Once again this season, with Lillard going from player to player to assure they followed through, the team voted to give up their full shares. The money was divided among 25 support staff, with some getting more than others depending on their role. “We divide our playoff shares to give to the people who we work so closely with because they spend as much time away from their families as we do, and they are just about as invested as we are,’’ Lillard said after the season. “They also do as much as possible to make our lives easier, even if it makes theirs more difficult – all while making far less. So it’s a further way of showing appreciation beyond a thank your or a handshake.’’
January 16, 2018 | 12:32 pm EST Update
Marc Stein: Most teams around the league think that the Pelicans will re-sign Cousins unless he doesn’t want to stay there. (…) I’ve heard Dallas and the Lakers… Those are teams expected to make a run at him.
Jay King: Anthony Davis did NOT want to discuss any Boston Celtics rumors. On the Woj report that he talked to front office about them, “I haven’t had that conversation with my front office.” youtu.be/Hqi1cv8ioAs
Mirotic, who must waive a no-trade clause in his contract to be dealt, said he’s leaving it all in the hands of his representatives. “I didn’t talk to [the Bulls’ front office recently],” he said. “Probably my agents are talking, so I don’t know so far what’s going on, but I know my name is going to be out there. I’m doing my job, and I’m sure they’re doing their job, and we’re both going to do what’s best for the team.”
Mark Medina: Warriors announced they won a league-high five awards at the 2018 NBA Sales and Marketing meeting. The categories: 10,000+ Full Season Tickets Award, 85%+ Service Representative Satisfaction Award, Category Performance Award, Account Performance Award, Account Growth Award
Ryan Ward: Jeanie Buss on Elgin Baylor getting a statue outside of the @STAPLESCenter: “I am thrilled that 60 years after the Minneapolis Lakers drafted Elgin, we are able to celebrate & honor him with a statue.” #Lakers
Marc J. Spears: The Lakers say they are dedicating a statue to Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor at Star Plaza at STAPLES Center on April 6th during an outdoor ceremony at STAPLES Center prior to Minnesota game. Over his 14-year career, he averaged 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds & 4.3 assists in 846 games.
Ryan Ward: Jeanie Buss: “Not only is Elgin a part of the #Lakers family, his contributions to the game of basketball earned him a place in the Hall of Fame. His list of accomplishments are unparalleled & I can’t wait to see his statue at Star Plaza alongside the other Lakers legends.”