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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story going online now: The Lakers and veteran guard Jose Calderon are exploring their buyout options, ESPN has learned.

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The NBA champs were a mess in January. How one phone call from LeBron to Tyronn Lue might've changed everything: es.pn/2lHoYoj

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) will not play this evening against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Cavaliers: 8-1 in February (best in NBA over span)..LeBron James (CLE): 26.1 PPG, 11.1 APG, 63.4 FG pct in nine February games....

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...James is on pace to be the first player in NBA history to post at least 26 PPG/11 APG/60 FG pct/ 50 3-point FG pct in a month #elias

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls say Michael Carter-Williams (patellar tendinitis) did not make the trip to Cleveland and will not play tonight. Paul Zipser (left ankle tendinitis) remains out. Cam Payne (flu) is available to play.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins, when asked Saturday morning if he feels pressure to make the playoffs given the expectations put on the new-look Pelicans: "I don't understand the expectations. It's a big move, it's a big change for this team. To say it's pressure? Not really. But my goal is to make the playoffs. That's my main focus. I want to correct these mistakes, get this chemistry flowing as quick as possible. Realistically, for there to be expectations, I don't really understand it."

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has now met the 58 games needed to qualify for final statistical leaderboards so his triple-double average would be official were Westbrook to sit out the Oklahoma City Thunder's remaining 24 games.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

E'Twaun Moore (personal) and Omer Asik (illness) both now listed as out tonight in Dallas.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley is questionable for the Wolves game with left groin tightness. Beverley first suffered the injury against Miami on Feb 15. If Beverley doesn't play the Rockets could start Eric Gordon or newly acquired guard Lou Williams.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans have officially waived Omri Casspi.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James is questionable for tonight. He missed shootaround this morning with an illness. Richard Jefferson went through shootaround with the starters.