Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Greg Monroe is meeting with Portland owner Paul Allen, GM Neil Olshey and coach Terry Stotts this morning in Washington, DC.
May 2, 2016 | 4:33 pm EDT Update
Ethan Sherwood Strauss: Kerr was asked if Draymond’s the best all around player. He said, “Well all around I think is another phrase for 2-way. I say 2-way. I think Klay has to be considered part of that group. I think Kawhi Leonard obviously is part of that group. LeBron James, there’s some obvious ones that you think of immediately. Draymond has not been mentioned in that conversation that often, but he should be. He absolutely should be when you think about what he does for us at both ends. He literally guards 1 through 5. Nobody in the league does that, and then on offense, the way he’s turned the corner the last couple weeks with his decision making, he’s no longer having those 5 turnover nights. He’s zero to 2 turnovers night after night. He’s giving us 15 to 20 points. He’s getting triple doubles or near triple doubles. So ya, he’s on that list. Whatever is your personal list, he’s on that list.”
Those could all be reasonably considered subtle indications that Bosh wants to play, and ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard reported on his show today that is the case. He also said that Bosh has a doctor who might clear him. “This is complicated and it’s not great,” Dan Le Batard said. “They are not in agreement here. The two sides—This runs the risk of getting problematic here at a bad time, because Chris Bosh wants on the court… It’s obvious that Chris Bosh wants on the court and that he’s pressuring the organization… and that his wife is pressuring the organization. They were wearing the #BringBoshBack shirts (Sunday). There is a tension happening.
“I don’t know exactly what to believe here, OK, but I do trust the organization and I trust the people in the organization who tell me things because I’ve never been lied to by them about much of anything. They’re telling me that they’re protecting him from him, but he doesn’t feel any symptoms. This doesn’t feel like the last time. All the doctors the Heat are talking to are saying, and they’re the foremost authorities on this stuff, ‘Hey, a second recurrence of a blood clot situation could be catastrophic, where you’ve got a death on the court,’” Dan Le Batard said.
“They’ve scoured the globe trying to find the doctor who will clear them and they’ve got someone that they feel comfortable about, but that does not pair against the number of other opinions on the other side,” Dan Le Batard said. “They’ve got someone that they feel comfortable with who’s willing to allow him to take the risk, but getting one guy… One of the things is, he’s not feeling anything. The last time, he felt really cruddy. So he’s looking at this and saying, ‘Why am I not out there? I feel fine. I’m good.’ They’ve got one (doctor) telling them the thing they want to hear… This thing is complicated.”