Kerr said: “We gotta find that balance between pace and discipline. Right? So we’re a little out of sorts because we’re trying to push it, trying to push it. And now we’re turning it over a little bit. I thought our defense was actually really good in the first quarter. But then we turned it over and they got some easy ones. And now we’re playing from behind. But in the second quarter we got out of sorts. So, get your poise back, wings run like crazy. Just settle in on like three stops in a row. Three stops in a row and the push will come from that. Settle in. We’ll be all right.”
October 20, 2020 | 4:32 pm EDT Update
From Denver’s perspective, trading for Beal means including rookie Michael Porter Jr. That’s a non-starter for the Nuggets, who are highly unlikely to part with Porter unless they get a superstar in return, according to a league source.
The first is that he’s given no indication [Bradley Beal] wants to leave Washington, and multiple league sources believe the Wizards don’t want to move him. He has two more seasons before deciding on a 2022-’23 player option, which buys the Wizards time. Not that the Wizards have been in anything other than purgatory the last few seasons, but moving Beal means a full-scale rebuild.
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October 20, 2020 | 4:12 pm EDT Update
For all the changes to the Rockets since last season, with the departure of Mike D’Antoni as coach and Daryl Morey as general manager, owner Tilman Fertitta said on Tuesday that the stars of his roster will remain. The “window,” he said, is still open, giving him no reason for more widespread changes.