Five Key Stories: 3/17/18 – 3/24/18

In case you missed any of this past week’s top stories from around the league, we have you covered with our Week in Review. Below are the most noteworthy stories from the last seven days.

Cavaliers’ head coach Tyronn Lue has taken a leave of absence for health issues/reasons. Associate head coach Larry Drew has taken over for Lue on an interim basis, with Lue hoping to return to the team sometime over the next week.

In his first game back from an ankle injury that sidelined him for six games, Stephen Curry suffered a sprained MCL last night and is set to undergo an MRI later today. Curry was injured when teammate JaVale McGee fell on his knee after attempting to block a shot.

In better news for the Cavs, All-Star Kevin Love returned to action this week for his first game since January 30. The Cavs are 3-0 this week with Love back in the line-up, and Love averaged 20.3 PPG and shot 47.6% from long range in those three games.

Despite conflicting reports on the nature/tone of the meeting, it is clear that a players-only meeting to discuss the status of Kawhi Leonard, among other topics, occurred in the Spurs’ locker room this week. Unfortunately, the meeting ended without a clear update or timeline on Leonard’s status.

Celtics’ star Kyrie Irving will undergo a minimally invasive procedure on his left knee today with the hope of alleviating some nagging discomfort. A clearer timetable for Irving’s return should be known after the procedure takes place.

Magic head coach Frank Vogel’s job may be in jeopardy at the end of the year after two seasons as head coach. Orlando replaced the GM who hired Vogel and cleared out several other members of the basketball operations department last summer, and new team president Jeff Weltman and GM John Hammond may prefer to select their own coach this offseason.

Here are 16 more headlines from last week:

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