NBA Player News
|2/27/2017||Brandon Jennings, NY, PG|
|The Knicks are set to waive Jennings and plan to sign guard Chasson Randle.
Analysis: Jennings has averaged 8.6 points and a team-high 4.9 assists in 58 games, mostly as the backup to Derrick Rose. But the Knicks are again focusing more on the triangle offense, which isn't Jennings' strength. Look for him to sign with a contender once he clears waivers.
|2/27/2017||Chasson Randle, NY, PG|
|The Knicks plan to sign Randle after waiving Brandon Jennings.
Analysis: Randle was cut by the Knicks in preseason and went on to play eight games with the Philadelphia 76ers. He probably won't play a ton, but New York clearly thinks he's worth another look.
|2/27/2017||Blake Griffin, LAC, F-C|
|Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and added 10 rebounds and five assists as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 124-121 in overtime.
Analysis: Griffin is averaging 24.6 points and shooting 50.7 percent - including 10 of 22 from 3 - since returning from the injury that cost him five weeks. ''He's played like he's on a mission,'' teammate J.J. Redick said. ''I don't know what that mission is, but he's been dominant. That's as good as I've seen him play.''
|2/27/2017||J.J. Redick, LAC, SG|
|Redick scored 22 points Sunday as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 124-121 in overtime.
Analysis: Redick went 9 of 16 from the field, hopefully a sign he's emerging from a slump that saw him shoot 32.9 percent over his previous eight games.
|2/27/2017||DeAndre Jordan, LAC, C|
|Jordan had 20 points and 19 rebounds Sunday as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 124-121 in overtime.
Analysis: Jordan's stats have taken a bit of a hit since Blake Griffin came back, but he's still very capable of pulling down nearly 20 rebounds on a given night.
|2/27/2017||Chris Paul, LAC, PG|
|Paul, in his second game back from a thumb injury, had 15 points, 17 assists, nine rebounds and no turnovers in 41 minutes Sunday as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 124-121 in overtime.
Analysis: Paul reported no ill effects after playing 33 minutes in his first game back Friday from a torn thumb ligament. ''He came out great. (But) you can see there are things he needs to work on,'' coach Doc Rivers said before the game.
|2/27/2017||Kemba Walker, Cha, PG|
|Walker had 34 points but just two assists in the Hornets' 124-121 overtime loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Analysis: Walker has averaged 26.6 points in his last five games - hitting 18 of 35 from 3- but the Hornets have lost four of those as they continue to struggle.
|2/27/2017||Nicolas Batum, Cha, G-F|
|Batum had 31 points and was 8 of 13 on 3-pointers in the Hornets' 124-121 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Analysis: Batum had been in a terrible slump in his last three games, shooting 30.2 percent overall and hitting 4 of 20 3s.
|2/27/2017||Jeremy Lamb, Cha, G-F|
|Lamb had a solid game off the bench with 19 points and six rebounds in the Hornets' 124-121 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Analysis: ''He did a good job,'' coach Steve Clifford said. ''He was on the attack, got the ball going to the basket and made a huge shot at the end. He played well.'' There are still signs of Lamb being a solid rotation player, but there's one problem - he can't shoot.
|2/27/2017||Andrew Bogut, Phi, C|
|Bogut was waived by Philadelphia on Monday, four days after he was acquired in a trade. The 76ers obtained Bogut in a Thursday deal that sent Nerlens Noel to the Mavericks in exchange for Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected 2017 first-round draft pick.
Analysis: The Cavaliers are the most likely team to sign Bogut, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, although it is not a certainty. The Rockets, Spurs and Celtics also might try to sign him. Bogut has played in just 26 games this season, including 21 starts. He is averaging 3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes.
|2/27/2017||Luis Scola, Bkn, F-C|
|The Nets waived Scola on Monday.
Analysis: He appeared in 36 games this season, averaging 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.8 minutes.
|2/27/2017||José Calderón, LAL, PG|
|The Lakers waived Calderon, who is expected to sign with the Warriors. The Lakers agreed to a buyout of Calderon's contract and then released him Monday. If Calderon clears waivers, he will be free to sign with any team, and multiple media outlets report that Calderon will sign with the Warriors, probably Wednesday.
Analysis: He played just 24 games with the Lakers this season after being acquired from the Bulls in July. Calderon made 11 starts during his short tenure and averaged 3.3 points, 2.1 assists and 1.7 rebounds.
|2/27/2017||Michael Beasley, Mil, F|
|Beasley injured his left knee in a frightening scene during the first quarter Monday against the Cavaliers. Beasley's left leg buckled grotesquely as he tried to defend LeBron James near the baseline. Beasley crumpled to the floor under the basket before getting up and hopping to midcourt. He was met there by two teammates, who assisted him to the locker room. The Bucks said Beasley sprained the knee and would not return.
Analysis: He scored 11 points in eight minutes before getting hurt. Beasley came into the game averaging 19 points in the previous four contests.
|2/27/2017||Carmelo Anthony, NY, F|
|Anthony scored 24 points Monday but it came on 9-of-26 shooting as the New York Knicks fell to the Toronto Raptors 92-91.
Analysis: Anthony averaged 28.4 points and shot 52 percent over the previous seven games.
|2/27/2017||Courtney Lee, NY, G-F|
|Lee scored 16 points Monday, going 6 of 10 from the field, as the New York Knicks lost to the Toronto Raptors 92-91. Lee went 3 for 4 from 3-point range and added two blocks and five steals.
Analysis: He's averaging 15 points and shooting 55.6 percent overall and 12 of 21 from 3-point range over the last five games.
|2/27/2017||Lance Thomas, NY, G-F|
|Thomas scored 12 points Monday, going 3 of 4 from the field, as the New York Knicks lost to the Toronto Raptors 92-91. Thomas grabbed six rebounds and went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.|
|2/27/2017||Zaza Pachulia, GS, C|
|Zaza Pachulia scored 16 points Monday on 5-of-5 shooting as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 119-108. Pachulia pulled down five rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 14:30 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.|
|2/27/2017||Derrick Rose, NY, PG|
|Rose scored 16 points Monday on 5-of-12 shooting as the New York Knicks fell to the Toronto Raptors 92-91. Rose grabbed six rebounds and had four assists and two steals.
Analysis: He's averaging 17.6 points, 4.6 assists and 4.4 boards over the last seven games while shooting 52 percent.
|2/27/2017||David West, GS, PF|
|David West scored four points Monday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Golden State Warriors topped the Philadelphia 76ers 119-108. West grabbed one rebound and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 12:35 on the floor. He added one block.|
|2/27/2017||Andre Iguodala, GS, G-F|
|Andre Iguodala scored two points Monday on 1-of-2 shooting as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 119-108. Iguodala pulled down 10 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +19 in his 28:24 on the floor. He added one block and three steals.|
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