• Deal with Toronto expires
    Gueye became an unrestricted free agent Tuesday after his 10-day contract with the Raptors expired, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Advice: The second-year player out of Pittsburgh made his NBA debut over the course of his week-and-a-half-long stay with Toronto, playing six minutes and recording two points, three rebounds and two blocks at the tail end of a Feb. 12 blowout loss to the Spurs. If Toronto doesn't re-sign Gueye to a second 10-day deal or if he isn't brought aboard by another NBA team, he'll likely return to the Raptors' G League affiliate, Raptors 905. Rotowire.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Deal with New York expires
    Gibson became an unrestricted free agent Tuesday after his second 10-day contract with the Knicks expired, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Advice: If the Knicks are interested in retaining Gibson coming out of the All-Star break, he would need to be signed to a rest-of-season contract now that his pair of 10-day deals have lapsed. Though head coach Tom Thibodeau has a long-term working relationship with Gibson and values the 38-year-old as a locker-room presence, the Knicks may not have much of a need for Gibson if starting center Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles) is ready to play Thursday in Philadelphia. Rotowire.com Today, 7:02 am
     
  • Expected to be available Thursday
    Young is expected to finalize a one-year contract with the Suns within the next couple of days and will likely be available for Thursday's game in Dallas, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported Feb. 13 that Young was working toward a deal with the Suns after being bought out by the Nets, but one week later, the veteran big man has yet to make the new contract official. If Young can put pen to paper on a deal Tuesday or early Wednesday, he could get in at least one practice session with the Suns before the team opens its post-All-Star-break schedule with a back-to-back set. Even if Young suits up Thursday in Dallas and Friday in Houston, he's not a lock to be included in head coach Frank Vogel's rotation. Rotowire.com Today, 6:59 am
     
  • Darius Bazley inks 10-day contract with 76ers
    According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Darius Bazley will sign a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

    Advice: Baz played the first three seasons of his career in Oklahoma City, and he split time between the Thunder and Suns in 2022-23. He hasn’t appeared in the NBA this season, but he’s been one of the best players in the G League behind averages of 20.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals, 2.5 blocks and 1.3 triples for the Delaware Blue Coats. The Sixers aren’t exactly the deepest team in the Association, so Bazley has a chance to carve out a meaningful role for his new team. Rotoworld Yesterday, 9:01 am
     
  • Joins 76ers on 10-day deal
    Bazley agreed to a 10-day contract with the 76ers on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Bazley has been a standout this season for the 76ers' G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, averaging 20.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.6 blocks, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.2 steals in 34.2 minutes per game over 24 appearances. The 2019 first-round pick hasn't appeared at the NBA level in 2023-24, but he saw action in 43 games last season, averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per contest between the Thunder and Suns. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:49 am
     
  • Kevin Durant scores 18, passes MJ on leaderboard
    Kevin Durant finished the 2024 NBA All-Star Game with 18 points (7-of-12 FG), five rebounds, five assists, two steals and four triples across 25 minutes.

    Advice: Durant was hot early in the game, but he was most deferential throughout the second half. His 18 points moved him past Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time ASG scoring list (268), and he sits behind only Kobe Bryant (290) and LeBron James (434). Durant’s Suns teammate Devin Booker finished with 15 points on 14 shots off the bench, while Karl-Anthony Towns (50) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31) led the way for the West in the scoring department. It’s been a stellar first half of the season for Durant, who’s averaging 28.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists through 48 games to start the 2023-24 campaign. Rotoworld Sunday, 8:29 pm
     
  • Karl-Anthony Towns serves 50-piece nuggets in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns posted 50 points (23-of-35 FG), eight rebounds, three assists and four triples across 28 minutes in the 2024 NBA All-Star Game.

    Advice: Towns started off steadily, but he really got going in the fourth quarter. He found the ball in his hands frequently and threw down nasty reverse jam after nasty reverse jam. He joins Steph Curry, Jayson Tatum and Anthony Davis as the only players to score at least 50 points in an All-Star Game, but KAT is the only one of the four not to win ASG MVP. His 35 field goals are second-most in an All-Star Game, bested only by Davis’s 39 in 2017. At the break, Towns has missed just one game and is averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.2 triples across 32.7 minutes in 54 appearances. Rotoworld Sunday, 8:21 pm
  • Uncertain for Thursday's matchup
    James said after Sunday's All-Star Game that the treatment he'll receive on his left ankle in the coming days could "possibly" sideline him for Thursday's game against Golden State, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: James was unavailable for the Lakers' game against the Jazz on Wednesday due to left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, but he started for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. However, he didn't play in the second half of the matchup after saying before the game that he expected to have a minutes restriction. Before his departure, he logged eight points (4-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt), four rebounds and three assists in 14 minutes. A better idea of James' status for Thursday's game could come into focus based on how he responds to his treatment over the next few days. Rotowire.com Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Has minutes limit for All-Star Game
    James (ankle) will have an undisclosed minutes restriction during Sunday's All-Star Game, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Advice: James missed Wednesday's game against the Jazz due to left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, an issue he's dealt with for several weeks. He sat out Saturday's NBA All-Star practice but will serve as a captain and start for the Western Conference. James didn't give a specific number of minutes that he planned to play Sunday, but he said he's looking forward to playing with some of the younger players in the All-Star Game before calling it a night. He received treatment ahead of the All-Star game and will continue to receive treatment this week before the Lakers resume play Thursday against the Warriors. Rotowire.com Sunday, 2:13 pm