So, if I’m really being honest with myself, I want to play basketball, but if I had to sign today or tomorrow, the answer would be “No!!” I look at it like this: I’m not willing to play the role that I’ll be needed for right now, which is to provide veteran leadership, a locker room presence, insurance in case someone gets hurt, etc. In a few months, if the right team that has an identity and a need for what I bring calls me, then maybe. Rosters are full and everybody is trying to figure out what type of team they want to be. I’ve watched training camp practices on NBA TV and I don’t have a desire to go through that right now. I don’t think I need to be on a roster – and go through pre-season – for a team that doesn’t quite need me yet, doesn’t have an identity or know what they are going to be in the future. I have an identity and I know what I bring to a team. I’d rather sit back and enjoy my family and see my kids off to school every morning than sign with a team that has so many unknowns.
May 24, 2016 | 1:24 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: NBA coaching sources say James Borrego, after Monday’s interview in Houston, has progressed to a meeting this week with owner Les Alexander
Still, after this year’s team battled through plenty of adversity, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says he hopes to see a bevy of players return to pick up where they left off at during the ’15-16 season. “We’re heading into the summer with some decisions to make. You know, there’s a lot still to be determined,” Carlisle confessed. “We’re going to be persistent and keep banging away. That’s what you’ve got to do,” he added. “You know, this year, even though we didn’t get out of the first round, I thought the guys that we had available competed like champions.
The cost of building Golden 1 Center has jumped an additional $16 million, bringing the current price tag to $534.6 million for the Sacramento Kings’ new downtown arena. The latest increase was revealed this month in a construction consultant’s report to Sacramento city officials. At $534.6 million, the price represents a 12 percent increase from the $477 million budget that was in place when the Kings broke ground on the arena in October 2014.