Donnie Nelson: “When you’re in the position that we’re in, there’s all kinds of different possibilities. You’re looking what’s in the best interest of your franchise, short-term and also long-term. To get the right veteran type of player at a position that will give us solid minutes, obviously you have to look at those things. Dirk gets into his twilight years, you’re always looking for an injection of youth and athleticism and energy and toughness,” Nelson said You’re always looking to add, you never want to subtract but unfortunately in this league there aren’t many fools and you got to give to get.
May 27, 2017 | 5:51 pm EDT Update
But Lue already knows plenty about Brown. He also knows there’s a long-time bet to pay off. “I owe him 100 dollars from when I was a rookie,” Lue said with a laugh Saturday afternoon following the Cavaliers’ film and practice session. “He was with the Spurs and I was with the Lakers and I lost. I tried to pay him and he wouldn’t take the money so he says I always owe him. He’s always been a great guy.”
“It’s night and day,” Bradley said of the change in Stevens. “I’m just happy that I’m able to play for him. He’s a really great coach. And just like the guys on this team, he’s open, and I feel like he’s just a special coach because he just cares about us. And he cares about us becoming better basketball players and better men. I mean, all the guys that he brought in, all the speakers, I could go down the list. It shows that he really cares about us as men. And I just appreciate him for that. He’s definitely grown over these years.