Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent forward Ed Davis is finalizing a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
May 3, 2016 | 6:41 am EDT Update
Marc Stein: Sacramento will interview Mark Jackson and Jeff Hornacek this week in addition to David Blatt and Patrick Ewing, according to league sources
Don’t be alarmed because Dirk Nowitzki opted out of the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks. That doesn’t mean the 18-year veteran forward is leaving the Mavs – and I’m here to tell you, he’s not leaving the Mavs. What the move by Nowitzki means is he’s once again helping the Mavs be in position to have more room under the salary cap to pursue a top-notched free agent.
One of those upcoming free agents is Crawford, who said he’s been in the league 16 years and the Clippers felt like home and family more than any place he’s been. “I know my role, I respect my role, I respect my teammates,” Crawford said. “I don’t like change, so I’m very, very comfortable here, and I’d love to stay here further.”
Crawford said he doesn’t feel there’s anything wrong with the Clippers’ core, and that part of not making it to the next step has just been bad luck. Crawford said chemistry in the NBA is underrated, and this group has it. “To break through with this core group would mean everything,” he said.
“I don’t know what type of violation it is [but it’s] got to be something,” Ginobili said. But it’s not the play that decided anything because we got the steal [and] we got the shot. It doesn’t matter, it’s over. They’re not going to change it. It’s 1–1. We’re going to OKC.”