Karl Anthony-Towns is a candidate for an All-NBA spot at centre. Towns earns over $30 million more if he is selected ahead of Rudy Gobert and others.
New York Knicks finished with the worst record in the NBA, winning just 17 games. The Knicks have not made the postseason since 2012/13 and have finished under .400 for five consecutive campaigns.
Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins has torn his left quad, reports Shams Charania.
The parallels are most apparent between the Blazers and the Thunder at the point-guard position. Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard are two of the top five point-guards in the NBA. Both play with a chip on their shoulder the size of a boulder, but most importantly, both have shown unwavering loyalty to their franchises and their cities.
Los Angeles Lakers sacked Luke Walton on Friday, and Tyronn Lue has been named as a possible replacement. Lue enjoyed great success with LeBron James.
Toronto Raptors have had their fair share of playoffs struggles, but they are the dark horse in the Eastern Conference this NBA postseason.
The NBA Playoffs begin this Saturday. Late season drama was limited, with the Detroit Pistons holding onto the eight seed in the East. We have known the Western Conference playoffs for a while, but the seedings altered in the final days of the regular season, changing the first-round matchups.
Hall of Famer Magic Johnson resigned from his role as president of basketball operations at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat are fighting it out for the final playoff spot with just two games remaining in the NBA regular season.
The NBA playoffs are less than a fortnight away. The first round starts on 13th April, but there’s plenty to be decided before then.