Luol Deng could miss the Chicago Bulls' game on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons with a sore calf.
Deng has scored 20 or more points in six straight games for the first time in his career.
The Bulls are unsure when Deng suffered the injury.
The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hamady Ndiaye from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
Ndiaye will rejoin the Kings at the Utah Jazz for Saturday's game in EnergySolutions Arena.
Ndiaye recorded seven points (2-4 FG, 3-6 FT), a team-high-tying seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 24 minutes starting for the Bighorns in Reno’s...
Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus has been named Euroleague MVP for Week 8 of the regular season.
Spanoulis scored 24 points to go with seven assists and two rebounds in Olympiacos' 105-103 win over Bayern Munich in overtime.
Kyle Korver set the NBA record for most three-pointers made consecutively at 90 straight games on Friday.
Korver surpassed Dana Barros, who hit at least one three-pointer in 89 consecutive contests.
Korver scored 10 points and knocked down two three-pointers in the Atlanta Hawks' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.
Danny Granger returned to the Indiana Pacers' practice on Friday -- his first live participation in weeks after suffering a calf injury.
“I feel good,” Granger said. “I was running, sprinting, playing live for about an hour, so I felt really good.”
“(The Pacers’ trainers are) kind of holding me back and I think they know best. If it was up to me, I’d be playing...
The New York Knicks have zero intention of trading Carmelo Anthony no matter his feelings about free agency in the offseason, according to sources. Anthony has been adamant that he wants to make his situation work with the Knicks. Reports recently have stated Anthony could sign elsewhere as a free agent in July given the Knicks' struggles this season.
Kobe Bryant announced that he will return on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.
Bryant tore his Achilles last April.
Bryant recently signed a two-year extension with the Lakers that virtually guarantees he will retire with the franchise.
Mike D'Antoni said Friday that Kobe Bryant has "pretty good" odds to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.
D'Antoni then added, "I have no idea."
Bryant ruled himself out of Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.
Bryant is returning from a torn Achillies tendon.
The Sacramento Kings assigned center Hamady Ndiaye to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
Originally from Senegal, the 7-foot center is averaging 0.2 points (1-6 FG, 0-1 FT), 1.4 rebounds and 5.8 minutes per game in nine appearances this season for the Kings.
This will be Ndiaye's fourth D-League team over the course of his career, having played...
Nate Robinson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA due to his public criticism of officiating.
Robinson recently made comments saying he believes that the league's referees "hate" him in their officiating.
Robinson has had a strong start to the Denver Nuggets' season after helping lead the Chicago Bulls to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder reached the 2012 NBA Finals, but have since traded away James Harden and then Russell Westbrook was injured during the 2013 Playoffs.
The Thunder remain an elite team, but whether they can make a title run again remains unknown.
"Yeah, I think we're in a good position," said Westbrook to Amick. "I think everybody is still trying to figure...
Charlie Westbrook has been claimed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League, according to a RealGM source.
The Skyforce are the D-League affiliate of the Heat.
Westbrook was in training camp this season with the Heat.
The Atlanta Hawks have recalled guard Jared Cunningham from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League and assigned guard John Jenkins to Bakersfield.
Cunningham appeared in five games for the Jam, all starts, and averaged 15.0 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 34.4 minutes. Cunningham has appeared in one game for the Hawks this season, logging four minutes at Denver...
The Houston Rockets have ramped up trade discussions involving Omer Asik.
The Rockets are looking to move Asik has he and Dwight Howard have proven to be incompatible on the floor together.
The Rockets will target a trade between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19, which would allow the players involved to be traded again before the Feb. 20 deadline.
Sam Amick of USA Today reports that the Rockets...
Rajon Rondo is getting closer to returning from a torn ACL and his future with the Boston Celtics remains uncertain.
Rondo has long been mentioned in trade rumors and is eligible for free agency in 2015.
"Whether he stays in Boston or not who knows," said Rondo's high school coach, Steve Smith of Oak Hill Academy. "I know, talking to Melo (Carmelo Anthony), he...
The Los Angeles Lakers waived Elias Harris last week in a move that saves the team nearly $1.1 million.
Harris was waived shortly before his minimum salary of $490,180 became guaranteed.
Shawne Williams, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly are also Lakers on non-guaranteed deals.
The Miami Heat are in trade discussion as they search for backcourt depth with Dwyane Wade playing on a limited basis.
Wade missed his fifth game of the season on Thursday.
The Heat routinely started Mike Miller in the absence of Wade last season, but they used their amnesty provision upon him to save approximately $17 million in taxes.
Kobe Bryant will not return for Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings, but could be available for Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.
Bryant practiced for the third consecutive day on Thursday and felt improvement in his left ankle.
“I mean, we’ve got to see how it feels (Thursday night)," said. I’m going to try to get another hard session in and then tomorrow...
Alex Murphy has decided to transfer from Duke at the end of the semester. Murphy has averaged 6.6 minutes per game in five of the Blue Devils' nine games this season. Murphy was a four-star recruit in the class of 2011. Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker each average over 30 minutes per game at the position Murphy would play. Murphy figures to be a highly coveted transfer.
Jason Kidd was asked to evaluate himself as Brooklyn Nets' head coach following the team's 113-83 blowout loss to the New York Knicks on Thursday night.
"I think you get evaluated by being whole," Kidd said. "It starts there.
"Once that occurs, then you're evaluated"
Kidd reassigned Lawrence Frank from being the Nets' lead assistant coach...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned center Henry Sims and guard/forward Carrick Felix to the Canton Charge. Sims has appeared in six games for the Cavs this season, averaging 1.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 5.8 minutes per game and Felix has appeared in three games, averaging 1.3 points in 5.0 minutes per game.
The Golden State Warriors have waived center Dewayne Dedmon.
Dedmon, 24, was originally signed as a D-League call-up from the Santa Cruz Warriors on Nov. 18.
The 7’0” center appeared in four games with Golden State, logging a total of six minutes.
During his time with Golden State, Dedmon also appeared in one game with Santa Cruz while on assignment to the D-League club
In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux talks with Sam Amick of USA Today, Larry Coon of CBAFAQ.com, ESPN and HoopsWorld, and Charles Modiano of RealGM.
Sam (@sam_amick) and Daniel discuss the disparity between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference so far, the strong start of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the progress of DeMarcus Cousins.
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Derrick Rose spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
Rose was asked if he could return for the playoffs.
"If I'm healthy and the situation is right - I'm playing," said Rose.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune was told by the Chicago Bulls two weeks ago that the chances of Rose returning...
The seriousness of how Portland treats the Trail Blazers forced Neil Olshey to accelerate his approach in rebuilding the roster.
The Blazers are now 16-3 with the best record in the Western Conference.
"It caught me off guard," Olshey said. "Listen, I had been in this building as a front-office executive, a coach, and I knew how much it meant inside this building with...