Before the 2020-21 regular season tipped off, a lot of expectations surrounded Justise Winslow with the Memphis Grizzlies — from being a starter, a combo guard, and arguably the best defender on the floor. Winslow, coming off of a major hip injury at the Orlando Bubble in August of 2020, was set to make his long-awaited debut in Orlando with the Grizzlies until a freak accident in practice left him out for months.
Following the ejection of Nuggets' star Nikola Jokic from Denver's Game 4 matchup with the Phoenix Suns in their Western Conference semifinal series, several athletes took to Twitter to voice their frustration with the referees' decision. Jokic was tossed for hitting Suns' Cameron Payne in the face while reaching for the ball. "Playoffs.
Raptors forward Pascal Siakam underwent shoulder surgery and will miss five months.