NBA coaching sources say there is unquestioned mutual interest between Thibodeau and the Pelicans, with Thibs naturally said to be very intrigued by the possibility of coaching Davis full-time after working with him last summer as a Team USA assistant alongside Williams under Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
August 30, 2016 | 6:03 am EDT Update
Free agent big man Kevin Seraphin is having a workout with the Indiana Pacers, according to L’Equipe reporter Yann Ohnona.
Free-agent swingman Lance Stephenson still is without an NBA home, and though New Orleans’ roster is stocked, the Pelicans on Monday took a look. A league source said the Pelicans held a workout Monday for Stephenson, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound 25-year-old who played 43 games for the Los Angeles Clippers and 26 for the Memphis Grizzles last season.
Adam Zagoria: The Pacers have 15 guaranteed contracts so Alex Poythress will go to their D-League team, league sources tell @SNYtv.
Entering the final year of a three-year deal worth $2.33 million — which the Denver Nuggets are still on the hook for after cutting him last fall — the former UA guard says he’s considering several NBA teams to join for camp this fall. Johnson signed his contract with Houston as a second-round draft pick in 2014, and split the 2014-15 season between Houston and its D-League affiliate in Rio Grande Valley.
He still can’t imagine telling his younger self about the moment two months ago when Los Angeles made him the 32nd pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. “‘No way. What are you talking about?’ That’s what I’d say,” Zubac said. “It was always my dream to play in the NBA, especially for the Lakers because they’re the greatest franchise ever. I always was a fan of the Lakers. “It was even hard to imagine I was going to play in the NBA, because so many guys playing in Europe are not even getting to the Euroleague and everything. But everybody wants to play in the NBA. So when draft night came, it was a dream come true.”
Bernie Bickerstaff was the coach of the Nuggets at the time and went on SiriusXM NBA Radio Monday to talk about those days. His first reaction was that of virtually every coach who has heard or talked about Kaepernick. “Distractions,” Bickerstaff said. “It caused a lot of distractions, and you know at that point the number of media members was not quite as resounding as it is today. But still, it was a distraction.” Bickerstaff said he was blindsided byAbdul-Rauf’s decision, and he said they scrambled to deal with the fallout. He said he and the brain trust of the team eventually had a meeting with the guard and told him if he wanted to be on the team he had to stand for the anthem.