Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley says the league's trend of resting players, especially for nationally televised games, is a disgrace. Some teams around the league have taken a stance to rest players for various reasons and have come under scrutiny from some players and the league office. "I think that's bulls---," Beverley said after Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Mike Felger and Marc Bertrand talk about the Celtics clinching the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference and other potential threats for the C's.
Ricky Rubio is in line to receive a pair of stats-based bonuses. The Vertical Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks, a former 20-year executive with the Nets, looks at the player bonuses and off-season honors that could impact team salary and luxury-tax situations. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, more than 30 players with incentive bonuses in their contracts will be eyeing box scores, overall team statistics and postseason honors, but the reality is that only a handful of bonuses will be earned.