Doc Rivers back to Orlando?

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September 20, 2017 | 12:01 pm EDT Update
As much as he disliked the environment tailored to LeBron’s ball-halting, body-stagnating style — which Irving was encouraged by Tyronn Lue to clone in order to exploit his fabulous finishing touch, and make the Cavs twice as dangerous — he resisted crabbing about it, and waited wearily for the least unfavorable time to ask out. Did Kyrie resent LeBron having the Cavaliers’ comprehensive catering service on demand 24-7? Yes. That’s what I was told.
Storyline: LeBron-Kyrie Dynamic
In a fresh start for Russell and a golden opportunity for the Nets, Marks — whose team was an NBA-worst 20-62 last season — gladly gambled on a budding young star. But while Russell has proven he can score, now he has to show he can lead. “The leadership, that’s in his court,’’ Marks said. “We can certainly help him get there. In the position that he plays, you’ve got to be a leader to some extent. [Coach] Kenny [Atkinson] is going to rely on that position — Jeremy or D’Angelo — a lot, both of them to direct traffic out there and so forth.”
Clifford feels the Hornets regressed defensively last season, and he plans to toughen his expectations in that regard. He has already discussed this in detail with Monk. “We’ve watched film. I’ve made edits of his defense in college. It won’t be OK” for Monk to guard as he did at Kentucky, Clifford said recently. “It’s just a different world, and they’re going to go at him more. “He’s a terrific athlete, he’s highly competitive and I’m confident we can help him figure that piece out.”

Storyline: Uniforms
September 20, 2017 | 9:46 am EDT Update
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