Elie: A lot of the stars wanted to get back and play. I remember John Stockton in Vegas trying to speak out, and a lot of the guys just shot him down. It got a little ugly at times. Hunter: It was Stockton, Jeff Hornacek, and Adam Keefe. They got up and said we were making enough money and we should be happy with the 53 percent and take the 53 percent and this, that, and the other. McIlvaine: I remember that not being a popular sentiment. It seemed popular amongst guys with one particular owner.
June 16, 2021 | 8:28 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: Former Mavericks All-Star Michael Finley, already a member of the team’s brain trust as vice president of basketball operations, has immediately emerged as a candidate in the club’s search for a new head of basketball operations, @NYTSports has learned.
Mirjam Swanson: Quin Snyder on playing a Kawhi-less Clips: “Obviously sympathies, wish him a speedy recover. … the personal component always trumps that (competitive component).”
Law Murray: Quin Snyder says that Jazz have already talked about how aggressive Paul George has been, mentions Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris Sr. as players Jazz expect to take on a larger role offensively
June 16, 2021 | 7:40 pm EDT Update
Sarah K. Spencer: As expected, Trae Young (right shoulder soreness) is officially available to play tonight. Also: Brandon Goodwin (minor respiratory condition) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right meniscus tear) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out.