“I mean think how easy that would be,” Russillo replied. “We have to worry about one guy.” “I’ve talked to the Warriors about his kind of stuff,” Lowe continued. “What’s in Jack’s book is 100 percent what they say when you ask them about Russ.” The numbers back up McCallum and Lowe’s claims. In Westbrook’s last 17 games against the Warriors, he has shot better than 40 percent just three times and has averaged 27 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Three of those games included Kevin Durant in a Thunder uniform.
July 16, 2018 | 9:43 pm EDT Update
During the latest episode of ESPN’s “The Lowe Post” podcast, ESPN’s NBA Insider Brian Windhorst says Toronto could be in the “driver’s seat” to land San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and went on to say the Lakers and Sixers have bowed out of the Kawhi sweepstakes.
Brian Windhorst: “I think they’re in the driver’s seat for Kawhi because I think the Lakers have given up.” “The Sixers have given up and with the Nets, Bulls and Hawks spending their cap space, it makes it harder to assemble a multi-team trade. I think the Raptors are in the driver’s seat.”
Matt Velazquez: Marshall Plumlee is no longer on a two-way contract with the Bucks, giving them at least one two-way spot to work with. Bucks extended a qualifying offer to fellow two-way player Xavier Munford earlier this summer.
Walton told ESPN he has been encouraged by their early communication. “He’s about the team. He’s about doing things the right way, and he’s about winning,” Walton said. “I can work with those qualities.”
Mike Trudell: Alex Caruso will not play in tonight’s semifinal game vs. Cleveland due to an illness. He’s back at the team hotel, in fact. Caruso been terrific in L.A.’s 5-0 run in Vegas, and will be missed on both ends of the floor.