NBA fans, hello and welcome to your round-up.
For the first Monday of the New Year, we’ve assembled a juicy assortment of rumours and speculation. There’s also injury news and a broken record in amongst it, too.
Read on below or watch the video above for the latest headlines. Let us know thoughts and opinions in the comments box provided.
Butler breaks Jordan record
He may be considered by many to be the greatest basketballer of all time, but Michael Jordan no longer holds the franchise record for the most points scored in a half with the Chicago Bulls.
Jimmy Butler netted 42 points during the Bulls’ win over Toronto yesterday, eclipsing the record 39 points notched by Jordan back in 1988.
Having only scored two points in the first half, Butler completed quite the turnaround in the second. He told people afterwards not to compare him to Jordan.
Watch Butler break the record below:
Elsewhere, Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack is set to miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and small medial meniscus in his right knee.
Reports claim Jack will be out for the foreseeable future, with surgery an obvious requirement.
As of yet there’s been no date pencilled with regards to when that will happen.
Rose to undergo MRI
Lastly, Derrick Rose is set to undergo an MRI scan on his right knee today after experiencing soreness in the area.
The Chicago Bulls guard has been out for three games with a right hamstring injury but was hopeful of returning as early as the clash against the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow.
According to sources, medical staff have decided to play it safe. We’ll have the results of that scan as soon as they’re obtainable.