Anthony Donahue: Caron Butler would be a solid pickup for The #Knicks. He told me on #33rdAnd7th he loves the moves we made and would be interested.
February 27, 2017 | 10:07 pm EST Update
76ers rookie Ben Simmons had bone marrow injected into his right foot Monday morning at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York.
The hope is that the threat of Williams will create more open looks for Gordon, just as the threat of Gordon will take defenses away from Williams. “If we just keep moving the ball – that’s what we’ll keep working on – I don’t know how you guard it all,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Plus, he and Eric can both put it on the floor and get their own shot, too. It’s not like we have guys who are one dimensional. We have guys who are professional scorers.”
The Rockets expect to be able to say the same for the bench as a whole. They made the move with the post-season in mind. Thinking they will not often be able to slow the top teams in the Western Conference, they wanted to avoid offensive lulls. Williams needed about as much time to think the same way as he did to take those first 3-pointers. “The sky’s the limit,” he said. “I don’t want to put expectations on it. We definitely have a lot of pieces to make some noise. If we stay focused, do the right things, who knows.”
“We’re looking at how fast we play. Are we playing together? Are we playing for each other? Are we competing?” Walton said. “Are we out there making our teammates better or are we looking to get numbers for ourselves and things of that nature. We’ll be looking at and evaluating every aspect of the game.” All of which will likely influence the Lakers’ plans for the NBA draft and free agency.