Then, Cauley-Stein wondered how he and Curry would operate in pick-and-rolls. Or how opponents would defend him knowing they cannot leave Curry open. Since agreeing to a veteran’s minimum deal with the Warriors six days ago, Cauley-Stein and his friends have circled back to those conversations. Not only will Cauley-Stein have that luxury with Curry. He might have that with Klay Thompson and D’Angelo Russell, too. “How can guys damn near not guard me now because they have to guard Klay, Steph and D-Lo?” Cauley-Stein said. “How are you going to guard a big? You have to tag. If you don’t tag, then it’s a lob. If you do tag, it’s a 3. So pick your poison.”
July 18, 2019 | 7:20 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson will not play for the Canadian national team in this summer’s FIBA World Cup, agent Rich Paul tells @The Athletic @Stadium. Thompson was named on Canada’s training camp roster this week.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Cam Reynolds has agreed to a two-way deal with Milwaukee, agent @JamesDunleavy3 tells ESPN.
The Washington Wizards’ sideline probably will look slightly different for the 2019-20 season, once the team makes intended internal coaching moves. The Wizards are in the preliminary stages of a shift that would promote Jarell Christian to an NBA assistant coach and have Ryan Richman take over the head coaching duties with their G League franchise, the Capital City Go-Go, according to several people with knowledge of the plans that have not yet been finalized.
The expected in-house moves reflect only minor alterations to Brooks’s staff, a unit that has remained relatively constant in his three seasons as Washington’s head coach. The staff also consists of veteran coach Tony Brown, former player Robert Pack, who coached the Wizards during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Mike Terpstra and Maz Trakh.
Capitol Hill staffers lined up on Wednesday to try free vegan sausages and meet former NBA star John Salley at PETA’s 23rd annual Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch. The annual event is organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a prominent animal rights group, and intended to promote the message that “animals are not ours to eat” and tout what the group says are the benefits of going vegan.