The Los Angeles Clippers have issued a statement from Blake Griffin that he is pulling out of Team USA duties this summer.
Griffin is one of the most dedicated players in the league, and the fact that the Clippers have yet to make a significant run in the playoffs has really gotten the attention of the team's power forward. With Team USA duties out of the way he can now give 100 percent to his improvement as he matures into a star in the league. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Robert Quinn is making progress from his back issue.
After missing Sunday's game, Quinn seems to be making steps toward's returning. Quinn is one of the game's elite pass rushers but has been slowed down by injuries all season long. Quinn is two years removed from a 19 sack season and the Rams are hoping he returns to that when he gets back on the field. Analysis: James Grande
Braves signed P Jim Johnson to a one-year deal.
After saving 50-plus games two consecutive years in Baltimore, Johnson has been a shell of that the past two seasons. He only has 12 saves combined over the past two seasons. He posted a 7.09 ERA in 2014 and a 4.46 ERA in 2015. The Braves are giving him one year to figure himself out or he'll likely have a hard time finding work. He can only hope his sinker starts sinking like it did in Baltimore. Analysis: James Grande