October 22, 2016 | 10:07 am EDT Update
Like it or not, true or not, there are going to be a ton of trade rumors with Paul Millsap because of his contract situation. From a management standpoint, is there something you can do to prevent it from becoming a distraction? Wes Wilcox: Paul is a great professional, and it’s absolutely our goal for Paul to be a Hawk long-term. It’s as simple as that.
Concerning Schroder, you have until Oct. 31 to extend his contract. Are there plans to do to that? Or will you see how he plays this season and deal with restricted free agency? Wes Wilcox: It’s the deadline for both Dennis and Tim Hardaway Jr. We’ve had conversations with both representatives. It’s too difficult to say if something will get done and those conversations, as always, we keep internal. But yes, we’ve had conversations with both.
J. Michael: Btw, Jarell Eddie is a great dude. A pleasant, all-around decent guy. Hes like Garrett Temple Jr. Hope it works out for him #WizardsTalk
Nothing seemed unusual, other than Booker was walking the wrong way as he tried to find the court. But even if that marked yet another teaching moment for a young star, Watson hardly complained how that captured the millennial generation’s literal lack of direction. Watson, who starred at UCLA from 1997 to 2001, views things differently. “This generation is very intelligent, socially aware and very deep,” Watson said before the Lakers hosted the Suns on Friday at Honda Center. “They don’t get a lot of credit for that. You have to be authentic. You have to know your stuff when you teach it.”
October 22, 2016 | 8:07 am EDT Update
The Miami Heat aren’t actively trying to trade point guard Goran Dragic. We know this because if they were, it wouldn’t take the Heat long to find a taker. Around the league, though, there’s a growing sense that Dragic is a name to keep tabs on for those of you (and, yes, we mean everyone) who enjoy the sport unto itself known as NBA Wheeling & Dealing, since Miami is a team rival executives are watching closely.
Don’t be surprised if the Heat decide to make Dragic available if they get off to a slow start with a roster that suddenly no longer features Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. It should be noted that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is an immense Dragic fan who A) went to the 30-year-old’s native Slovenia in the summer to personally check up on him during EuroBasket qualifying.