Andre Ingram, 32, made his long-awaited NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, earning plaudits for his perseverance.
Ingram's historic performance was so impressive, he drew "MVP" chants with actual MVP front-runner James Harden present.
He was expected to play a key role in the playoffs not only as a backup small forward, but also at power forward in a small lineup.
Durant will decline his player option for the 2018-19 season so he can restructure a new contract with Golden State.
The high-flying Utah Jazz crushed the Golden State Warriors to boost their chances of finishing third in the Western Conference.
Dirk Nowitzki, 39, announced he will not be retiring from the NBA during his end-of-season interview.
The Warriors could consider taking a loss Tuesday if they prefer not facing the Jazz or Thunder in the first round.
Dirk Nowitzki announced he will not be retiring during his end of season interview.
Chris Paul purchased a minority piece of his hometown Winston-Salem (N.C.) Dash, a White Sox affiliate in the Single-A Carolina League.