Gino Pilato: According to a source, NBA veteran and former first round draft pick Tyrus Thomas will test out the NBA D-League.
May 3, 2016 | 4:21 pm EDT Update
“Myles Turner emerged. Myles Turner showed what he’s made of by having a great series in his first go-around in the NBA playoffs. He just had a great series. He didn’t shoot the ball well tonight, but he played well, had dominant defensive stretches and learned to read and trust the pass. There’s a lot of reasons to be excited and hopeful about our future because of that kid,” Frank Vogel said after Sunday’s game.
After the game, Paul George said one of the areas Turner will need to improve on in the offseason is building his strength. Turner agreed. “I want to become a dominant post presence,” Turner said after Sunday’s game. “At times — but not really much this series — I was able to show that I can score in the post. This series was more pick-and-pops and finding open spots and I didn’t really establish myself in the post the way I wanted to, especially with a smaller guy on me.”
Warriors forward Draymond Green is embracing the praise he’s getting from Andrew Bogut for being one of the best if not the best all-around player in the NBA. “I agree,” Green said Tuesday, smiling. Green had a triple-double in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers after notching 13 of them in the regular season. He also finished as the runner-up for the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Green also noticed coach Steve Kerr said he was “100 percent” a top-10 player in the league and that other coaches would agree. “That is amazing. You know, when I saw that, I was shocked. Steve hates me. No, I’m just playing,” Green joked. “That’s great to see, and I don’t take those things for granted. I believe it. To have obviously the support of Coach helps build confidence even more.”