Leonsis said he’s hopeful that a third of the team’s home games could sell out this season. With another good season on the court, he said, the team could approach a regular sellout mode in 2018. And John Wall’s recent decision to sign the four-year “supermax” extension — combined with the point guard’s gushing words about his second home town — “gives the fan base permission” to commit, in Leonsis’s words. “All around the league, people want out, and here’s a great player who wants in long-term,” Leonsis said. “I think that signals to the fans, you can trust us, you know? You can come to games, and these players are going to be here for a long time.”
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.