Billy Donovan Rumors
“Last year being with Russell and how good he was closing out games, Carmelo’s been a close-out guy the places he’s been, the same thing with Paul, but any time you have a team you have to do it by finding the open man,” coach Billy Donovan said. “Clearly for us last year somebody creating and generating a shot for himself or someone else it was Russell, but obviously now with Carmelo and Paul being here I think it’s about making the right play and right decision.”
“Russell’s never been like, ‘Hey I want the ball, give me the ball.’ He’s never been that way,” Donovan said. “He’s always trying to figure out what’s best for the team and I’ve always admired that and respect that as a coach.”
Erik Horne: This was Billy Donovan on reports that the Warriors find Russell Westbrook’s style of play easy to defend against: I think Russell is a pretty challenging guy to guard… Russell to me is one of the best players in the world. He’s done it at a very high level for a for a long period of time. I don’t know where it comes from, but I’m not really going to comment on any of that.