The Cavaliers’ stance could trigger a standoff between Cleveland and Boston officials, forcing both organizations to weigh the consequences of letting blockbuster trade implode. The deadline to report and submit to a physical for the players involved in the trade is 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and the deadline to pass the physical is 10 a.m. on Thursday, per league rules.
September 27, 2022 | 5:25 pm EDT Update
Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams said he hasn’t talked to a bunch of the guys over the summer because he felt they needed a break from him and the gym after G7. Asked if he sees this being a lingering issue with Deandre Ayton, he said, “Not at all.”
Matt George: Keegan Murray shared that one of his focuses in day 1 of training camp was getting comfortable and used to playing with Domantas Sabonis. Sounds like that starting 4 spot is in his mind, even if he won’t say it. pic.twitter.com/YZoLbnCJNx
Michael Singer: Michael Malone says that they’ll have a “flexible” plan when it comes to MPJ’s return. Also says that Porter, Jamal and Nikola deserve a voice in the decision. Said he told the front office that this morning.
September 27, 2022 | 4:31 pm EDT Update
Kellan Olson: Ayton was asked if he is happy here and he said “Yeah, I’m alright. When I’m inbetween those lines now I just work. I’m not playing for myself. I have an organization across my chest and a name on my back I have to represent. I’m just here to work, man.”