Porzingis suffered the strain on Nov. 24 and will miss his fourth straight game tonight. So far, no setbacks in his recovery and hope is that continues and allows for return this week. He’s averaging 18.9 points and 6.7 rebounds this season.
ESPN Sources: There’s optimism Boston Celtics C Kristaps Porzingis (calf strain) will return to lineup this week. Porzingis is out for In Season Tourney quarters vs. Indiana Monday, but there’s increasing confidence he’ll be back in Vegas for IST Final 4 should Celtics advance.
Lakers guard Austin Reaves and his reps have renegotiated an extension with Chinese sportswear brand Rigorer that makes Reaves a part owner in the company, sources say. Reaves debuts two new color ways in his new signature shoe line at Rigorer, the AR 1, releasing on Friday.
The Memphis Grizzlies are signing guard Jaylen Nowell to a second 10-day contract, sources tell ESPN. The NBA awarded the Grizzlies an additional hardship exception that allows them to bring back Nowell on another short deal.