“I’m excited to be back. I just took a year-long vacation in California and now I’m back home,” Tolliver said. “I’m looking forward to bringing something to this team that it was missing last year. I actually kept a really close eye on the Pistons last year and had a chance to talk with Reggie and Andre a little bit. “That was something I could see from afar that was missing here — no disrespect to the guys who were here. Guys need leaders and people who are willing to speak up and talk to them in situations that they don’t really want to be talked to in.”
November 17, 2017 | 10:03 pm EST Update
Noah chose his words carefully, admitting he’s attempting to make the best of a rotten situation and adding, “This is my reality.” On Friday against the Raptors, Noah was inactive for the third straight game since his return from a drug suspension, and coach Jeff Hornacek said he has no plans to change up.
“I’ll be all right. I’ll be all right,’’ Noah said in his first comments since being reinstated. “I understand the situation. I’m going to make the best of it.” When asked if he forsees a role, Noah said, “What can I bring? I don’t know.”
TJ McBride: Nikola Jokic and former #Nuggets assistant coach — now assistant coach for the #Pelicans — Chris Finch shared a quick minute together and a hug during warmups. Finch was one of the main architects that turned the Nuggets offense into an elite group last season.