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Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley
Position: F
Born: 07/10/85
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $2,564,753
In addition to Silver, Tatum, Stuart, Roberts, Paul and Iguodala, attendees for yesterday’s meeting included NBA President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, NBA Senior Vice President of Player Development Greg Taylor, NBA Senior Vice President of Content Business Operations Kori Davis Porter, NBPA Foundation Executive Director Sherrie Deans, Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks. In addition to Silver, Tatum, Stuart, Roberts, Paul and Iguodala, attendees for yesterday’s meeting included NBA President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, NBA Senior Vice President of Player Development Greg Taylor, NBA Senior Vice President of Content Business Operations Kori Davis Porter, NBPA Foundation Executive Director Sherrie Deans, Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
Green recently spoke with Jared Dudley about the current Lakers team and said it has similarities to the 2014 Spurs team. “I feel like this Lakers team is more similar to our Spurs team than the Toronto team. In Toronto, we had a lot more younger guys. San Antonio, we had a lot more vets, older guys, but we had a mix. Me and Kawhi were a little younger, but in our primes, and then we had some of the older guys. For us, the similarities I see is that we have a lot of experience, and we have the depth — we definitely have the depth. And obviously the most healthy team always wins, and that’s usually a little part of the luck, but a team that’s clicking at the right time.
Lakers forward Jared Dudley says it’s a “misconception” that the NBA would resume its season in a bubble location that is so closely monitored that players would be restricted from exiting the premises until all the games are finished. “You will be allowed to leave,” Dudley said Wednesday on a video conference call with reporters, citing conversations he has been privy to with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts. “Now just because you leave, if we’re going to give you that leeway, if you come back with corona, you can’t play.”
“When you’re dealing with 300 different players — if you’ve seen the [Michael] Jordan documentary, every team’s got a [Dennis] Rodman. He just doesn’t have green and blue hair,” Dudley said, referring to Rodman’s jaunts in “The Last Dance,” when he left the Bulls to go to Las Vegas and WrestleMania. “There’s always someone who’s outside the box, who does that, takes the risk and says, ‘Hey, listen, man, I’m healthy, and I feel good.'” It would be “somewhat selfish,” Dudley said, for a player to do so. That is the case not just because he could put others at risk — although if a player were to contract the coronavirus inside or outside the bubble, Dudley believes the frequent testing would show it rather quickly — but also because it would eliminate him from being able to compete with his team for two weeks while he self-quarantines.
Storyline: Season Resuming?
“Basically, when it comes down to us, we’re a little different than baseball,” Dudley said. “We already had two-thirds of the season done, so we can finish this season relatively quickly, X days of regular season, go straight to the playoffs, get this done in two months . . . We’re already going to push next season back, the following season, to December, if not January at the latest. Because obviously Adam Silver came out in our [conference call with players] and said he doesn’t mind if this season goes into October and the reason why he doesn’t mind is that hopefully by this time next year, maybe we have a cure, maybe we have a vaccine where we can have fans.”
“For us, it’s safety obviously first,” the former Net said. “There’s no vaccine coming this year. So what’s the difference of next year? We’re going to be in Orlando at Disney playing games or in Vegas playing games. You’re going to be in the bubble, play your games, go back to the hotel, give the fans something to watch. But us, it’s if we don’t play, then they’re going to [enact] Force Majeure. They’re going to cancel the [collective bargaining agreement]. That guaranteed contract that everybody raves about for NBA players, that’s gone for next season, I don’t care if you have $40 million, $30 million, the cap is going to be different because the [basketball-related income] is going to be [lowered] because of the TV revenue.”
Melissa Rohlin: Dwight Howard to @Jared Dudley over Inta Live: “I really cant speak for Kobe, so I’ll speak for myself. In that season that I played here, I think there was a lot of egos that was in the way of us being the team we wanted to be. I know that I approached that season wanting to be the best version of myself and also the man. You know, I’m young, I just felt like that at the time. It was really hard for me and Kobe to really communicate. I think we were just at two different stages.”
The Lakers Review: “I don’t think there is a drop dead date. I think the folks I’ve talked to have said ‘we can go as long as we need.’ I mean, they can be playing until Labor Day.” – Ramona Shelburne on the latest with the NBA during her appearance on The Mason and Ireland Show on @ESPNLosAngeles Jared Dudley: I heard even Oct from Adam Silver today...
Storyline: Coronavirus
So many events that we’re so used to coming aren’t going to be there. How do you have a season? Do you think they should, by any means? There’s been talk about going to Vegas or Atlantic City or something, some neutral site? Is that feasible? Jared Dudley: Vegas is the only place that you could do this at. And the reason why, because it is the only place that has the infrastructure of hotel rooms, convention centers, where you don’t even have to go outside to be able to play a basketball game, eat food, sleep in a hotel room. You got the Mandalay Bay, Delano and the Four Seasons, you don’t have to go outside. You can go to every arena. So, if you wanted to bunker down, lock everybody down, to be able to play in there, no one in, no one out.
Storyline: Coronavirus
Jared Dudley: But then, the question is, are we going to be a society by June, July, that we have enough testing for security, hotel personnel, cleaning crew? And now they can’t leave, because if they go home … they have to stay on site for 60 days, maybe 90. And that’s where I get to the point, are we going to get there. Because it’s a ticking thing. You have to be able to July 1, start the season, maybe July 15 to have the season and not affect it. So, you have a time date. We hear the president, we hear Dr. Fauci, it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Are people still not working? Are you allowed to do your job? Are you (reporters) not going to be able to cover it at the arena? No. It makes it less and less likely. For me being less optimistic. I’m hoping we find a vaccine. But if something crazy doesn’t happen, I just don’t see it. And another thing people aren’t talking about, one of the biggest things, let’s just say, “Hey, as a society, yes, we can do that.” Are the players going to be ready when you’re not allowed to use any facilities to work out? We have a stay at home order in California. I technically can’t work out. I have a treadmill and I have an elliptical.
Oh no. Jared Duley: I’m not allowed to shoot a basketball. For four months! And you’re going to give me two to three weeks? To be ready for playoffs and regular season? And be able to have my body play without injuries? That’s the last component where you’re like, “Hey, what’s feasible?” Because the NBA will give you two weeks, that’s not enough. You will 100 percent see injuries you haven’t seen because of that.
You talked earlier about how you felt this was a real championship team. If this doesn’t come back, you may have missed out on your best shot. How much do you want a season knowing this opportunity might be lost? Jared Dudley: Man, I was just thinking about it. Especially after us just beating the Clippers and Milwaukee the way we did. The adjustment we made thinking come playoff time, most likely, we’re going to have to get through these teams. And this is how it is. We saw the adjustments we made, winning at home to Milwaukee and having the success we had defensively against them and beating the Clippers at their arena, even though we might have majority fans, the way we did it. LeBron guarding both Kawhi and Giannis. That probably shocked them, like, “He’s taking the challenge.” And us going to the locker room like, we know it’s just one regular season game, but it meant more. It set a tone mentally, because the Clippers beat us twice. They’re thinking, they beat us three times, “Oh, they got us.”
Jared Dudley: So, for us, I’m not going to say this is it. Even if we win the championship next year, that’s not saying this would not have been our best chance. This would have been our best chance to win, even if you go into the future. The optics and everything was set up. We’re going to have homecourt and we don’t know how it would’ve been. Milwaukee might lose a few more games. We might have caught them. Probably most likely not, but you just don’t know. The momentum we were carrying going into it, it’s hard to repeat that. You see LeBron James teams. He’s had teams that were No. 1. He’s also had teams that slipped up in the regular season and then caught wind in the playoffs. You don’t know next year, we may be the three seed. Yeah, we may beat these other teams in the playoffs, but it’s a lot easier when you have homecourt throughout.
Jared Dudley: Even if we win the championship next year, that’s not saying this would not have been our best chance. This would have been our best chance to win, even if you go into the future. The optics and everything was set up. We’re going to have homecourt and we don’t know how it would’ve been. Milwaukee might lose a few more games. We might have caught them. Probably most likely not, but you just don’t know. The momentum we were carrying going into it, it’s hard to repeat that. You see LeBron James teams. He’s had teams that were No. 1. He’s also had teams that slipped up in the regular season and then caught wind in the playoffs. You don’t know next year, we may be the three seed. Yeah, we may beat these other teams in the playoffs, but it’s a lot easier when you have homecourt throughout.
Jared Dudley: So is testing available for everyone to be able to do it? Is the curve down? Have we plateaued and can we do it in the right time frame? If it’s the right time frame, not rushed, there’s no reason. And I’m someone who likes money but that should not be the main reason for us getting back right now. That’s because you have people’s health, from the virus, health from player safety in terms of injury. We don’t have the proper stuff right now. Hopefully, we have a miracle and hopefully something changes in the next 60 days, but it’s looking more bleak by the day.
Storyline: Coronavirus