Portland took advantage of the options in the contracts of Anferni Simons and Nassir Little and extended the agreements with the players until 2022.
Point guard Simons (21, 191 cm) played 70 games for the Blazers last season, averaging 8.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
Forward Little (20 years, 196 cm) in his debut season played 48 matches, gaining an average of 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds.
Kawhi Lenard will not play against Dallas
Clippers forward Kawhi Lenard will not play Sunday’s match against Dallas due to a facial injury.
Lenard received an accidental elbow blow from teammate Serge Ibaki during the fourth quarter against the Nuggets (121: 108) on Friday.
The Clippers forward received a cut in the mouth. He had to apply eight stitches.
Russell Westbrook to miss Orlando
Washington rookie Russell Westbrook will miss Sunday’s match against Orlando. Declarer is given rest as the team will play their second match in two days.
The Wizards lost both games at the start of the season, despite Westbrook’s two triple-doubles in a row.
Kevin Love returns to duty after shin injury
Cleveland forward Kevin Love, who missed the first leg of the season with a shin injury, will return to the team’s starting lineup in Saturday’s game against Detroit.
Love has not played since his first preseason match against Indiana, in which he was kicked in the shin. According to the forward, the leg was swollen from the knee to the Achilles tendon.
Love wanted to play against Charlotte on Wednesday, but the team decided that two extra days of rest would be good for him.
James Harden arrives in Portland to face the Blazers tonight
Houston defender James Harden has arrived in Portland and has been cleared to play the Blazers today, according to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarovski. The player ended a four-day quarantine on Friday.
Harden previously violated the NBA’s coronavirus prevention protocol by attending a mass event. Because of this, the player was not allowed to participate in the first meeting of the season against Thunder, which was eventually canceled. The basketball player was fined 50 thousand dollars.
The Texans will be able to play against Portland only 9 basketball players. Due to contacts with those infected with COVID-19, four players will not be included in the application – Eric Gordon, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Mason Jones.
Two more basketball players, Kenyon Martin Jr. and Ben McLemore, are in self-isolation based on coronavirus tests.