles surgery, while Anthony Tolliver and Aaron Afflalo both have non-guaranteed contracts for 2017-18, so there could be a positional need for Bogdanovic if he does end up with the Kings this season. Stay tuned.

Ailene Voisin on Twitter

May 25 - 12:28 AM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets



Nuggets F Juan Hernangomez plans to play at Summer League this season. "I like to compete," Hernangomez said. "[The Nuggets] asked me if I was down for [Summer League] and I really would like to go and play a couple of games, be around the team and keep developing as a player." The Nuggets' prospect may also join the Spanish National Team for EuroBasket 2017, giving him plenty of momentum heading into training camp.

Hoops Hype

May 25 - 12:24 AM

LeBron James    F  Cavaliers



LeBron James may have been ill during the Cavs' Game 3 loss to the Celtics, according to teammate Richard Jefferson. LeBron played poorly during Game 3 and he made no excuses afterward, saying that he simply "didn't have it." His teammate Jefferson, however, said that Deron Williams missed shootaround that day due to illness, and it may have also affected LBJ. He posted 34 points, six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes during Game 4 on Tuesday, despite battling foul trouble, and it's safe to assume that any illness is behind him.

Fox Sports Ohio

May 25 - 12:14 AM

Hamidou Diallo    G  Player



Kentucky G Hamidou Diallo has withdrawn from the NBA Draft. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that "several teams in the 20s were serious about selecting Diallo," but he couldn't get a guarantee. Another strong season with the Wildcats could position him as a lottery pick in the 2018 draft.

Gary Parrish on Twitter

May 25 - 12:06 AM

Alonzo Gee    G/F  Nuggets



The Kings hosted eight free agents during workout on Wednesday, including Alonzo Gee, Phil Pressey, JaKarr Sampson and Ben Bentil. We're very early in the free-agent process and there's no reason to think any of these players will hold fantasy value, on the Kings or any other team.

Alex Kennedy on Twitter

May 24 - 11:46 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  Celtics



Amir Johnson (right shoulder sprain) is probable for Game 5 on Thursday. If not for Kyrie Irving going off, the Celtics may have tied this series with Johnson out for Game 4. While Johnson may be ready to play, coach Brad Stevens may opt to leave his usual starter out of the rotation for this one. If he's not going to play, Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko will get more run.

Celtics on Twitter

May 24 - 5:19 PM

Jae Crowder    F  Celtics



Jae Crowder (left groin strain) is listed as probable for Game 5 on Thursday. He suffered the injury on Tuesday and he did say he was "fine" after the game. Crowder has the unenviable task of guarding LeBron James and he's also contributing on the offensive side, averaging 15.5 points per game on a tidy 61.2 true shooting percentage in this series vs. Cleveland. He's almost a lock to play at home.

Celtics on Twitter

May 24 - 5:16 PM

Jae Crowder    F  Celtics



Crowder is dealing with a groin injury, but is considered probable going into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers on Thursday, Chris Forsberg of reports.


May 24 - 5:12 PM

Jaylen Brown    F  Celtics



Jaylen Brown (right hip pointer) is questionable for Game 5 on Thursday. He's been a key piece to the Celtics these days, especially with Isaiah Thomas (hip) out for the season. Brown played 20 minutes in Game 4 and he's likely looking at more minutes, assuming he's healthy enough to go. If he can't go at home, there should be more big-ball lineups with Jonas Jerebko while Kelly Olynyk may play more.

Celtics on Twitter

May 24 - 5:09 PM

Jaylen Brown    F  Celtics



Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers.


May 24 - 5:04 PM