Kansas City police confirm Chiefs CB Sean Smith arrested for driving under the influence on Monday.
The Chiefs demoted Smith to second-team on their OTA's depth chart after learning that Smith had been arrested for DUI after losing control of his vehicle while making a left turn and striking a light post, unbeknownst to Smith in front of a cop car that happened to be patrolling the area, at about 12:30 am CT Monday morning. No one was hurt in the incident and if the NFL's track record is any indication, only Smith's bank account will be hurt by this incident, and not the team. The NFL has not shown a history of suspending players for this type of behavior, but no official penalty has been handed down by the league as of yet so the chance of a suspension is still a possiblity.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is questionable for Friday.
Rubio has been playing through the soreness recently and has been on the court for the last five-straight games. He's been receiving steady treatment and will test the ankle at pre-game warm-ups. Given the treatment session after Wednesday's game and having all of Thursday off, we expect him to be in the lineups Friday. Analysis: Howard Bender
Victor Oladipo will come off the bench Friday.
After struggling over a number of games, Oladipo was moved to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. He responded with 24 points and four rebounds over 26 minutes, so coach Scott Skiles is going to use him in the same fashion to see if it works for him again. Should he continue to perform as well, he should see closer to his usual 30 minutes that he was playing earlier in the year. Analysis: Howard Bender
Brett Lawrie is "likely to be traded" by the A's according to reports.
Oakland's trade for Jed Lowrie means the A's don't have room for both Lawrie and Danny Valencia, and Lawrie stands a better chance of getting traded. Lawrie finally stayed healthy last season, batting .260/.299/.407 in 149 games. Moving to a different ballpark and a better lineup should help Lawrie's fantasy production, but at this point he is nothing more than a solid middle infielder. Analysis: Steve Pimental