Darnell Mayberry: The Thunder has added Mo Cheeks to its coaching staff, The Oklahoman has learned. Billy Donovan now has two former NBA head coaches on staff. With Mo Cheeks, Monty Williams and Anthony Grant, first-year Thunder coach Billy Donovan will have three former head coaches at his side.
November 28, 2015 | 11:03 pm EST Update
Jimmer Fredette is expected to make his debut with the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League on Monday night. Westchester took the former college player of the year with the No. 2 pick this year, but he was then signed by the New Orleans Pelicans and played four games for them before being waived on Nov. 19.
The lackluster effort had Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy looking back to another mediocre effort from earlier in the week. “I didn’t think he brought much energy to the Milwaukee game, and I didn’t think he brought much energy tonight,” Van Gundy said of the two beatings the Pistons received this week. “Why that is, I don’t know. But we need a lot more from him than we got tonight.”
The 6-6 guard/forward from Virginia has played a total of 84 minutes for the Dallas Mavericks so far. Or as many minutes as Anderson would have played by now in two-and-a-half college games. But the sitting and waiting for an opportunity hasn’t been difficult for Anderson, who said he is learning valuable lessons watching the veterans that are playing ahead of him. “Of course you’re going to always bite at your chops as a competitor, and that’s how I am,’’ Anderson said following Saturday morning’s shootaround at American Airlines Center. “I just want to compete, especially in big games, but you’ve got to do your time.
The Cleveland Cavaliers remained perfect at home this season after LeBron James’ mini hook shot at the buzzer gave his team a 90-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at The Q on Saturday evening. James finished the game with 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists. He did it all, especially down the stretch.
Cory Joseph made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Toronto Raptors an 84-82 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Kyle Lowry scored 27 points for the Raptors, who before Joseph’s 3 had not led since early in the first quarter.