A person with firsthand knowledge of the Pistons’ off-season plans said signing Green is not realistic because they expect the Warriors, playing in the NBA Finals and working for a new arena, to match any offer sheet. The person, not publicly authorized to discuss the team’s plans, said that the Pistons do not want to tie up salary cap space for 72 hours – the time allotted the Warriors to match any offer – when more easily obtainable free agents might be available.
December 1, 2015 | 5:23 am EST Update
Calvin Watkins: James Harden on Kobe Bryant retiring: “Legend. I grew up watching him. He was my quote, unquote MJ that everybody sees. Just for him to be done for his last go out, it’s sad, it’s the end of a dynasty. He had a really good run but it comes to an end, he’s a monster, he’s a beast.”
KC Johnson: Pau Gasol won last year’s Magic Johnson award. Here’s why: Gasol doesn’t usually talk pregame. But we explained newspaper deadlines and the need for him to address Kobe Bryant’s news. So Gasol changed his pregame routine to talk to reporters. That’s class.