The tension between Rondo and Carlisle about play-calling had been brewing for a little while, team sources told ESPNDallas.com. It reached a boiling point when Rondo appeared to blow off a play call from the bench, prompting Carlisle to storm onto the court while calling a timeout and shouting at Rondo, who responded in kind.
February 9, 2016 | 9:04 am EST Update
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Teammate Jared Sullinger, another former Buckeye, committed to attending the ceremony as soon as he discovered the plans to honor Turner’s memorable three-year career. The two grew close during Turner’s days at Ohio State, when he became an honorary member of the Sullinger clan. “That’s like a brother to me,” Sullinger said. “When he first got to Ohio State he really didn’t have, like, a family to lean on in Columbus. And my family took him in like a brother. So it’s awesome. I want to support something that’s beautiful like that. He deserves every bit of it.”
February 9, 2016 | 7:35 am EST Update
The Knicks have a real chance to sell Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook in 2017 – New York and Porzingis have his attention, yes – and Jackson ought to start constructing an elite coaching staff to begin that process with Westbrook and with free agents beyond him.