Kobe Bryant has a chance to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, even though he is not attending Team USA’s minicamp this week, USA Basketball Executive Director Jerry Colangelo told SheridanHoops Tuesday. “If he had a great year, it would be a great story for him to try to close out his career by winning a gold medal,” Colangelo said.
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.