You’ve often said you love playing in Miami. How much did you pay attention to those trade rumors? Were you nervous? Bam Adebayo: “I wasn’t nervous. It’s that state of mind where you just don’t know. You don’t know what’s going to happen. Every day when I got a (social-media) notification, I would break out in sweats because I’d be like, ‘Yo, this might be the day. I might be shipped out of here.’ Seriously, it’s a kind of feeling a lot of people don’t know what that feels like. I’ve seen my brother (Josh Richardson) get traded. That feeling sucks the air out of the room. That’s pretty much how it feels. If my phone was ringing, just hearing that, you’re like, `Today might be the day.’ It’s the state of the unknown. It’s pretty scary.”
May 12, 2021 | 4:47 pm EDT Update
J. Michael Falgoust: There isn’t any update on Myles Turner who has turf toe. I’m told he’s still trying to get back on the floor for #Pacers but his return remains a question. That injury is hard to judge and it doesn’t take much to re-injure again if it’s not 100%
Turkish power forward Alperen Sengun has submitted paperwork to make himself eligible for the 2021 NBA draft, as reported by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and later on confirmed by the player himself on his social media.
May 12, 2021 | 3:37 pm EDT Update
“Man, I feel like I’m the Defensive Player of the Year every year,” Holiday told Yahoo Sports in an exclusive phone interview. “I’m not joking about that. And I know this is my opinion, and other people have different opinions and they’ll probably think I’m crazy. But I think what I bring defensively on the court, a lot of people don’t really do, to be completely honest. “I feel like I should be in the conversation every year. I’m being serious. This isn’t the first year I’ve been playing defense this way.”