Latest NBA news from

Simmons (knee) exits win early, listed day-to-day
Brooklyn swingman Ben Simmons left Monday's 109-102 home victory over the Orlando Magic because of left knee soreneness, and will be listed as day-to-day as the Nets assess his progress, coach Jacque Vaughn said.[read more]

Sources: Optimism KAT avoided substantial injury
Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns suffered a noncontact injury Monday night in Washington and had to be helped off the court.[read more]

Siakam has 18 in return to help Raps beat Cavs
Pascal Siakam scored 18 points in Monday's win after missing the past 10 games due to a strained right adductor.[read more]

Sources: Mavs to sign Kemba to boost backcourt
The Mavericks intend to sign veteran guard Kemba Walker to address their glaring need for another creator in Luka Doncic's supporting cast, sources confirmed to ESPN.[read more]

Embiid returns with 30 points, winner for 76ers
Joel Embiid hit the game-winning shot and made a game-saving steal for Philadelphia in his return Monday night from a foot sprain.[read more]

Ham: Lakers' late collapse vs. Pacers 'on me'
Darvin Ham took the blame after the Lakers failed to protect a 17-point lead with less than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on Monday.[read more]

These stats put Zion's first 100 NBA games in an elite group
It's taken nearly three years, but Zion Williamson has finally racked up 100 career NBA games. And the numbers have been mind-boggling.[read more]

Deal or no deal? Updates on the trade that could save the Lakers' season
Dave McMenamin sheds light on the on-again, off-again trade talks and the looming impact of moving picks and players such as Russell Westbrook, Myles Turner and Buddy Hield.[read more]

Durant laughed while being guarded in Nets-Magic game
Durant was visibly amused when Kevon Harris got too close while defending him -- and ended up scoring on the play.[read more]

Five things to watch this week: Warriors, Lakers back on track?
Snellings points out the top things to watch, including the the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers.[read more]