Tony Jones: The next two days will be important for Donovan Mitchell…Hearing he fought through “major pain” in order to return to this game. So, getting treatment is going to be critical for his health going forward in this series
May 23, 2018 | 2:37 pm EDT Update
The L.A. Clippers today announced that the team has agreed to a contract extension with head coach Doc Rivers. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Doc is one of the top coaches in the NBA, coming off one of his finest seasons since joining the Clippers,” said L.A. Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer. “We trust Doc to lead a competitive, tough, hard-working team while upholding a culture of accountability expected to resonate throughout the organization.”
“I am proud of the success we have had here over the last five seasons, but there is more work to be done,” said Rivers. “We are coming off a year where our team battled through many challenges and much adversity, proving deep talent and even greater potential. I am looking forward to getting back to work on the court to develop our players and compete with the NBA’s elite.”
The Knicks are focusing on selecting a wing or a big man with the No. 9 pick in the NBA Draft on June 21, and are unlikely to take a point guard even if Oklahoma’s Trae Young or Alabama’s Collin Sexton fall, a league source told SNY.tv. “I’d be shocked if they took a guard at 9,” the league source told SNY.tv. “I’d be shocked.” The Knicks have a glut of point guards in Trey Burke, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Frank Ntilikina, all of whom worked out at the team’s Tarrytown facility earlier this week.
The wing-starved Knicks are more likely to to select a wing or a four man. There is a chance Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., or Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. could fall to the Knicks at 9, but that doesn’t appear likely. The 6-10 Carter Jr. is projected at No. 7 to the Bulls and the 6-10 Porter Jr. is projected to go to the Cavs at 8, per ESPN. “Everybody wants Carter and Porter to fall,” the source said. “[The Knicks] are looking for a wing, a four, a five, they’re not taking a guard. They’re not taking a guard.”