Jannis Neumann may have eight Dirk Nowitzki bobbleheads perched on his desk, but he had never actually met Nowitzki. On a Thursday earlier this month, after two morning scrimmages online, that changes thanks to an interview set up by a German television station. “If someone had told me I would meet Dirk, I would have told them they’re crazy,” Neumann said. This is Neumann’s first time living in the United States after growing up in northwest Germany, near the Netherlands border. He’s one of three international players on the roster – along with Ryan de Villon, or Devillon, from Toronto, Canada, and Hurst, from England – who relocated internationally.
July 30, 2021 | 1:01 am EDT Update
Rob Schaefer: Arturas Karnisovas on Coby White’s recovery from shoulder injury: “He’s doing great. He’s recovering. He’s going through stages. Spirits are up.” Said going through recovery with team doctors, looking better every day.
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Yam Madar, Payton Pritchard, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith and Moses Brown will all be on the summer league roster. He’s not sure yet whether Begarin will be as well.
Oleh Kosel: Trajan Langdon says that both Trey Murphy III and Herbert Jones expressed a real desire to come to New Orleans, and that was key from the make-up package of potential prospects that the Pelicans were very interested in adding from the 2021 NBA Draft.