Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives the Celtics and Raptors a 42 percent chance of meeting in the playoffs, including a 32.9 percent chance of meeting in the East semifinals. Even as the higher seed, Boston is currently projected as an underdog in that series.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Mavs president Donnie Nelson: "Nerlens [Noel] is really a Tyson Chandler starter kit. I think that's going to work really well for us."
Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer
Veteran point guard Jarrett Jack has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Pelicans, a source confirmed. The Vertical first reported the agreement.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Ben Simmons will not play this season. Bummer.
Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols
Sixers announce Ben Simmons will NOT play this season. Bryan Colangelo says scans have shown bone has not fully healed.