“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.’ ”
June 30, 2015 | 9:57 pm EDT Update
Michael Scotto: Source: Knicks have some interest in Paul Millsap, but his possible price range of $17-19 million per season would be too high for New York.: 4 more rumors
Chris Mannix: Another name on Sacramento’s radar, per source: Jeremy Lin.: 1 more rumor
Eric Pincus: Boston Celtics don’t give qualifying offer to Luigi Datome @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/boston-celtics…
Tom Moore: #NBA source confirms #Sixers decline $1.18 million qualifying offer for Henry Sims, making him unrestricted. #76ers
Jason Jones: Kings majority owner says report of team’s interest in Kentucky’s John Calipari ‘categorically untrue’ sacb.ee/3CX3: 5 more rumors
John Calipari: For the 100th time, I have the best basketball coaching position in the world. I am not looking for any other coaching position. Stefan Bondy: Still, consistently hear from people close to Calipari that he wants another shot at the NBA as GM + coach.