“No matter how (the season) ends, I think Timmy is going to look at (retirement) again,” Popovich told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. “And if you ask me, my guess is that he’ll go for another one because he has been so consistent this season. It’s just consistent stuff: another double-double, over and over and over again. Because of that, I think in his mind that if it continues through the rest of the year, I think he’ll say, ‘I’m going to go another year and see what happens.’ Because what he has told me is that the minute he feels like he’s a hindrance to his team or he’s not on the positive end or helping him, he’s going to walk right off the court. It might be during the third quarter of a game. He’s not going to hang on to finish a contract or make the money or have the notoriety that you know he doesn’t give a (expletive) about. So the way he’s playing now, he’s going to look in the mirror and say, ‘Hey, I’m doing all right.’ ”
February 7, 2016 | 10:42 pm EST Update
Sam Amick: Since @aaronbruski is tweeting Kings, why not share a tidbit: the Rondo camp is very pro-George Karl. Not a game-changer, but worth noting.
The Nuggets New York trip comes at a good time for assistant general manager Arturas Karnisovas. He’s expected to interview with the Brooklyn Nets for their vacant general manger job while here. Then, he’ll get an up-close look at the Nets when the Nuggets face them on Monday night. Karnisovas has been one of the hottest names in the circles of up-and-coming executives ready to take the next step to general manger. He’s been with the Nuggets since 2013, arriving with Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly.