Danny Green reportedly near buyout with Rockets, will sign with Cavaliers White scores 23, shorthanded Celtics roll past Grizzlies 119-109 Zion Williamson re-aggravates hamstring injury, out weeks after All-Star break 12-year-old Lakers fan sitting next to LeBron reminder of joy of sports Buyout market update: Terrence Ross to sign with Suns, Reggie Jackson with Nuggets
The young Cavaliers are adding a bit of veteran depth to what they hope will be a serious playoff run.
Houston Rockets received Danny Green in a three-team deal that sent Eric Gordon Clippers (and Luke Kennard to the Grizzlies), but Green has always been a likely buyout candidate because he doesn’t fit into Houston’s recovery schedule. The Rockets and Green are close to the deal, and he is expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Three-time champion Danny Green is close to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agent/attorney Raymond Brothers of @RocNationSports reports ESPN. The Cavs could offer Green a significant opportunity to influence a playoff team. pic.twitter.com/hU3zkDhWYG
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 12, 2023
Bye Isaac Okoro Playing better lately, the Cavaliers still need help in three, the only position they don’t have a current or former All-Star starter. Green, a three-time NBA champion, can help with this role in limited minutes and bring a veteran presence to the locker room along with Kevin Love.
The Celtics, Suns, and Lakers also pressed for Green, but the Cavaliers had the most playing time to offer. All this should become official in the coming days.
BOSTON – Derrick White scored 23 points to help the shorthanded Boston team hold on I am Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies 119–109 on Sunday.
Sam Houser added 20 points, setting a career high with six 3-pointers, Al Horford scored 16 points and Payton Pritchard 12 for Boston, who won their fourth in a row. Celtics star Jason Tatum didn’t show his sharpest game, finishing with 16 points but shooting 3 of 16 and missing 7 of 8 3-point attempts.
Highlights: The Celtics got another win and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119–109.
Submitted by: @T-Mobile pic.twitter.com/kT2UgEg4BQ
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) February 12, 2023
Morant led the Grizzlies with 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Desmond Bain scored 18 and The Jackson Jr. scored 15 points and seven rebounds.
Boston left without a starting point guard Marcus Smartwho missed his 10th consecutive time due to a bruised right ankle bone, as well as a striker Jaylen Brown (he received a fracture of the face from an accidental elbow strike by Tatum (and a backup defender Malcolm Brogdon (sick Achilles).
The Celtics clung to a one-point lead early in the final quarter before White scored six points—with a traditional 3-pointer and a 3-pointer from the right flank—on a 16-7 spurt that gave them a 104-94 lead. just over four minutes before the game.
Horford hit three three-pointers in the last five minutes.
absolutely CLUTCH Al Horford ❗❗❗ pic.twitter.com/S9fMbGwNU1
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) February 12, 2023
Trailing by 13 at halftime, the Grizzlies used Morant’s 13-point third quarter, which featured one-handed baskets, lane rolls, and spinning shots, to close the deficit, briefly taking the lead at the end of the third quarter.
The Grizzlies’ road struggle continued, dropping them to 11–17 away from home.
– How to fix it? said coach Taylor Jenkins before the game. “Of course it has to be the mentality, obviously you trust all the work you do. Together, the guys should be even more confident on the road. We know what our standard is, and that’s the point, and we don’t live up to that standard on the road.”
It will be a lot longer—weeks after the All-Star break—before we can see the New Orleans Pelicans in full force again.
Zion Williamson will be out for so long after the re-aggravation of the hamstring injury that has ruled him out since January 2, This was announced to journalists on Sunday by general manager David Griffin. before the Pelicans took to the court. While he didn’t set a hard timeline, he said it would be weeks before he returned and Zion would be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.
Zion was already set to miss the All-Star Game next weekend and was replaced in the starting lineup (fans voted for him).
When he was healthy, Zion played at the All-NBA level, averaging 26 points per game on 60.2% shooting, and the Pelicans were 8.5 points per 100 possessions better when he was on the court. However, “when he’s healthy” was a big part of the equation as he only played 29 games this season.
The Grizzlies struggled to score and dropped to seventh in the West when both Zion and Brandon Ingram dropped out after losing 10 in a row at the same venue, but have recently won three in a row and seem to be getting back in shape. This news is definitely a setback.
Sometimes, especially before a trade deadline, we can get immersed in the mechanics of the NBA — team building, transactions, and what the team did or didn’t do in the deadline to make it to the playoffs. Other times we get caught up in debates about X and O or load management and focus on the negatives of what our team or a particular player can’t do. We’re talking about the league impact of ABC’s Saturday show. LeBron James And Stephen Curry in street clothes (both due to legal injuries).
Sometimes we lose the childish joy of being a fan, loving the game and the players.
Enter 12-year-old Gaia, who was just happy to sit next to LeBron on Saturday at the Chase Center.
This young fan’s reaction to being seated next to LeBron 🤣❤️ pic.twitter.com/z2Jpk1aerk
— NBA (@NBA) February 12, 2023
When asked about it during the broadcast, Gaia said, “When I looked up, I saw LeBron James and what goes on in my head is like, ‘Oh my God.’ Sitting next to me is the greatest basketball player of all time.” glad to be there.
After the game, LeBron spoke to her and took some pictures and then said on his Instagram story that this is why he loves to play the game.
“That’s why I love what I do! 🙏🏿🤎👑”
LeBron James on his IG story pic.twitter.com/4XXJ1a1COq
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 12, 2023
Sometimes just take a step back and just enjoy the game, the moment, the best players in the world excelling at the game we love.