McCollum has knee strain; to sit at least a week
CJ McCollum has avoided a serious knee injury, having been diagnosed with a popliteus strain in his left knee.
Sources: Lakers, Melo press pause on deal talks
The Lakers and free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony are pumping the brakes on a possible deal, with the team struggling in its pursuit of a postseason berth.
Report: NBA formally proposes age limit of 18
Reducing the NBA's draft-eligible age requirement from 19 to 18 is one step closer after the league formally proposed the rule change to the players' union, USA Today reported.
Sources: Meeks, Raptors agree on 10-day deal
Jodie Meeks, who has been out of the NBA since serving a 25-game suspension for violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, agreed to a 10-day deal with the Raptors, sources told ESPN.
Pelicans part with GM, turn to Ferry in interim
Dell Demps is out as Pelicans GM and will be replaced in the interim by Danny Ferry.
Kanter picks Blazers over Lakers, other suitors
Veteran center Enes Kanter, who was released by the Knicks last week after averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds this season, has signed with the Trail Blazers.
Free agent Ellington clears waivers, joins Pistons
Guard Wayne Ellington, who was waived by Phoenix after the Suns acquired him in a trade with Miami, signed a free-agent deal with the Pistons.
Sources: Ellington close to signing with Pistons
Guard Wayne Ellington, who was waived by Phoenix after the Suns acquired him in a trade with Miami, is near an agreement to sign with Detroit, sources tell ESPN.
Pelicans decide to play Davis for rest of season
After the trade deadline passed Thursday, Pelicans GM Dell Demps announced that star center Anthony Davis will play the rest of the 2018-19 season rather than be shut down.
Sixers ship former No. 1 pick Fultz to Magic
The Magic have acquired 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz from the 76ers for Jonathon Simmons and two draft picks.