Mark Medina: Early sense from Warriors on McCaw: openness on matching McCaw’s offer sheet is based more on maximizing assets in potential trade than wanting to retain him. Warriors mindful of luxury taxes and how McCaw would be welcomed back in the locker room given his prolonged absence
June 18, 2021 | 8:27 pm EDT Update
Ohm Youngmisuk: Ty Lue on the Clippers’ this morning at shootaround: “Everyone’s locked in and focused. We understand we won a big game in Utah but the series is not over.” Lue says Utah is number one for a reason and he’s banking on Conley playing tonight.
Duane Rankin: “Nobody should be fighting in the stands.” Cameron Payne on #Suns fan Nick McKellar fight in Game 3 in Denver. Devin Booker reached out as McKellar will get WCF tickets, autographed jersey. “It was Suns fan so we support him, but we’ve got to be mindful of things like that.”
Tom Orsborn: “To have their leadership, their experience, their support added to what (the Holts) are already doing is pretty exciting,” Pop said of Dell and Sixth Street. “We look forward to great partnerships, new ideas and continuing what we have.”
June 18, 2021 | 6:55 pm EDT Update
Long-time Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea – as former coach Rick Carlisle has often noted the last connection to the franchise’s 2011 NBA championship – is ready to move from a playing career overseas to a position on the Mavs’ coaching staff that Carlisle just left behind. “For sure,” Barea said on Friday when DallasBasketball.com asked him about the idea of coming back to Dallas to be a part of the next coaching staff here. “That’s what I want.”