Word is Portland, of late, has been tracking Tyson Chandler as a potential trade target, since the Phoenix center could certainly help the Blazers with their defensive issues.
October 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm EDT Update
It’s clear Russell Westbrook is adjusting and adapting to George and Anthony. Westbrook has repeated through the years that he just “reads and reacts” and that “the game will tell you what to do. It’s the same thing [as last season],” Westbrook said. “Basketball’s been the same for years. It’s still the same game. Obviously different players, but the game still tells you what to do. If you need to score, you score, if not, you don’t. It’s very simple. I just play my game, man. And like I said, the game will tell you what to do regardless of who shoots. Doesn’t really matter to me.”
“He’s trying to figure out how he can best work in the entire group,” coach Billy Donovan said. “He’s really, really an unselfish person and an unselfish player. Because what he’s doing right now is saying, ‘OK, how do I help the group? How do I make the group better? What do I need to do?’ And I think he’s just working through trying to figure that out. “I think with this group he’s trying to figure out what the best way he can help the team reach its potential, and that’s a process he’s going through,” Donovan said. “He’ll come out of this game, he’ll learn, he’ll figure out something new, and he’ll be able to apply it to the next game, the next practice.”
October 22, 2017 | 3:36 pm EDT Update
Kristaps Porzingis started off like ‘the Unicorn’ in his first two seasons. Then he faded into mortality in the final months, largely because of fatigue or physical ailments. “I was like a rabbit,” he said. “I was doing all kinds of stuff. Running all day. They were killing me, putting things on (my chest), taking blood.”