Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young scored 26 points in a victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday, but it wasn't a good night. He returned home from the game to discover burglars had broken a window in his house and stolen his valuables, according to TMZ.
Young confirmed the robbery at Lakers practice on Monday:
Nick Young said close to $100,000 worth of clothes, jewelry, shoes and luggage was stolen from his house during the Lakers game last night— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 24, 2014
Nick Young on his house being robbed: "I'm shocked they tried to get Swaggy."— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 24, 2014
Nick Young: "They got me, man. They stoles my Yeezys, too."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 24, 2014
It was a bad day to be Swaggy P.
Pau Gasol has vertigo
Los Angeles big man Pau Gasol didn't play in the second half of Sunday's game against the Magic, suffering from nausea. He went to the hospital, received three liters of IV fluid and stayed overnight, eventually diagnosed with vertigo, according to the Lakers.
Gasol will be examined again on Tuesday morning, and is listed as doubtful for that night's game against the New York Knicks. Jordan Hill stepped up in his 33 minutes against Orlando, scoring 28 points and grabbing 13 rebounds while shooting 9-for-15 from the field.
In other Lakers news, guard Xavier Henry has a torn ligament in his left wrist, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com. The lefty will be able to play through it, but he'll need surgery at the end of the season.
North Carolina State forward T.J. Warren, who averaged 24.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season, will enter the 2014 NBA Draft, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. He'll likely be a first-round pick.
Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross could be doing the same thing. A decision was expected on Monday, and ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Ross was going to declare. Ross, however, took to his Twitter account to tell the world he hasn't made his decision yet. He averaged 15.2 points and 5.9 boards per game for the Buckeyes, and he's projected to go in the second round by DraftExpress.
It is "highly unlikely" that Croatian forward Dario Saric will put his name in the player pool, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com. Saric apparently has three-year deal in place with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League, and while this isn't official and there's no word yet about the NBA buyout, it appears he will not make the jump to the NBA next season.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has talked with Miami Heat superstar LeBron James about the league's sleeved jerseys and James would like to sit down with Silver and NBA president of merchandising Sal LaRocca at the end of the season to continue the conversation, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.
James has been a vocal critic of the jerseys, claiming that they affect his shot. Silver said that they could "move on to something else" if players dislike them and "if it becomes a serious issue."
Jack made a good point that sleeves are going to fit many players differently. James is 6-feet-8, and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant is 6-9, but their arms have a slightly different circumference.
"What if they both put on 2XL," Jack posited. "It's going to be baggy on KD, but it's going to be skintight on Bron's arms."
That's why Jack has a suggestion for anyone listening in the NBA's merchandising department: Get individual player measurements and tailor the sleeved jerseys to each player.
Perhaps that's how Silver and LaRocca can sell James on the style.
Nene is expected to return to the Washington Wizards' lineup in the second week of April, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. That would fit right in with the six-week diagnosis given in late February.
The Wizards have managed to go 8-6 since Nene sprained his MCL, but he is integral to their defense and to their playoff hopes. On April 9, Washington plays the Charlotte Bobcats, who are two games back of the Wizards in the Eastern Conference standings.