Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors
Players like Kilpatrick must frequently convene with their new team amid a road trip, and journeying to an NBA arena from small-city Delaware or Sioux Falls, S.D. can lead to panic-inducing itineraries. Oftentimes, proximity and travel logistics determine which player a team signs for a 10-day trial. His dream in hand, Kilpatrick instantly hurried back to his team-provided housing inside Newark’s Valley Stream apartment complex. Jordan McRae, current Cavaliers guard and Kilpatrick’s former Delaware roommate of two years, instinctively grabbed a duffle bag out of the closet and tossed it onto Kilpatrick’s bed.
Anthony Davis will not play for the New Orleans Pelicans in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Before New Orleans made the announcement, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Terrence Joneswould start at center if Davis was sidelined by his right quad contusion, which occurred during New Orleans’ loss to Brooklyn on Friday night.
The Cavs trailed 116-113 at the time. The turnover went to LeBron James, his seventh, when his pass in the corner went to no one with 24.2 seconds left. But James did exactly what he was supposed to on the play, which was drawn up by coach Tyronn Lue out of a timeout. Neither Tristan Thompson nor Kyrie Irving followed the plan, and James suggested they forgot the play. “As a ball club that’s trying to win a championship, we can’t have you go from a timeout to the court and forget what you’re supposed to do,” James said. “It’s that simple.”
“I’m not denying that the discussion took place — they take place all the time, but that’s a lot different than consideration,” Van Gundy said. “And clearly, we didn’t make that move. If we want to report on all those … Well, we wanted to see if Cleveland would go (Michael) Gbinije for LeBron. That discussion took place. It took place. If I ask about a guy, that discussion took place. It’s all so much bullshit.”
LeBron James said Gregg Popovich’s taking over as coach for Team USA basketball factors into his own decision to chase another Olympic gold. “It factors a lot,” James said Saturday, before the Cavs play Popovich’s Spurs. “I’ve said that before. He’s just a great mastermind of the game of basketball.”