Paul George’s injury has left the Pacers scrambling.
They might no longer be good enough to make the playoffs, even in the Eastern Conference. But Roy Hibbert, David West and George Hill are solid – and the East was that bad last season. The Pacers should round out their roster and give themselves a chance to make the postseason if everything comes together.
So, Indiana has found another wing who can help with George out – Chris Singleton.
David Pick of Eurobasket.com:
NBA free agent Chris Singleton, I'm told, has committed to deal with the Indiana Pacers.
In three seasons with the Wizards – they didn’t pick of the fourth-year option of the former No. 18 pick – Singleton has played decent defense, though fouled too much. He’s a poor shooter who doesn’t do much with the ball in his hands.
C.J. Watson will back up Hill, and Rodney Stuckey can play third point guard. At this point, wing depth – which Singleton provides – was more important than having Sloan as the designated No. 3 point guard.
Kobe Bryant with spin move around LeBron James (VIDEO)
Just another magical day in the Valley of the Sun, where clearly Jeff Hornacek was the problem….
During an early timeout in the Suns’ game at Golden State, Markieff Morris tried to explain something to Archie Goodwin, who is seated. This conversation gets heated quickly, and teammates eventually have to step in and separate the two teammates.
The Suns have shopped Morris around as the trade deadline approaches, this isn’t going to help his value.
We should find out more about what happened after the game ends, although I’m sure both sides will play it down as “nothing.”
Kawhi Leonard drains game winner to beat Orlando (VIDEO)
This is how much Gregg Popovich trusts Kawhi Leonard on offense now: Tie game with 13.3 seconds remaining, and the play design is a 1-4 flat isolation for Leonard. It’s the kind of play teams will call for LeBron James or Kevin Durant. Popovich just called it for Leonard.
And he was rewarded with a game-winning bucket.
Leonard finished with 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 21, and the Spurs head into the All-Star break with a 45-8 record, on pace to win 70 games this season. And that still would only get them a two seed.
Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers shoulder dislocation, leaves game
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had been back just six games after suffering a torn labrum in the preseason that required surgery. The Hornets had won four of those six, were playing improved defense, and looked like a potential playoff team in the East.
INJURY UPDATE: @hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has suffered a dislocated right shoulder. #CHAatIND