Sources on the ownership side, however, believe that the pre-emptive federal lawsuit filed by the NBA during the summer could potentially take the sting out of any potential decertification. There is even stronger conviction among many league insiders in questioning whether a majority of players would indeed have the stomach to go through with full-on decertification, since that step would almost certainly seal the cancellation of the entire 2011-12 season and throws up as many unknowns for the players as it would for the owners.
November 18, 2017 | 3:45 pm EST Update
Iman Shumpert experienced left knee soreness during the first half of last night’s game in Cleveland vs. the LA Clippers. He was examined at half time and did not return to play. Additional examination and imaging today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health confirmed left knee effusion. He will be out 5-7 days while he undergoes treatment and rehabilitation.
The Warriors are bracing for facing additional challenges stemmed from the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary Flames playing on ice 6 1/2 hours before the both the Warriors and Sixers then step on a converted court. “It’s going to be cold as hell in there,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said after morning shootaround at Temple University. “It’s cold in the arenas that got the ice underneath it, anyway, let alone the day of. It’s tough.”
It also is tough because the timing, Warriors coach Steve Kerr noted, “totally affects our pregame shooting.” “Our young guys can’t get on the floor until like an hour later than normal,” Kerr said. “The old guys will get preference on the shooting side. The younger guys may have to adapt a little bit. We’ll figure it out.”
Frankie Mansfield: Porter-Gaud alum @Khris Middleton has pledged $1 million over the next five years for school’s scholarship fund. “The goal of my scholarship is to provide funding for a diverse group of students, who without help, would not have the financial means to attend Porter-Gaud” – Middleton
November 18, 2017 | 3:19 pm EST Update
How quickly two years flies by. It was only then that Markelle Fultz attended Steph Curry’s basketball camp in the Bay Area. Fultz stood out to Curry, who recognized the teenager’s promising talent. In the time since that camp, Fultz became the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. “You knew right away what kind of potential he had in the league,” Curry said to NBC Sports Philadelphia Saturday at shootaround.