Karasev's father, Vasily, recently said in an interview with Russian media that Sergey won't play for the Nets next season, Sportando reports. "Sergey is fine; he's already working for the next season," Vasily said. "It's too early to say where he'll play next season. We will consider all the options, both from NBA and Europe. One thing is for sure, Sergey won't play for the Nets next season."
Coach Dwane Casey said that Valanciunas' (ankle) minutes count in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers will be determined based on the Cavs' personnel on the court, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Stamkos (upper body) said he experienced his "best day yet on ice" Tuesday, but added that his status hasn't changed for the evening's Game 6 against the Penguins, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Busch earned a fifth-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night. Busch, who won the race in 2010, earned his seventh Top-5 finish in the 32nd annual non-points race, stewarthaasracing.com reports.