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Bobby Marks ESPN 

Marcus Thornton will have a 10-Day amount of $46,080 but count towards the luxury tax at $83,129. The 10-Day amount will cost the Cavaliers an additional $353K in luxury tax costs. Cleveland now has a tax bill of $50.3M.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart said doctors pulled a shard of glass out the palm of his hand after his frame-punching incident in LA. It barely missed the tendons near his pinky, which would have likely meant season-ending surgery. Said Smart: "Literally the glass was sitting right in between [two tendons]. So [the doctors said], ‘You should go play the lotto or something because you missed your tendons.' They don't understand it."


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

My eyes aren't the greatest. But from what I can see, still no Kawhi Leonard as the Spurs prep to come off the break.


Bobby Marks ESPN 

Article 35A of the NBA Constitution and By-Laws gives the Commissioner broad power to enforce discipline in either a fine or suspension. Any person who gives, makes, issues, authorizes or endorses any statement having, or designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of basketball or of the Association or of a Member of its Team, shall be liable for a fine up to $1M. Mark Cuban will now have 10 days to pay his $600K fine to the NBA for his statements regarding tanking.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek's comments today about Frank Ntilikina's fatigue and occasional knee pain are two of the factors behind Ntilikina not playing a bigger role thus far in his rookie season. Ntilikina's minutes are expected to increase in the Knicks' final 23 games. He's playing 20 MPG thus far.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek talks about Frank Ntilikina adjusting as a PG and says Ntilikina felt significant fatigue at times this season, which is natural for a rookie: