Grizzlies’ Zach Kleiman wins 2021-22 NBA Executive of the Year — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Grizzlies made Zach Kleiman the NBA’s youngest lead executive when they promoted the 30-year-old in 2019.

Grizzlies’ Zach Kleiman wins 2021-22 NBA Executive of the Year — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

No discipline for Trouba; Crosby evaluated for upper-body injury — ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

The Penguins hold a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 Friday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

No discipline for Trouba; Crosby evaluated for upper-body injury — ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

Grizzlies coach doubles down on Jordan Poole comment — East Bay Times

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins on Wednesday doubled down on his post-Game 3 comment during which he insinuated Jordan Poole intentionally injured Ja Morant, who has since been diagnosed with a bone bruise. “That’s what our medical team and Ja said was when the injury was felt was on that play, so I’m…

Grizzlies coach doubles down on Jordan Poole comment — East Bay Times

Steph Curry is the NBA’s most impactful fourth quarter player right now — East Bay Times

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors were minutes away from a potentially series-shifting loss. Ja Morant, out for Game 4 with knee soreness, wasn’t standing in their way. A 30-point win in Game 3 wasn’t the momentum shifter it seemed to be. With coach Steve Kerr out due to COVID-19, the Warriors were listless. And down…

Steph Curry is the NBA’s most impactful fourth quarter player right now — East Bay Times

Celtics notebook: Al Horford’s inspiration a playoff force for Celtics — Boston Herald

Marcus Smart, whose fire has helped drive the Celtics to their 2-2 series tie with Milwaukee, can appreciate the opposite approach. He appreciates the calm, steadied influence Al Horford has on the Celtics from night to night. “It’s great, especially with me. I’m more energized, a little more sporadic than he is, and he’s always…

Celtics notebook: Al Horford’s inspiration a playoff force for Celtics — Boston Herald

Celtics coach Ime Udoka: ‘Got to teach my guys to flop a little more’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Ime Udoka was most vocal about a single call – referees not assessing a shooting foul when Marcus Smart pulled up from beyond the arc.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka: ‘Got to teach my guys to flop a little more’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Dillon Brooks on play that injured Gary Payton II: ‘If I were to take it back, I would’ — Marin Independent Journal

SAN FRANCISCO — Dillon Brooks would like to put the play that injured Gary Payton II behind him. “It’s in the past,” he said Monday. “I didn’t mean for it to hurt somebody.” 618 more words

Dillon Brooks on play that injured Gary Payton II: ‘If I were to take it back, I would’ — Marin Independent Journal

Sharks lock up two pending UFA’s to two-year contracts — East Bay Times

SAN JOSE — The Sharks locked up two of their biggest pending unrestricted free agents, signing both forward Alexander Barabanov and defenseman Jaycob Megna to two-year contracts. Barabanov’s deal is worth $5 million with an average annual value of $2.5 million. Per a source, the contract contains a $1 million signing bonus for next season…

Sharks lock up two pending UFA’s to two-year contracts — East Bay Times

Antetokounmpo won’t question referees, “I’ve got to pay for diapers.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“How much does it cost if I say something, a comment about the refs? Is it $20,000?”

Antetokounmpo won’t question referees, “I’ve got to pay for diapers.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Hamstrung in initial return, Heat’s Kyle Lowry vows to be better Sunday — Boston Herald

Kyle Lowry was back, and back home. The next step for the Miami Heat point guard and Philadelphia native is getting back to being himself. Sidelined for two weeks with a hamstring strain, Lowry clearly was less than himself in the 99-79 Friday night road loss to the Philadelphia 76ers that trimmed the Heat’s lead…

Hamstrung in initial return, Heat’s Kyle Lowry vows to be better Sunday — Boston Herald

Kidd: Suns will hunt Luka Doncic, “He’s got to participate. He’s got to play defense.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“There’s no secret, they’re gonna put in in every pick-and-roll.”

Kidd: Suns will hunt Luka Doncic, “He’s got to participate. He’s got to play defense.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports