June 14, 2021 | 3:25 pm EDT Update
Jordan Schultz: Asked Mark Cuban about the “bullshit” Luka report. His response, via text: “I listen to everyone. And I certainly listen to Luka. The whole idea that there is a shadow GM is ridiculous.”
Taylor Rooks: Just spoke to Mark Cuban about the recent reports: “I pay close attention to what Luka says, what the front office, analytics group and our scouts say. What Rick says. The idea that there is a shadow GM is laughable. The idea that anyone but Rick sets rotations is insulting”
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving could miss time after suffering an ankle injury in Game 4 of his team’s second-round matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided an update Monday on KJZ: “I don’t think there’s a great expectation that he can turn this around and be ready for Game 5,” Wojnarowski reported.
He noted James Harden has made “progress” in his recovery from a hamstring injury, but he could also miss the game Tuesday. These injuries are a concern for a Brooklyn team that is in championship-or-bust mode. When one or both of the guards is out, it puts pressure on Kevin Durant to carry the team.
Melissa Rohlin: Scoop: The Orlando Magic have requested to interview Jason Kidd for their vacant head coaching gig and the Lakers granted permission, sources told FOX Sports. Kidd, an assistant coach for the Lakers, will interview with the Magic this week.