Vivek Ranadive pushed for Kings to draft Marvin Bagley over Luka Doncic

Vivek Ranadive pushed for Kings to draft Marvin Bagley over Luka Doncic

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Vivek Ranadive pushed for Kings to draft Marvin Bagley over Luka Doncic

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The source said Vivek Ranadive and Brandon Williams were driving forces behind the decision to draft Marvin Bagley III over Luka Doncic in 2018, but there was consensus within the organization because Bagley was a “modern-day big who could run the floor with De’Aaron Fox.” The source said the Kings nearly acquired Jordan Clarkson from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a trade involving Yogi Ferrell, but they didn’t act fast enough due to Ranadive’s involvement. Instead, the Cavaliers traded Clarkson to the Utah Jazz, where he would become the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, in exchange for Dante Exum and two future second-round draft picks.
Source: Sacramento Bee

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
My All-NBA votes:
1st
C: Nikola Jokic
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo
F: Jayson Tatum
G: Luka Doncic
G: Devin Booker
2nd
C: Joel Embiid
F: Kevin Durant
F: LeBron James
G: Ja Morant
G: Steph Curry
3rd
C: Karl-Anthony Towns
F: Pascal Siakam
F: DeMar DeRozan
G: Trae Young
G: Chris Paul – 6:34 PM
Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
My In Street Clothes Podcast cohost @BrianSuttererMD did a great video detailing what we know so far on Luka Doncic’s calf injury. Check it out. youtu.be/tFxTjXACy-86:29 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Luka Doncic game one of the Jazz playoff series. pic.twitter.com/FpKD8EhDAB5:48 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid named NBA Players of the week sportando.basketball/en/luka-doncic…4:19 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs just announced they’ll have their first playoff practice tomorrow morning with media availability for Jason Kidd and at least one player around 12:30 p.m.
I’m confident there will be some Luka Doncic update before then and also confident Luka Doncic will not be that player. – 4:17 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Tim Legler and Max Kellerman debate top 5 most important players in #NBAPlayoffs:
Kellerman
1. Kevin Durant
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
3. Joel Embiid
4. Ja Morant
5. Stephen Curry
Legler
1. James Harden
2. Stephen Curry
3. Jayson Tatum
4. Jimmy Butler
5. Luka Doncic
No #Suns? pic.twitter.com/CPlO2XeGqM4:11 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
The Mavs were 16-18 in December. They went 36-12 since then. That’s a Win % of 75%.
In that span:
— Luka 30/10/9 on 46/37%
— Brunson 16/4/4 on 51/40%
— Dinwiddie 16/3/4 on 50/40%
#MuseTakeover pic.twitter.com/aUx09qixKm4:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Tim Legler and Max Kellerman debate 5 most important players in #NBAPlayoffs
Kellerman
1. Kevin Durant
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
3. Joel Embiid
4. Ja Morant
5. Stephen Curry
Legler
1. James Harden
2. Stephen Curry
3. Jayson Tatum
4. Jimmy Butler
5. Luka Doncic
No #Suns? pic.twitter.com/UEb4desAEf4:02 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Nikola Jokic has led the @Denver Nuggets in total points, rebounds, and assists in each of the last five seasons.
No other player in NBA history has recorded more than three such seasons in a row:
5 – Jokic
3 – Wilt Chamberlain
3 – LeBron James
3 – Luka Doncic pic.twitter.com/PCVQkjco214:01 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
There have only been 7 seasons in NBA history where a player has averaged:
28+ PPG
9+ RPG
8+ APG
Luka Dončić already has 2 of those seasons in 4 years.
#MuseTakeover pic.twitter.com/9bJpnwbtg83:49 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Luka Dončić has MORE career 30-point Triple Doubles than:
• Larry Bird
• Magic Johnson
• Kobe Bryant
• Jason Kidd
• Michael Jordan
• Giannis
• Nikola Jokic
• Kevin Durant
Luka is 23 years old.
#MuseTakeover pic.twitter.com/lDxzEfCHL53:30 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Highest career Playoff PPG of All-Time
1. Luka Dončić: 33.5
2. Michael Jordan: 33.4
Get healthy soon, Luka.
#MuseTakeover pic.twitter.com/BM9WWTj1yI3:22 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
NBA Players of the Week for the final week of the season: Mavericks‘ Luka Doncic and 76ers‘ Joel Embiid. – 3:01 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2018, the @Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz had 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a win over the Bucks.
Fultz became the first teenager in NBA history to record a triple-double. Three others have done so since: Luka Doncic (4x), Josh Giddey (4x), and LaMelo Ball. pic.twitter.com/I7WO0ZqSxK3:01 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
From @TimCowlishaw: Circumstances suggest Luka Doncic’s injury could, and should, have been avoided dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…2:23 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bagley on being used as a lob threat in Detroit: “That’s how I like to play. That’s the type of style I like to be a part of. Getting up and down, being athletic, running, that’s a part of my game.” – 2:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley: “I like getting up and down, being athletic and running … being in a situation where I’m able to show that off brings that excitement back. Like I said before, it’s supposed to feel like this.” – 2:11 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Marvin Bagley III on being a lob threat: “That’s how I like to play … that’s a part of my game, and being in a situation where I’m able to show that off, it definitely brings that excitement back. It’s supposed to feel like that.” – 2:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley: “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t come in thinking it would be a certain way. I just wanted to show up and play as hard as I could; get to know the guys, coaches and Troy.” – 2:10 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Marvin Bagley III on his time in DET: “I’m having fun again in this new situation, and that’s really all you can ask for. I’ve enjoyed it since I’ve been here and I’m excited for what the future holds.” – 2:09 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Asked Marvin Bagley III about what he’s learned about himself after the trade: “I just came into a new situation with an open mind and come ready to work. I learned that locking into something and enjoying the process … I’m having fun again.” – 2:09 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Marvin Bagley III on what he’s learned about himself since the trade from SAC: “I tried to come into a whole new situation with an open mind and ready to work.” – 2:08 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bagley on entering free agency: “I did the best that I could, and that’s pretty much all I can ask for. Waking up every day and putting my best foot forward. I always say do my best and let God handle the rest.” – 2:08 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Marvin Bagley III on his short-term audition in Detroit: “I did my best that I could, and that’s pretty much all that I could ask for.” – 2:08 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley on making an impression: “I did the best I could. That’s all I could ask for.” – 2:08 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Marvin Bagley III: “These past few weeks have been exciting for me. Probably the most fun I’ve had playing the game, and that’s how it’s supposed to feel.” – 2:07 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley: “When I got here, the spirits were high in the locker room. We approached every day with the mindset of getting better. … This is probably the most fun I’ve had playing the game.” – 2:07 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Marvin Bagley III on the second-half turnaround: “When I got here, the spirits were high in the locker room, and we took every game seriously, and we approached every game with a mindset of getting better.” – 2:07 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
The Mavs are 8-9 in games they played without Doncic. 2-0 since the Dinwiddie trade (SAC & HOU). Dinwiddie started 7 games for DAL. Mavs went 6-1 in those games, avg just under 22 pts/gm. – 1:54 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
All-NBA First Team:
G Trae Young
G Luka Doncic
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
F Nikola Jokic
C Joel Embiid
All-NBA Second Team:
G Steph Curry
G Devin Booker
F Jayson Tatum
F DeMar DeRozan
C Karl-Anthony Towns – 1:27 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
wanted to reiterate my correct All-NBA selections, separate from the incorrect graphic during the show, just for clarity:
1st: Luka, Booker, Giannis, Embiid, Jokic
2nd: Curry, Ja, Tatum, KD, KAT
3rd: CP3, DeRozan, Siakam, LeBron, Bam
Full episode ⬇️
youtu.be/WE2nlRqgp5E1:11 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks-Spurs takeaways: It was a great regular season, but Luka’s injury and playing Utah in the first round sets up an interesting week leading up to Game 1.
mavs.com/mav-spurs-take…12:56 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
LOCKED ON JAZZ – Utah Jazz vs. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks Part 1: An Overview – lockedonjazz.net/jazz/utah-jazz…12:26 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
All-Time NBA European Teams
First Team: Nowitzki, Giannis, Gasol, Parker, Doncic
Second Team: Jokic, Kukoc, Petrovic, Stojakovic, Sabonis
But who would win actually 🤔
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…12:15 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
It seems a lot of people think Pat Bev will check Paul George. He won’t
Jarred Vanderbilt will be the primary matchup on PG, because he always takes big ball-handlers (LeBron, Luka, etc). But Anthony Edwards will also get a lot of work on him. Switches, sloppy cross matches, etc pic.twitter.com/I5rBleAiLM12:10 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic will get an MRI on his strained left calf this afternoon, sources said. Mavs will know more about the severity of the injury at that point. – 12:01 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Over NY’s final five games,
Obi Toppin averaged:
27.2 points,
6.2 rebounds,
3.8 made treys.
The only other players to average more than 27 points and six rebs in April were Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, LeBron James, Luka Doncic, Pascal Siakam & Kevin Durant
tommybeer.substack.com/p/obi-and-iq-c…10:38 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Good morning to everyone looking for updates on Luka Doncic’s calf strain. I promise as always, I’ll share any updates here as soon as there are any updates to share. – 10:25 AM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Luka Dončić is scheduled for an MRI exam today to determine the severity of his left calf strain and likely recovery timetable.
Dallas opens the playoffs Saturday against Utah at 1 PM ET; Dončić was hurt in Sunday’s regular season finale.
More from me: marcstein.Substack.com9:18 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Luka Doncic limps off floor with calf strain, status for playoffs unknown nba.nbcsports.com/2022/04/11/luk…8:01 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Luka Doncic suffers a calf strain in the last regular-season game
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…6:03 AM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
After Doncic injury, attention turns to health as Jazz-Mavericks get set for playoff series. It appears Utah now has that advantage. ksl.com/article/503852…2:42 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Sitting here eating a rice cake with peanut butter and thinking about how Luka Doncic received likely the most costly overturned-technical-foul, no-suspension appeal decision in NBA history.
Forfeiting a game check probably seems like small potatoes rn – 1:51 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
After putting away Portland, the Jazz quickly switched their focus to Dallas: “They’re formidable. We have tons of respect for their program. Obviously, Luka [Doncic] is unique, and he’s the kind of player that is capable of putting a team on his back.”
sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…1:38 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
The Triple Team! 3 thoughts on
1. The history of calf strains… will Luka be back by Game 1?
2. The Jazz’s 2021-22 regular season is complete. Some statistical notes on every Jazz player’s season.
3. A quick recap of the year
sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…1:35 AM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
If the NBA had upheld Luka’s 16th technical, he would be 100 percent healthy for Dallas’ playoff opener against Utah.
Just saying. – 1:07 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
And to make matters worse for Mavs, in trying to get Luka healthy, @NBA has announced that Mavs-Jazz will be the first game out of the blocks on Sat. Noon tip @theeagledallas. A 7:00 Sunday game would have been nice. – 12:46 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Reactions to Luka’s injury and playing the Jazz in the first round of the playoffs: “For some reason,” Jalen Brunson said, “I feel like he’ll be ready to go.”
mavs.com/luka-injured-i…12:42 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
POSTCAST – The playoffs are here and the Utah Jazz play Luca Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks – lockedonjazz.net/jazz/postcast-…12:40 AM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Y’all are missing the point, this is clearly the NBA’s fault for rescinding the 16th technical foul on Luka – 12:31 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
POSTCAST – the playoffs are here. The Jazz face Luca Doncic and the Mavericks twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…12:20 AM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Luka gets the least possible time to get healthy after his calf strain tonight. Mavs-Jazz opens the playoffs next Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. – 12:12 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jalen Brunson on Luka Doncic: “For some reason I feel like he’ll be ready to go, knowing the competitor he is.” – 12:09 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Brunson on Doncic injury: “For some reason, I believe he’ll be ready to go, the competitor that he is.” – 12:09 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Here’s the latest on Mavs vs. Jazz and Luka Doncic’s calf injury.
mavs.com/luka-injured-i…12:07 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
5 storylines in Mavs-Jazz playoff series: Luka Doncic’s injury overshadows best hopes in a decade dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…12:04 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Despite a sluggish start, the Utah Jazz overwhelmed the Blazers to earn No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and a matchup against a Dallas team suddenly in fear of a Sunday night calf injury to star Luka Doncic. sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…12:03 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Golden state wins in New Orleans
It’s official
Utah/Dallas first round….the Jazz will have to go through Luka Doncic – 11:56 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd said he hasn’t talked to Luka or medical staff yet.
Said starters were going to play normal minutes for three quarters, and Luka’s injury came 2:24 before then.
Kidd: “We weren’t playing the New Orleans score. We were just trying to get better with the long layoff.” – 11:55 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd: “I haven’t talked to medical or Luka. . . We’ll know more tomorrow.” – 11:53 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Luka Doncic injury update: Mavericks star suffers calf strain in final game of regular season vs. Spurs
https://t.co/uag4ZHVJ70 pic.twitter.com/egR60CV3ct11:40 PM

Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
Re: Luka: There’s a lot of variability in calf strains. The calf is actually a muscle complex made up of multiple muscles. Severity & location will factor into resulting recovery. Average time lost for calf strains in the NBA this season was 16 days (median 17, minimum = 3 days) – 11:36 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Spurs just saw Luka go down in what will ultimately be a meaningless game. They’ve gotten plenty of time for the starters. Win ties them with WAS for lottery odds. Why is everyone still in? – 11:30 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jazz C Rudy Gobert missed three weeks this season with a mild calf strain. That’s not to say that Luka Doncic will need that much time — and Gobert likely would have returned soon had it been the playoffs — but it’s an example of the recovery timetable from a similar injury. – 11:29 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Luka Doncic leaves Mavericks’ regular-season finale with left calf strain dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:27 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Re Luka, a strained calf still puts him in danger of missing time in playoffs. Rare that a calf or hamstring that causes that type of limp resolves in less than a week. – 11:24 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic leaves Mavericks’ regular-season finale with apparent left leg injury dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:23 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Scoreobard watching:
GSW is up 20 so they are likely to be the 3rd seed.
UTA is up 16 points so DEN is likely to be the 6th seed.
DAL is up 13 points, but Luka now has a calf strain.
DEN’s best case scenario is now GSW blowing this lead & DAL holding on. – 11:23 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
There’s initial optimism that Dallas star Luka Doncic hasn’t suffered a significant injury, source tells ESPN. Team is calling it a strained left calf. – 11:22 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Trying to figure out why Luka was even playing tonight pic.twitter.com/d3QxT2Gq7Y11:22 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka strained his left calf and will not return to tonight’s game. – 11:22 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic suffered a left calf strain against the Spurs tonight, per the team. The playoffs are less than one week away. – 11:21 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Luka has a left calf strain that he suffered late in the 3Q. He will be out for the remainder of the game. – 11:21 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Mavs say Luka Dončić (left calf strain) will not return to tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. – 11:20 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Mavericks say Luka Doncic has a left calf strain and will miss remainder of Spurs game tonight. – 11:20 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Left calf strain for Doncic. Will not return – 11:20 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Per Mavs: Luka Dončić (left calf strain) will not return to tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. – 11:20 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
C’mon man. Luka has to be ok. Not in Game 82. – 11:16 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka looked to be holding his knee after this play. Couldn’t get a look at what might have happened to him. pic.twitter.com/LjD1v2FapD11:16 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
With 2:24 to go in the third quarter and Dallas leading San Antonio comfortably in the teams’ season finale, Luka Doncic has hobbled off the floor with an apparently left leg injury. – 11:14 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka limps to the locker room after rubbing his left calf. – 11:13 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic is grabbing at his calf, limping on his way directly from the court to the locker room. – 11:13 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka Doncic clutching his left calf after an offensive possession. He’s heading to locker room with director of athletic performance Casey Smith. – 11:12 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic is grabbing his left calf and asked for a timeout. – 11:12 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs-Spurs tied at 59 in a very entertaining 1st half. 21 lead changes & 9 ties. No lead larger than 7 (and no larger than 4 in the last 18 minutes). Doncic w/18-6-4. Vassell w/13 for SA. Mavs trying for 1st ever season sweep of SA. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas10:45 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Luka debuts his “El Matador” Jordan 11 IE PE pic.twitter.com/GqMrLjA1gb10:40 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka not the least bit happy about no foul on the last play of the half. By the way, he can get as many technicals as he wants and he won’t be suspended for any games, playoffs or next season. Of course, he’d get ejected with two of them. BTW, Mavs tied with Spurs at 59. – 10:40 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The Spurs, in a game they would probably be better off not winning, are tied with Dallas at half 59-59. They are probably lucky the NBA rescinded Luka’s 16th technical the other day. He’s got 18 points at intermision. – 10:39 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Good time to remind folks, if Doncic gets a tech tonight it won’t result in a suspension — either in playoffs or next season. When this question came up late last season, an NBA official told me the 16-tech rule stipulates that the suspension happen in the season it occurred. – 10:13 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic spent most of the break between quarters engaging in a calm discussion with ref James Williams. No T called. pic.twitter.com/bw9h473dXO10:09 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 1
Vassell, Keldon 6 pts each | Powell 8 pts
Jones 5 pts | Luka 7 pts
Spurs are winning paint and mid-range
Mavs are winning FT line – 10:06 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
My goodness Luka! That was deep! – 9:48 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
With his heels on the center-court logo, Luka Doncic drills a 3-pointer as the Mavericks take an early 11-6 lead. – 9:47 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
As MVP chant subsides, Luka rules up the crowd. pic.twitter.com/WeNZFwWq8K9:41 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Luka Garza said he experienced it all his rookie season — being a reserve, playing in the G League, starting in the NBA, playing 40 minutes. He thinks his crash course this season will prepare him well for the summer and where he needs to improve. – 9:36 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Luka Garza said he benefited from the opportunity in his rookie season: “In year one, I’ve had it all: I’ve been a rotation guy (in the NBA) and I’ve been in the G League.” – 9:35 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Luka Garza on finishing his rookie season: “It’s insane realizing these last couple of games would be it. I remember Summer League like it was yesterday.” – 9:32 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
SA starters: Vassell, Johnson, Poeltl, Primo, Murray
8:40 tip @theeagledallas9:05 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Jason Kidd was informed that players get a maximum of seven technical fouls in the playoffs before they earn a suspension. Regarding Luka, Kidd said: “You get seven? I’m telling him six.” – 8:41 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Saben Lee, Braxton Key and Luka Garza are starting the second half. Looks like Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart are done tonight – 8:21 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALFTIME: 76ers 62, Pistons 60. Casey brought back starters to end the first half and the 15-point gap immediately closed. Curious if we’ll see them to start the second half.
Isaiah Stewart: 10 points, 6 rebounds
Isaiah Livers: 9 points
Killian Hayes: 8 points
Luka Garza: 7p – 8:07 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Jason Kidd was under the impression that players get 6 technicals in the playoffs before getting a suspension, but when told the number actually is 7, Kidd says: “I’m going to tell Luka he only gets 6.” – 7:58 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
A player in the playoffs is suspended for one game after receiving his 7th technical foul. Jason Kidd said he’s going to tell Luka Doncic that he gets 6 technical fouls before he’s suspended. – 7:56 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Embiid isn’t playing tonight. This means that Luka Doncic can win the scoring title … by scoring 167 points for Dallas against San Antonio later tonight.
I say he goes for it. – 5:13 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham (right hip soreness) is questionable for tonight’s finale at #Sixers.
Jerami Grant, Hamidou Diallo, Marvin Bagley III and Cory Joseph remain OUT. – 3:01 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play today.
That means Joel Embiid will win the NBA’s scoring title … unless something like this happens — he plays today, scores zero points, and Luka Doncic scores 138 points or more.
Hence, I think Joel Embiid has won the scoring title. – 2:10 PM

More on this storyline

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Kings and Alvin Gentry are discussing a front-office role and a resolution is expected sometime this week, sources tell ESPN. Gentry has a year left on his contract. -via Twitter @wojespn / April 11, 2022
Multiple sources told The Bee there is a sense that the dynamic has changed in Sacramento since the Kings hired current general manager Monte McNair to replace Divac in September 2020. One of the team’s minority owners said he believes McNair is calling the shots without interference. “I’ve looked people in the eye and said, ‘We know this has been a problem. Is it a problem today?’ They’re telling me it’s not,” he said. “Does Vivek have the right to approve trades or give his input? Yeah, but I don’t believe Vivek is micromanaging Monte. I believe Monte is in charge and has total control.” -via Sacramento Bee / April 11, 2022

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