Head coach Steve Kerr continues to be sidelined by complications from his offseason back surgeries, and general manager Bob Myers told USA TODAY Sports he still has no clarity as to when Kerr will return. But Kerr remains very involved with the team, having spent time with the players and coaches at shootaround in Los Angeles on Thursday morning and attending Friday night’s game.
January 25, 2021 | 8:51 pm EST Update
Connor Letourneau: Kerr is going to start Looney instead of Wiseman tonight at center. “Basically you’ve heard me all year talk about trying to establish ourselves as a defensive team, and the last two games have been disappointing,” Kerr said. “The hope is we can get off to a better start.”
Nick Friedell: Kerr said he spoke to Wiseman and the rookie handled it well. “He understands this is not a demotion by any means … I’m very confident this will be a good part of his development.” Kerr said Wiseman will come in off the bench where Looney did.
Dane Moore: Steve Kerr described the Warriors acquisition and then departure of D’Angelo Russell as “a story of how the NBA works” — from being the other half of a complicated sign-and-trade for Kevin Durant to becoming a valuable asset that became some draft picks.
Andrew Lopez: Sources tell @Adrian Wojnarowski and me that the issue with the postponement in the Spurs-Pelicans game is with a potential coronavirus exposure to a non-team member of the traveling parties of both teams in recent days. The NBA is taking extra precautions with these situations.
Joe Mussatto: Mark Daigneault on George Hill’s right thumb sprain: “The X-rays were negative. It’s just a matter of getting the ability to grip the basketball back. It’s on his shooting hand. They’re just taking it day-by-day. He was evaluated this morning to see if he could play tonight.”
January 25, 2021 | 8:18 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: X-Rays on left knee of Pacers All-Star Domantas Sabonis reveal no structural damage, source tells ESPN. An MRI is planned for Tuesday morning. Sabonis left game after banging knee vs. Raptors tonight.