Lowe: NBA having real discussions about a postseason play-in tournament

Two specific proposals for a play-in tournament for the NBA playoffs are circulating at the league's highest levels. Here's what it means.

Sources: Kawhi has final say, opts to stay out

Spurs star Kawhi Leonard has been medically cleared to return from a right quad tendinopathy injury, but he has elected against returning to the active roster after consulting with a specialist to get a second opinion, sources told ESPN.

Pelton mail: Which non-Hall of Famer had the best peak?

Kevin Pelton answers questions on injuries to star players, pull-up transition 3s, Tyus Jones and more.

Sources: GSW to hang with D.C. kids, not prez

During their one trip to Washington, D.C., this season, the reigning champion Warriors will spend time with area kids, according to sources, having been uninvited from the customary trip to the White House.

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich would be surprised if Kawhi Leonard returns this season

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich does not sound optimistic about Kawhi Leonard's return for the stretch run.

Dirk on Mavericks allegations: ‘Truly disgusting’

Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said the allegations in a Sports Illustrated report that the franchise has a hostile workplace for women came as “heartbreaking” and “truly disgusting” news.

What version of the Knicks will Kristaps come back to lead?

Kristaps Porzingis' ACL tear was the knockout blow to a lost season in New York. Now, a franchise in flux could look drastically different once the All-Star big man is ready to return.

Hornacek: Knicks have moved on from Noah

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek isn't sure if Joakim Noah will return before the end of the season, noting that the decision would come from team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.

Millsap back at practice, but return uncertain

Paul Millsap is back practicing with the Nuggets, but there's still no timetable for the forward's return to the lineup after left wrist surgery.

Celtics’ Smart: Injury could’ve ended season

Celtics guard Marcus Smart is ready to return from a lacerated hand that doctors say he was lucky to have not injured more extensively.