Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When asked about Simmons, Johnson said it was up to the league and the 76ers to approve any interaction. But he also complimented the 22-year-old’s skill set.“I love his game, I love his vision,” he said. “I love also, too, he’s very – in terms of basketball IQ – very high basketball IQ. And look at them now. The East better watch out. This is a stacked team.”CHANDLER, MUSCALA SIT IN ATLANTAThe Lakers revealed Tuesday morning at shootaround that two key pieces of their big man rotation were injured in Philadelphia.Related Articles Tyson Chandler ended up sitting out against the Hawks with a sprain in his right big toe, suffered in the second quarter of the Lakers’ loss to the 76ers. Mike Muscala was listed as active Tuesday despite spraining his ankle in the final minutes of the same game, but he did not play.Ahead of the game, Coach Luke Walton said the decision on Chandler and Muscala would not be more conservative because of the upcoming All-Star break.“It’s a game we need to come out and handle our business,” he said. “And we need bodies, we need our guys to do that.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers ATLANTA — A brisk NBA investigation into the Lakers’ contact with Ben Simmons wrapped up in a day.The findings: no tampering.The league confirmed the Lakers’ account of events on Tuesday, noting that the Philadelphia 76ers had reached out to the Lakers on behalf of Ben Simmons to arrange a meeting with team president Magic Johnson back in November. Neither team moved ahead to make it happen at the time.The public first became aware Sunday, when Johnson told reporters prior to an afternoon match-up at Wells Fargo Center that Simmons had sought to get together with him, perhaps as soon as the offseason. In light of the steps the Lakers took to cross-reference the interaction with the Sixers, the NBA determined that Johnson’s comments didn’t constitute tampering. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“In that context,” a league statement read, “Johnson’s response to a media inquiry regarding Simmons does not run afoul of league rules.”The Lakers had released their own statement Monday, saying that General Manager Rob Pelinka had contacted 76ers GM Elton Brand after the team received an e-mail about Simmons’ desire to meet with Johnson – a player to whom he is often compared. Brand confirmed that account later in the day to ESPN.Even before the NBA concluded its inquiry, Brand had told ESPN that Johnson’s comments were “no issue.”Johnson’s two-year tenure over the front office has been rattled by occasional bumps when the gregarious Hall of Famer has talked openly about players on other teams.He drew a $50,000 fine last year when he talked about Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo, indicating that he thought the Bucks forward would lead the franchise to a championship. He also drew attention around the league for a 2017 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show when he talked about how he would be “winking” at Paul George, who at the time had one year left on his deal – the league later found that Pelinka had inappropriate contact with George’s agent and the franchise was fined $500,000.
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