The lasting image of Willie Reed will be as the lone player in tears when the media was granted access into the locker room after the season-ending realization that there would be no playoffs for the Miami Heat.
When the Knicks hired Scott Perry as a general manger last week and elevated Steve Mills to president, the team became the first NBA franchise to have two African Americans serving in those top management spots.
The Hawks claimed Nicolas Brussino off waivers Saturday. The guard/forward was waived by the Mavericks on Thursday. The Hawks were looking to add another wing to the roster and saw Brussino as a fit by being a young player with upside they can work with as a project.
Two people with knowledge of the deal told the AP that All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will take effect starting in the 2019 season.
Seeking an opportunity to lead a franchise instead of being regarded as LeBron James' sidekick, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving asked owner Dan Gilbert to be traded last week, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Friday.