Jackson trumpeted his desire to move Anthony last week — so heavily that he drew a rebuke from the players association, which reported him to the NBA commissioner’s office. A source specified the technical reason for Jackson’s desire to move Anthony, whose style is so rooted in isolation play. It damaged chemistry and prevented Jackson’s move-the-ball-to-the-open-man philosophy, the source said.
December 13, 2017 | 4:38 am EST Update
The Santa Cruz Warriors are signing former first-round pick Terrence Jones, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal to add the 25-year-old forward won’t be official later this week.
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It could be said George Hill needed a night like Tuesday, where his impact was felt from start to finish. Hill, however, wouldn’t say that. “It’s not really about me,” Hill said. “It’s about the team and trying to find the right way and trying to figure everything out. It’s good to come out and get a good team win before we go on this four-game road trip.”
Hill has been trying to adjust to playing less, finding his game with new teammates while also serving as a mentor to rookie point guards De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason III. Hill said at this point he’s not searching for his role on the team. “No, if it’s there, it’s there,” Hill said. “I’m just trying to help the young fellas learn, mentor them and figure that out as we go.”
Viewed as a throw-in for the Trevor Booker deal that brought back Jahlil Okafor and a 2019 second-round pick, Stauskas is a former lottery pick who has clearly had some confidence and a lot of playing time in the past. “He got shell-shocked in Sacramento by [DeMarcus] Cousins. His confidence was shot,” an Eastern Conference scout told The Post. “He had a bad experience there and lost confidence. Cousins is a bad teammate, and it affected him poorly. He comes to Philadelphia, and showed flashes but never consistency, never enough. “He can shoot, but he’s not a great shooter. … This is his third team now. He had an opportunity in Philadelphia; I don’t know. He’s not very good defensively. You’ve got to do something well, and I can’t answer that. Can he shoot? He’s got a funky-looking shot, and just never really got it going.”