Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) flew home to Boston on Tuesday night. He's out vs. Magic tonight and team will monitor his status moving forward.
Marc J. Spears The Undefeated
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant have been selected as co-recipients of the 2016 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year award.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Rick Carlisle on Kings C DeMarcus Cousins: "He's as big of a matchup problem at the center position as I've seen in some time. Just because now he effectively shoots 3s, he's a beast on the inside, he can shoot midrange and he's a great passer and an unselfish player. ... There are many, many challenges. He's virtually impossible to guard one-on-one in the post, and I've never seen a center drive the ball like that." The Mavs face Cousins' Kings on Wednesday.
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
There are certainly some question marks, but I think it's fair to say that the roster Phil Jackson put together looks promising after 21 games. The Knicks are three games over .500 for the first time since 2012-13 and have won nine of 12.