Q: Were you surprised by some of the blowback? Durant: They only (criticized) it because it’s the Warriors and it’s me and they love to hate anything we do right now. A lot of players have (taken pay-cuts). It wasn’t that I wanted the praise. I’ve learned from Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki and how it has helped them over the years and I thought, if they did it, why can’t I? Why shouldn’t I sacrifice? People wanted the money to break us up and I didn’t want that to happen.
August 19, 2017 | 5:58 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent center Marshall Plumlee has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell ESPN.
When the camp’s guest speaker, former Knicks star and current assistant general manager Allan Houston, was asked if that’s the jersey Anthony will be wearing for the upcoming season, the two-time All-Star shooting guard wouldn’t take the open shot. “That’s not for me to speak on,” Houston said with a laugh. “That’s for the boss.”
Houston did have kind words for his new bosses, president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. “Steve and Scott have been intentional in their language about what we want to be,” said Houston, who played nine of his 12 seasons with the Knicks. “It starts with identifying what you want to be and then going out and doing it.”
Adam Wexler: Scheduled to play tomorrow but @Chris Paul here today at #JHTW #JHTownWeekend for @James Harden. @KPRC2
Mark Berman: #Rockets GM @Daryl Morey supporting @James Harden charity basketball tournament, part of JH-Town Weekend at Rice