“Ian Clark is another guy with championship pedigree,” Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry said Thursday, in a conference call from South Africa. “He was a rotation guy on a championship team, and had some really big games. If you go back and look at a couple games he had against San Antonio (in the Western Conference finals), he had really big games. Obviously he’s not afraid of the moment. So just to have him, it adds depth to our team, and that’s one of the things we’ve struggled with in the past.”
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.