Description: The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson.
Insight: Jackson will have trouble finding work, but could have a chance to earn a roster spot as a backup. He likely will not be relevant in 2015 no matter what. For now, Devonta Freeman is atop the depth chart in Atlanta.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving briefly left Thursday\'s game, but returned in the fourth quarter.
Insight: He dealt with a shoulder injury, but seems to be fine. Irving finished with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, two steals, and two turnovers. He also shot 6-of-17 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points during Thursday\'s victory against the Warriors.
Insight: It looked like James wanted to prove he should be in the MVP discussion. He went 15-of-25 from the field, 8-of-11 from the line, and 4-of-9 from downtown. He also recorded 11 boards, five assists, three steals, one block, and six turnovers.