- Dwyane Wade is not playing when Miami hosts Houston on Sunday, one day after the All-Star dislocated his left index finger.
- Knicks center Tyson Chandler will sit out New York’s game against the Hawks to rest up for the playoffs.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves are shutting Kevin Love down for the final two games of the regular season to play it safe while he recovers from a concussion.
- Australian center Andrew Bogut will have arthroscopic ankle surgery next week and miss the London Olympics.
- Guard Lou Williams, the 76ers’ leading scorer (14.9 points per game), will opt out of the final year of his contract at the end of this season and become an unrestricted free agent, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. If he were not to opt out, Williams would be due $6.4 million from the Sixers. Said the source: “He’s indicated that he’s not going to pick up his option. All indications are that he’s going to opt out.” Philadelphia Inquirer
- Mike Bresnahan: Metta World Peace apologized for what he called an “unfortunate” and “unintentional” elbow on Harden. “I hope he’s OK,” he said. Twitter
- Kevin Durant to Lisa Salters on World Peace’s elbow to James Harden: “That’s not a basketball play, man. It’s unfortunate that he hit James like that. Really can’t talk too much about that one, it was tough to see. We’re just going to play. We’re going to play our game. We can’t let that affect us. I’m sure James is alright back in the locker room. We just have to play our brand of basketball.”Sulia
- According to Steve Kerr’s agent Mark Bartelstein, Portland Trail Blazers’ president Larry Miller met with Kerr in San Diego for lunch yesterday, but no offer was made to Kerr to become the team’s next general manager. “There was no offer presented. It wasn’t that kind of a meeting,” Bartelstein told CSNNW.com. “They just met to talk about life and basketball. There’s nothing more to it than two friends getting together for lunch.”CSNNW.com
- Kings executives will entertain trade offers for Tyreke Evans this summer, and they should. Evans remains a major asset. His team remains in a major funk. When a franchise finishes near the conference cellar for six consecutive seasons, the general manager needs to make significant personnel changes, or the franchise needs to change its general manager. Sacramento Bee