At media day on Sept. 24, with training camp set to start the next day, McCaw was a no-show. His qualifying offer was a week from expiring and no one from the team could even get him on the phone. The Warriors front office didn’t know for sure if he was in the Bay, as was the rumor, or back home in St. Louis. At this point, much of the behind-the-scenes conversation around the Warriors was about McCaw and what was going on. Nobody knew. The only understood complaint, according to multiple sources, was that he was unhappy with how Kerr distributed his minutes.
March 22, 2019 | 4:37 am EDT Update
Michael Wilbon of ESPN is reporting that Rivers was told to not take the Lakers job because of superstar small forward LeBron James and his refusal to be coached. “There are people in Southern California right in that environment telling Doc, ‘You don’t want do this.’ And one of those reasons is simply LeBron James. He’s been told by people – and I know this – LeBron doesn’t want to be coached.”
Now that Russell is getting some good pub — the narratives flipping from lottery bust to Magic Johnson gave up on him too quickly — he won’t let it distract him. “I’ve been on the worst side of the tilt,” Russell said after Thursday’s practice at Santa Monica High School. “So to now to be on this side where we’re having a little success, I’ve seen both narratives. I’ve seen every narrative you could throw. When it comes to preparing myself for them, I’ve looked in the mirror and I’ve put myself in the situation before [the media] could.”
James Ham: According to Joerger, no structural damage to Harry Giles leg. Just a thigh bruise and it stiffened up a bit during the half. No reason to risk anything more so Kings shut him down for the evening.