Lacob is animated when talking about the Cousins coup, even more so than the usual. Like many CEO types, Lacob projects an outsized energy. “I have never had coffee in my life,” he says with a laugh. “I don’t need it! Let’s just leave it at that. And I don’t take drugs, I don’t do any of those things.” He speaks quickly, with little pauses between sentences, followed by bursts. The Cousins signing fits a narrative Lacob likes, as it’s a testament to a vision where, for all the Warriors-curbing sentiments at the BOG, the Warriors still remain one step ahead of rules designed to hem them in. “There’s a lot of market inefficiencies in the NBA,” Lacob says. “Other teams could have gotten Cousins, but they didn’t. There’s always going to be some sort of opportunity, some inefficiency, I believe.”
December 10, 2018 | 10:05 pm EST Update
Stefan Bondy: Courtney Lee will play in the G League tomorrow and is scheduled to rejoin the Knicks for Friday’s game in Charlotte, meaning he’ll miss Wednesday’s game in Cleveland. If there’s no Burke (knee) or Trier (hamstring), Frank Ntilikina will have to get another real opportunity.
Derek Bodner: Brett Brown said Joel Embiid was experiencing flu-like symptoms in addition to the migraine. Didn’t think he would play until late.