Rick Bonnell: Nic Batum said extending coach Steve Clifford’s contract could enhance the @Charlotte Hornets chances of re-signing him over the summer. Batum on Clifford: “He trusts me. He believes in me. So that could be a big factor.” in Batum’s free-agency decision.
February 13, 2016 | 11:03 am EST Update
There is plenty of conjecture about Hassan Whiteside as Thursday’s 3 p.m. NBA trading deadline approaches, and plenty of truths. There is a sense inside the organization that a parting might be best, while Whiteside’s circle is not expecting a deal.
As Kobe Bryant prepares for his final NBA All-Star Game, there are endless questions about what he will do when basketball is no longer a part of his life. Everyone has their own ideas. “I think it’s going to be difficult for him,” TNT analyst Charles Barkley told Sporting News. “Kobe doesn’t have a college degree, and you can only go to so many business meetings.”