[Charania] The NBA announced the Dallas Mavericks’ allegations in SI story “runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA … completely unacceptable” and league plans to “closely monitor” team’s independent investigation.
[MacMahon] Krutoy Law is firm hired to conduct investigation into sexual misconduct in Mavs organization detailed in @SInow report. Evan Krutoy spent 20+ years as prosecutor in Manhattan District Attorney's Office, including stint as acting deputy bureau chief of sex crimes unit.
Giannis addresses his knee issues: 'I play too much. This summer I had no time to rest. After the playoffs I went straight to the gym. I didn't have any rest, and that's how the situation deteriorated.'
[Begley] Jeff Hornacek on Joakim Noah: “We’ve moved on. I think maybe he’s ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else.” He indicated there is no immediate plan for Noah to return to the team. He wasn’t sure if Noah will continue to be away for the rest of the season.
[Wojnarowski] Charlotte unlikely to bring back GM Rich Cho on a new contract next season, expected to pursue former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak to partner in front office with assistant GM Buzz Peterson.
[Isaiah Thomas] I been thru hell and back this past year but only thing I’ve always known was to keep it pushing and keep going. Only thing that can stop YOU is YOU no matter what they throw at you.
[Price] Harrison Barnes invited 150 kids to see Black Panther tonight at Studio Movie Grill in Dallas. Barnes said: "I was going to go see it anyway. So why not invite 100 kids, get a theater and we can all watch it together."