Grizzlies PG Beno Udrih will take on a bigger role in the playoffs with Nick Calathes suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy.
Calathes was averaging 15 minutes per game and he proved to be invaluable when Mike Conley missed games in February, but his playing time will now fall to Udrih. Although he's only played a handful of minutes with Memphis, Udrih is a career 46.1 percent shooter (35.6 percent from downtown) and he boasts a solid assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.5.
Suns rookie Alex Len plans to stay in Phoenix this summer, where he'll be "getting healthy, getting stronger and getting better."
"Missing last summer hurt me a lot," said Len, who struggled with injuries and averaged 2.0 points on 42.3 percent shooting as a rookie. "I just need to try to play as much as I can because the game was too fast for me this year. It is going to slow down with getting playing time." Len has considerable upside but we'll need to see it on the court before recommending him as a fantasy pick next season.
Knicks president Phil Jackson is expected to meet with coach Mike Woodson next week to discuss Woodson's future with the franchise.
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Jackson and GM Steve Mills conducted exit interviews with players but Woodson wasn't involved, and he's not expected to return as the Knicks' head coach. Steve Kerr reportedly "expects" to get the job and he's a likely candidate since he's familiar with the triangle offense which Jackson may want to implement in New York.