The NBA already has announced that he’ll be an honorary coach for the World Team when they play the US Team in the Rising Stars game on Feb. 15. “It’s going to be fun, Friday the coaching, Saturday competing in the 3-point contest, and then Sunday playing a bit,” Nowitzki said. “I’ll hopefully make it fun and enjoy the weekend.”
December 8, 2022 | 1:50 pm EST Update
Coach Billy Donovan has admittedly leaned on a smaller second unit lately, which has severely cut into Drummond’s playing time. “I have a lot of confidence in Andre, he’s been a really good guy,’’ Donovan said. “Like any of these players, they want to be out there on the floor. But you’re not going to be able to play everybody all the time.’’ But not everybody has a per 36 like Drummond. If the center was to get 36 minutes a game, his rebounding numbers would be a career-best 19.4 per game, to go along with 16.6 points.
“For me it’s just a position I have to accept for the time being,’’ Drummond said. “My job is to do whatever it takes to help this team win, whether it’s playing 15 or playing 30 minutes. I said this before, earlier in the year – anyone who knows basketball and has seen me play, knows what I’m capable of doing in 30-plus minutes, but that’s not what this team is asking of me right now. It’s to come out off the bench, be a spark anyway I can, and try and help them win games. That’s what I have to accept.’’
Danny Cunningham: #Cavs head coach JB Bickerstaff has known Kings head coach Mike Brown since Brown started working for JB’s dad, Bernie, when JB was 13 years old. Bickerstaff added that he used to play 1 on 1 with Brown and “bust his ass”
December 8, 2022 | 1:38 pm EST Update
Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young is currently playing on a contract worth north of $240 million, so it’s no surprise he can afford some very nice things. Records show the Texas native, 24, who mainly splits his time between Atlanta and Oklahoma, has paid exactly $20 million for the sprawling Calabasas home of retired NFL linebacker Clay Matthews. The all-custom estate sits within the Estates at the Oaks, a double-gated community where other residents include Britney Spears, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker.