Marc Stein: ESPN sources: Rick Carlisle and the Dallas Mavericks have finalized a five-year, $35 million contract extension
September 24, 2016 | 1:27 pm EDT Update
Justin Verrier: And it’s official: Pelicans official confirms they’ve signed Quinn Cook for training camp.
“I’m going to explain to you all what it means, feathering, anyway,” he pronounced. “When you think of feathery, it’s nothing negative. So feathery is a positive lifestyle. It’s better than better. It’s better than great, but it’s not heavenly, it’s right under there. You cannot live a feathery lifestyle so I’m the one and the only, Mr. Feather. So if you refer to me as Mr. Feathery, that’s fine. Vic is fine. Dipo, whatever you want to call me, but if you call me Mr. Feathery, we’re here, we’re definitely here.” He wasn’t done, either. He ended his presser saying that just saying the word feathery makes him smile.
Would you be surprised to see him on television as an NBA analyst? Jimmy Jam: No, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on TV. I would enjoy seeing him on TV. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a chance to sit with him to watch a basketball game, but it’s hilarious. It’s unbelievable. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did that. Ownership, he expressed an interest in that. But it’s too bad with Flip passing away. It was a great plan that Flip had. The initial plan was to bring him back, give him the ropes of ownership. I think he still is interested in that. He has never expressed one definitive thing that he wants to do. That’s why I said there is no rush to me. I’m sure he’s made plans and there are things he wants to do.
Jeff Zillgitt: NBPA executive director Michele Roberts’ statement on Kevin Garnett: “Kevin Garnett will go down as one of the greatest competitors in the history of our sport. His hard work and dedication to the game night in and night out made him one of the most complete players in the NBA. KG brought an unparalleled intensity to the court, that led him to an MVP award, Defensive Player of the Year award, and later a championship in Boston. He has left an indelible mark on the game that has and will continue to inspire a generation to follow in his footsteps.”
September 24, 2016 | 11:50 am EDT Update
In the days after signing Kevin Durant, while it rounded out the roster on a meager budget, Golden State zeroed in on Pachulia as its preferred replacement for Andrew Bogut. The only problem was that Pachulia warranted significantly better, longer contracts than the Warriors could offer. “I didn’t really want to call his agent,” general manager Bob Myers said with a chuckle. “I didn’t think it was going to happen.”