The Rockets need Clint Capela to once again elevate his play this season. The question is whether they should extend him now or wait until next summer. Multiple league sources confirmed the Rockets and Capela have had “very introductory” extension talks.
In a career that has seen its share of trailblazing assignments, Doris Burke is about to add another first to her resume. This week ESPN will announce that Burke will become a regular ESPN NBA game analyst. She will serve as an analyst for ESPN regular-season NBA telecasts as well as the NBA playoffs, making her the first woman at the national level to be assigned a regular rotation of games as an NBA game analyst.
“When Doug Collins made the decision to leave the network and join the Chicago Bulls’ organization, it opened up an opportunity to be more involved in our coverage as a game analyst,” Burke said Monday. “To have an opportunity to be more involved with one of the most important properties at ESPN is an honor.”
Coach Gregg Popovich heaped praise on Spurs great Tim Duncan for stepping out of his comfort zone to publically spearhead relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands after they were devastated by Hurricane Irma. To date, Duncan has raised $3 million and distributed 20,000-plus pounds of food.