Alvin Gentry Rumors
Backup center Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained right hamstring, the team announced Monday, and coach Alvin Gentry said after practice that Ajinca’s absence could lead to more small-ball lineups. “We’ll just try different combinations of players,” he said. “One of the things that we’ll do is we’ll experiment a little bit with (Anthony Davis at center) and then play even a small lineup where Dante Cunningham may even (play power forward), and three guards — Tyreke (Evans) and Jrue (Holiday) and Eric (Gordon) or Norris (Cole) — in there.”
When Steve (Kerr) was putting together his schemes and strategies in the preseason, did he consult with you? Mike D’Antoni: No. I talked to him a little bit when the playoffs started, but he’s a great coach and Alvin Gentry is there and he was there the whole time for everything we did in Phoenix. They knew what I was thinking and how I was thinking. They didn’t really have to.