The end of the regular season and the playoffs are now very much on the minds of everyone that follows the NBA. The big fear for teams at this late stage of the season is that injuries do not become an issue. Unfortunately, this week’s news and rumors stories have some items that are about just that. There are also rumors about potential moves set to be made this offseason, as well as some chatter about the playoff setup this season. As you will see, not everyone is a fan. There is a lot to get to this week, so let’s jump right in for you to keep making your bets against their NBA odds.
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On the injury front, there is some concerning news coming out of Denver. The Nuggets have been on the move of late and are now up to #4 in the Western Conference, with many looking at them as a potential dark horse in the playoffs. It is going to be interesting to see if they can maintain their current momentum given the news that Jamal Murray is out with a torn ACL. The team has stated that he will be out indefinitely, but given how these types of injuries have played out in the past, the fear has to be that he is done for the year.
In more positive news, it was a big night in the NBA on Monday, with Steph Curry having another big night. The Golden State Warriors star dropped 53 points in a win over the Denver Nuggets. We have seen Curry have these types of games quite often in the past, but this one is a little extra special because it now means that he is the franchise leader in points, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night. When Curry scored the points that put him ahead, the game stopped for a moment so that his teammates could congratulate him on the feat. Very well deserved.
Tensions are already running high in Minnesota, but things have become worse after the police shooting earlier in the week. After the events unfolded, the Monday night game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Brooklyn Nets. That game has been moved to Tuesday afternoon, with the league announcing that there will be no fans in attendance for the makeup game. For now, this is the only change to the T-Wolves schedule, but this is an unfolding story that we will certainly be keeping an eye on.
With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror, it is strange to heat about potential moves that may be coming, but there is one that is making headlines. Dennis Schroder is having a good year with the LA Lakers, but he just turned down a 4-year extension worth $80 million, prompting many to believe that he will be on the move this offseason. If that is indeed the case, then one suitor already appears to have made themselves know, with the New York Knicks allegedly in the market to land Schroder. This all remains nothing but rumor for now and will stay that way until the offseason.