Devin Booker Could Be Out 'Another Week' Due To Hamstring Injury

Devin Booker Could Be Out 'Another Week' Due To Hamstring Injury

Devin Booker suffered a hamstring injury during Friday night's game against the Denver Nuggets.

Monty Williams said that Booker was currently day-to-day.

"We're really not sure. What I've been told is it could be day-to-day. Depending on how he feels, it could be another week," said Williams.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/261293/Devin-Booker-Could-Be-Out-Another-Week-Due-To-Hamstring-Injury

James Borrego Says LaMelo Ball Turnovers 'Ain't Gonna Cut It For Me'

James Borrego Says LaMelo Ball Turnovers 'Ain't Gonna Cut It For Me'

James Borrego explained his decision to play LaMelo Ball just 16 minutes on Friday night, citing his turnovers.

"If you're turning the ball over five times in 16 minutes, that ain't gonna cut it for me. If you're doing that on the offensive end, you better be bringing something defensively," said Borrego following their 123-110 loss to the Bulls.

Ball finished the game with 7 points and 2 assists.

Ball, who said he was "rushing a lot of stuff," agreed that he had struggled the last two games.

"Last two games, I don't think I've been doing real well. I'm going to try to amp it up a little next game."

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/261292/James-Borrego-Says-LaMelo-Ball-Turnovers-Aint-Gonna-Cut-It-For-Me

Kings Looking To Build Around De'Aaron Fox, Likely To Explore Nemanja Bjelica Trades

Kings Looking To Build Around De'Aaron Fox, Likely To Explore Nemanja Bjelica Trades

The Sacramento Kings have benched Nemanja Bjelica as they look to build around De'Aaron Fox, sources told Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee.

Bjelica has not played in the last six games after discussions surrounding his playing time.

The team has cited personal issues for his absence, though sources around Bjelica say he has no issues.

The Kings explored trading Bjelica around the draft, looking to add players who fit Fox's timeline.

The Sacramento Bee adds that the team is likely to continue to explore trades for Bjelica.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/261290/Kings-Looking-To-Build-Around-DeAaron-Fox-Likely-To-Explore-Nemanja-Bjelica-Trades

USA Basketball Sends Out 60 Invites For 2021 Olympic Team Player Pool

USA Basketball Sends Out 60 Invites For 2021 Olympic Team Player Pool

USA Basketball sent out around 60 invites to players expressing interest in joining the 2021 Olympic team player pool, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The invites include the league's biggest names.

Team USA could be without key players who advance to the NBA Finals, with the Olympics currently scheduled for July.

Wojnarowski adds that the list includes Bam Adebayo and Christian Wood at the center position.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/261289/USA-Basketball-Sends-Out-60-Invites-For-2021-Olympic-Team-Player-Pool

Steve Nash After Two Losses To Cavs: Nets Need To 'Dig Deeper' On Defense

Steve Nash After Two Losses To Cavs: Nets Need To 'Dig Deeper' On Defense

Steve Nash said that the Brooklyn Nets need to play harder on defense following two consecutive losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Nets gave up 134 total points in the paint in their two losses to the Cavs, the most allowed in back-to-back games over the last 25 years, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

"We just need to find a way to play harder. Dig deeper. We are not a defensive roster.

"We have to take more pride, contest more shots, fight, scrap, claw, and that's what I think is missing as much as anything schematic that we're breaking down," said Nash after the game.

Nash added that the team has to look inward for defensive growth as opposed to roster additions.

DeAndre Jordan said that the Nets will learn from the recent losses.

"Rome wasn't built in a day. Championship teams weren't built in a day. They've gone through struggles. So we've got to be able to take this on the chin and learn from it and ultimately come back and respond tomorrow and for the rest of the season."

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/261287/Steve-Nash-After-Two-Losses-To-Cavs-Nets-Need-To-Dig-Deeper-On-Defense

NBA Rescinds Draymond Green Technical Foul

NBA Rescinds Draymond Green Technical Foul

Draymond Green's second technical foul from Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks was rescinded by the league.

Second-year official John Butler thought that Green was yelling at him late in the second quarter, giving Green his second technical and ejecting him from the game.

Green, instead, was yelling at James Wiseman.

The game's crew chief Ben Taylor admitted Butler's mistake at halftime.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/261285/NBA-Rescinds-Draymond-Green-Technical-Foul

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