Dragan Bender will sign a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Bender was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks to create a roster spot for Marvin Williams.
The New York Knicks reportedly told team scouts that their top priority is drafting a scoring point guard with their top lottery pick, league sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.
The Knicks currently have the fifth-worst record in the league,
The team's second priority is drafting a shooting guard with 3-point range. The Knicks also have the Clippers first-round pick in the upcoming draft from their Marcus Morris trade.
LaMelo Ball is among the top draft prospects that fit the Knicks paradigm of a scoring point guard, though the team was never able to scout him in person.
Ball signed with Creative Artist Agency, where new team president Leon Rose was expected to be his agent.
The NBA's current national television contract pays $2.7 billion per year with ESPN and TNT.
The existing deal runs through the 24-25 season and could increase in value despite this season's drop in ratings.
"This season's NBA ratings story is silly. It is a small sample size. This is a year-round league with year-round stories," said sports media consultant Lee Berke of LHB Sports. "The next NBA media agreements will be a substantially evolved set of deals because of streaming. There will be an increasing range of media companies that want the NBA for the U.S. and worldwide."
Burke expects the next television deal to roughly double in value.
The Lakers shook off a four-game losing streak and some drama among players to end December atop the Western Conference with a favorable schedule ahead.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been fined $25,000 for violating the NBA's player resting policy.
The Wolves rested D'Angelo Russell during a road game against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 23 even though he was a healthy player.
Russell was acquired by the Wolves at the trade deadline.
LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers game against with Golden State Warriors on Thursday with a sore groin.
James, who is coming off a season-high 40 points against the Pelicans, has played in 54 out of 56 games this season.
Anthony Davis is also listed as probable for the Warriors game with a sore elbow.