Ahead of tonight’s Inside the NBA and game action on TNT, here’s what you need to know from the world of the NBA in the past seven days.
Raptors forward and former NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will face the Spurs in San Antonio for the first time since forcing his way out from the franchise. All-time Raptor DeMar DeRozan hosts his former team as a member of the Spurs (8:00 PM ET, TNT).
Kawhi Leonard on playing the Spurs – "It's going to be fun." pic.twitter.com/as45hWNCah
— Raptors Republic (@raptorsrepublic) January 2, 2019
— News 4 San Antonio (@News4SA) January 3, 2019
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) January 3, 2019
DeRozan will forever be known as the greatest Raptor pic.twitter.com/PP6UOwNqwg
— Sandro Rubin (@Insider6ix) January 2, 2019
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) practiced today as he continues his return and looks to make his Golden State debut. The New York Times’ Marc Stein also says he hears Cousins may re-sign with the Warriors again this offseason.
Steve Kerr said DeMarcus Cousins practiced today, but no update on his progress pic.twitter.com/TKlG6QLZ7v
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 2, 2019
The Grizzlies reportedly had a physical altercation in their locker room as the team’s recent struggles continue.
The Memphis Grizzlies' emotional team meeting after loss to Detroit tonight turned physical in an altercation between veterans Garrett Temple and Omri Casspi in locker room, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 3, 2019
Sixers big man Joel Embiid puts up 30 points and 14 rebounds against the Suns—in the first half. Embiid ended the game with 42 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, three steals, and two blocks.
— NBA (@NBA) January 3, 2019