Multiple coaches, however, have yet to see the benefit of the challenge. Asked what improvements he might make, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “I would tweak it by getting rid of it altogether. “In fact, I would get rid of all replay if it were up to me, because these stoppages in play just aren’t good for the game,” Kerr told Yahoo Sports. (FYI: His five successful challenges so far trail only Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens.) “I’d rather see a good flow in the game. We stop the game for so many reasons, and yet even with replay, we don’t get all the calls right. It’s impossible to get all the calls right in the NBA. It’s such a fast game, and there are so many bang-bang calls that could go either way, so even with replay you see plays on tape all the time that you think you got a raw deal on. In my mind, there should be no replay. “We should just live with the results,” added Kerr.
January 16, 2021 | 5:59 pm EST Update
Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney during a physical prior to finalizing the four-team trade with Brooklyn, Houston and Cleveland. LeVert will undergo further medical tests and more details will follow as needed.
Caris LeVert: “On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance. We are grateful for their extreme thoroughness during the physical process and I am looking forward to joining the team and being part of this great organization as soon as possible.”
Andrew Lopez: Stan Van Gundy says Nickeil Alexander-Walker sent SVG a text last night apologizing about being “dismissive” after he was coming out the game for his 5th foul. Stan says he doesn’t even remember getting any attitude. Says him being frustrated was just part of the game.
Will Guillory: Eric Bledsoe joked, “I didn’t think I was gonna make it” when asked how it was to deal with his eye issue. Said it unlike anything anything he experienced before. He still doesn’t look like he’s 100 percent comfortable yet.