David Pick: Source: Lakers guard Dwight Buycks rejects multiple non-guarantees, commits to China club.
May 25, 2016 | 10:57 am EDT Update
Klay Thompson was just trying to be positive. After taking a 118-94 beating at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night, at least one of the Golden State Warriors had to be. “I mean, we had 40 assists. That’s a positive, but uh…” he said while looking at the stat sheet. “Is that right? Nope, never mind—15. Sheesh. Way off.”
Silver, confused, asked what Bowen was talking about so Bowen sent along a clip of Silver leaving Curry hanging at the trophy presentation in a mismanaged handshake situation. “I thought oh geez how did that happen,” Silver said in an appearance on ESPN on Tuesday.
“In slow motion, it looks like I look over and see his hand hanging there waiting to be shaked,” he said. “In real time, I swear to god I never saw his hand. Our plan was, I said a few words, handed off the microphone, pick up the trophy and handed to him. “And frankly,” he added, “[At the time] I thought it went just fine — by my standards, meaning I didn’t drop the trophy, I didn’t trip on the microphone cord.”
May 25, 2016 | 9:30 am EDT Update
Belinelli said that there wasn’t winning mentality in Sacramento and that’s a huge problem for him: “There wasn’t a good group in Sacramento and there wasn’t trust in the coach. We didn’t train well all the season. Now I saw that they’ve made some changes, they fired George Karl and hired Dave Joerger. I think that Joerger he’s a good coach, he can do a good job”
“I still want to win. Coming from San Antonio I immediately noticed that several teammates in Sacramento hadn’t a winning mentality. But I do have a winning mentality and I want to win now. To make that happen, something has to happen. I’m still under contract with Sacramento and I have trust in the organization but in the NBA you never know what may happen, we’ll see what will happen in the summer”.