Adam Kemp of the Oklahoman passed along comments George made during a television interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski about the apparent rift between two of the league’s top players. “Whatever went between him and Russ that’s their business,” he said. “It’s not my point to want to know or want to figure out what happened. It’s pointless. They are buddies, they are back good again. I’m here to build something different and something special.”
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.”