Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced today. Conley becomes the first Grizzlies player to receive the honor.
? Bobcats center Al Jefferson is expected to play despite dealing with a strained left plantar fascia. Jefferson wore a protective boot before the morning shootaround. The training staff has kept him off his feet since Sunday's Game 1 loss.
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sat on the scorer's table at Oracle Arena on Wednesday morning. He gazed around the building and tried to envision what it will look and sound like when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night.
Rob Gronkowski reportedly plans to take it slow in his return to the New England Patriots after knee surgery. Don't be surprised if the tight end starts next season on the physically unable to perform list.
As the Braves attempt to continue their early success, they can only hope that their stellar pitching staff finds a way to keep Reds rookie outfielder Billy Hamilton off the basepaths during this weekend's three-game series at Turner Field. Ervin Santana is first up for Atlanta.
The Braves and Marlins have decided to give Alex Wood and Jose Fernandez a couple extra days of rest coming off the impressive pitchers' duel the two young hurlers waged at Turner Field on Tuesday night. Consequently, Wood and Fernandez are currently slated to oppose each other again on Tuesday in Miami.