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Okaro White was recalled from the D-League on Tuesday.


The Heat sent White to the D-League to allow him to participate in the D-League All-Star Game over the weekend, but he'll now return to Miami in advance of Friday's game in Atlanta. In 14 games for the Heat this season, White is averaging 4.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game.

Briante Weber's second 10-day contract with the Warriors expired Tuesday and the point guard won't be re-signed by the team for the remainder of the season, Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated reports.


Weber had a number of teams interested in his services when D-League players became eligible to sign 10-day contracts with NBA clubs a few weeks earlier, but the 24-year-old settled on the Warriors with the hope of contending for a title. While he made five appearances over the course of his two 10-day deals, Weber only averaged 1.6 points and shot 30 percent from the field in 8.2 minutes per game, and apparently didn't do enough in practices either to prove himself deserving of being signed for the rest of the season. He'll likely now stick with the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce before potentially latching on with another NBA team as a depth option in the backcourt.

Kyle Wiltjer was assigned to the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.


Wiltjer was promoted to the Rockets in advance of their final game before the All-Star break Feb. 15 against the Heat, but the undrafted rookie out of Gonzaga failed to see the floor. Since Wiltjer was unlikely to crack the big club's rotation coming out of the break, he'll report back to Rio Grande Valley in search of regular playing time. He's been one of the Vipers' top scoring options this season with an average of 20.1 points per game.

Chinanu Onuaku was assigned to the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.


Onuaku and Kyle Wiltjer were both recalled from the D-League prior to the Rockets' final game before the All-Star break Feb. 15 against the Heat, but neither player saw the floor in the contest. The duo will now head back to Rio Grande Valley in search of more regular run. Onuaku ranks fifth in the D-League in rebounds per game (10.5) and second in field-goal percentage (65.8%) on the season.

Chris Paul (LAC)

Chris Paul has reached a verbal agreement with the Clippers to re-sign with the team on a new long-term contract this summer, Tim Daniels of Bleacher Report reports.


While the Clippers could be at risk of losing Blake Griffin in free agency this summer, it appears the team will be able to keep their other star in the fold. Paul carries a $24.2 million player option for the 2017-18, but he's expected to decline the option and take advantage of the likely league-wide salary-cap increase, which will be determined once the new collective bargaining agreement goes into effect during the offseason. The terms of Paul's reported deal with the Clippers aren't known and won't be official until he puts pen to paper in July, but he's expected to earn more than $200 million with the new contract.

Joel Bolomboy was recalled from the D-League's Salt Lake City Stars on Tuesday.


Bolomboy was recently sent back to the Stars for his 14th assignment of the season, with the latest stint including an appearance in the D-League All-Star Game. He'll likely resume practicing with the Jazz before they return to action Friday against the Bucks, but expect him to head back to the Stars in the near future.

Tiago Splitter (Atl)

Tiago Splitter (hip, calf) has been doing increased work in his rehabilitation lately and could return to action at some point after the All-Star break, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.


It doesn't appear that Splitter is on the cusp of returning to full practices, but this update nonetheless qualifies as good news for the center, who has been sidelined all season with the injuries. Splitter will give the Hawks some added depth at center once he returns to game action, but after averaging only 16.1 minutes per game when he was healthy last season, he's not a player who needs to be stashed in most formats.

Matt Barnes (Sac)

Matt Barnes is expected to be waived by the Kings, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.


With the Kings taking back three players (Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and Langston Galloway) and trading away two (DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi) is a blockbuster trade Sunday, Sacramento needed to drop a player from their roster to facilitate the new additions. The decision to get rid of Barnes is a surprising one, given the team's lack of depth at forward along with the fact that he had been in the midst of his best run of production on the season. The 36-year-old Barnes, who is averaging 10.9 points (on 45.6% shooting), 9.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 three-pointers in 31.6 minutes per game over eight February appearances, could attract interest from contending clubs looking for veteran depth on the wing.

Johnny O'Bryant's second 10-day contract with the Nuggets expired Friday, Chris Reichert of The Step Back reports.


Rather than signing O'Bryant for the rest of the season, the Nuggets elected to let the forward head back to the D-League ranks. O'Bryant, who suited up for the Northern Arizona Suns in the D-League All-Star Game, could get another look from an NBA team in the final two months of the season.

Kyrie Irving (Cle)

Kyrie Irving tallied 22 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt), 14 assists, seven rebounds and three steals across 22 minutes in the Eastern Conference's 192-182 loss to the Western Conference in Sunday's All-Star Game.


In a game where defense was essentially optional, Irving was able to have his way throughout the evening, leading the Eastern Conference in both assists and boards. The point guard is averaging a career-best 24.4 points per game on the season and doesn't figure to see his scoring take much of a hit after the break, especially with Kevin Love (knee) likely out until late March or early April.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil)

Giannis Antetokounmpo submitted 30 points (14-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block across 23 minutes in the Eastern Conference's 192-182 loss to the Western Conference in Sunday's All-Star Game.


The up-tempo, dunk-happy nature of the exhibition game played to the strengths of Antetokounmpo, whose speed and length made him a go-to finisher on fast breaks. It was an excellent All-Star debut for the 22-year-old, who will now turn his focus back to aiding the Bucks to a playoff berth. He's averaging career highs across the board this season with 23.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.8 steals in 35.4 minutes per game.

Kevin Durant (GS)

Kevin Durant posted 21 points (9-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals across 27 minutes in the Western Conference's 192-182 win over the Eastern Conference in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.


Durant didn't let his deteriorating off-court relationship with former teammate Russell Westbrook affect his performance in the exhibition, as the pair connected on an alley-oop dunk in the first quarter. The Warriors forward would go on to fill up the stat sheet, but he never had a serious case for MVP honors with Anthony Davis scoring a All-Star Game record 52 points.

Russell Westbrook (OKC)

Russell Westbrook tallied 41 points (16-26 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and one steal across 20 minutes in the Western Conference's 192-182 win over the Eastern Conference on Sunday.


Much was made prior to the All-Star Game about the frosty relationship between Kevin Durant and Westbrook, but the former teammates didn't let any friction between them affect their on-court performance. Westbrook, who was seeking his third straight All-Star Game MVP, would have normally had a worthy case for those honors, but Anthony Davis' 52-point outing ended Westbrook's bid.

Anthony Davis (NO)

Anthony Davis scored 52 points (26-39 FG, 0-4 3Pt), 10 rebounds and two steals across 32 minutes to lead the Western Conference All-Stars to a 192-182 win over the Eastern Conference on Sunday.


Davis put on a show while playing on his home floor at the Smoothie King Center, establishing new All-Star Game records with 39 shot attempts and 52 points, the latter of which broke Wilt Chamberlain's previous record of 42 points, established in 1962. Perhaps the biggest news of the night for Davis occurred away from the court, as the Pelicans acquired fellow Western Conference All-Star DeMarcus Cousins from the Kings to bolster the frontline. While Davis' career-best numbers (27.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.2 assists per game) figure to take a hit with another high-usage player joining the frontcourt, the addition of Cousins should at least improve the Pelicans' chances of claiming a playoff spot.

Tyreke Evans (NO)

Tyreke Evans is part of an agreed upon five-player deal sending the swingman from the Pelicans to the Kings, sources said Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.


Evans has been struggling from the perimeter in New Orleans, so perhaps a change of scenery will do him some good. It is the second tour of duty for Evans in Sacto, as he spent his first four NBA seasons there, including a career-high 20.1 points in his rookie season of 2009-10. With Rudy Gay (Achilles) done for the season and DeMarcus Cousins going to New Orleans, Evans has a good chance of being one of the team's primary scoring options with a huge bump in fantasy appeal in the process.

Buddy Hield (NO)

Buddy Hield will be traded to Sacramento along with Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and a future first and second-round draft pick in exchange for Demarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.


Hield will head to Sacramento and join the Kings' backcourt in what is one of the biggest blockbuster deals in recent memory. The loss of Cousins means the Kings could yet again be in rebuilding mode, with the team now lacking a certified impact player. Hield joins a crowded Sacramento frontcourt that already comprises of Arron Afflalo, Ben McLemore, Garrett Temple, Ty Lawson and Darren Collison, so it will be interesting to see how he is utilized, especially with Evans and Galloway also joining the Kings' ranks. The rookie guard is currently averaging 8.6 points and 2.9 rebounds on the season.

Langston Galloway was part of an agreed upon five-player trade which sends the shooting guard from the Pelicans to the Kings, sources said Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.


Galloway had carved out a nice role for himself recently in New Orleans with Tyreke Evans (ankle) on the shelf and E'Twaun Moore (personal) sidelined. He will go with Evans and rookie Buddy Hield to Sacramento where he is likely to battle Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore for playing time. This deal doesn't do a lot to help Galloway's fantasy appeal.

Omri Casspi (Sac)

Omri Casspi is part of a an agreed upon five-player trade from the Kings to the Pelicans, sources said Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.


Casspi is averaging 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game over 22 games (two starts). It's uncertain if he'll actually play in New Orleans or have his contract bought out, as DeMarcus Cousins is clearly the trophy in this huge deal. If Casspi ends up in New Orleans he might fill the role of Langston Galloway, who was the backup shooting guard. He could also see some time at small forward, where New Orleans isn't quite as deep with only Solomon Hill in the way.

DeMarcus Cousins (Sac)

DeMarcus Cousins will be traded to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a future first and a future second-round pick, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.


After months of trade rumors, Cousins is finally on the move. He will join Anthony Davis in New Orleans and become a part of what is now one of the premier frontcourts in the NBA. While the Pelicans were forced to give up Hield, Evans, and Galloway, they only traded away one future first-round pick and were able to hold on to both Davis and key piece Jrue Holiday. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists this season and provides the Pelicans with an impact player as they try to make a push in this year's playoff race.

Derrick Jones made the final round of Saturday's Verizon Slam Dunk Contest, before falling to winner Glenn Robinson III.


The Suns rookie showed some impressive hops during the contest, including an opening-round dunk in which he soared over four people before putting home a one-handed slam. Jones has seen very little action for the Suns this season, not surprising for a skinny 20-year-old who only left UNLV early after he was deemed academically ineligible by the NCAA, but he has the length and athleticism to eventually develop into a useful player.