Adams said there’s always a “tension” before the trade deadline. Rather than sifting through rumors, the Thunder center is waiting to hear from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “As we all know,” Adams said, “what Woj says is prophecy.”
January 23, 2021 | 1:03 pm EST Update
Ava Wallace: Scott Brooks on Westbrook’s timeline: “It all just basically comes down to how you feel the next day after a good workload. …If he feels great [tomorrow], then we can make some decisions then. If he doesn’t, we can always wait another game or two or three.”
New NBA G League signing Jeremy Lin has begun his quarantine in Santa Cruz ahead of the new season with the Warriors and the “Linsanity” star is keeping himself busy as he isolates. The 32-year-old revealed how his Christian faith has helped him press on with his dream of returning to the NBA, while also announcing US$200,000 in grants for local Bay Area initiatives for Asian-American and Pacific Islander youth from his charitable foundation.
Once in the bubble there will be four more days of quarantine then nine days of team practice before the 15-game season begins. “I hope if I can perform well in these 15 games then in the middle there will be NBA teams that show an interest in me so I can be called up anytime.”
Tyrese Haliburton wants to haunt the Knicks’ dreams. Thus far, he’s doing a good job. The Sacramento Kings rookie reiterated Friday night his position as a steal of the draft, working in 16 points and four blocks in a victory over one of the 11 teams that passed him in the draft. “My job is to make them think about that when they go to sleep,” Haliburton said.
The 20-year-old combo guard then tweeted the meme of Kermit the Frog sipping tea, the famous symbol for insulting another party’s misfortune while also staying above the fray.
The Miami Heat are planning to allow fans into AmericanAirlines Arena again starting on Jan. 28, and those fans can expect the usual gamut of COVID-19 precautions: mandatory masks, social distancing, increased cleaning, limited attendance. And dogs.
The Heat recently released guidelines for fans planning to attend a game, and it included an entire video, seen above, showing how a group of specially trained dogs will be on hand to sniff fans to see if they have COVID-19 as they enter the arena. Because apparently dogs can do that now. Specifically, fans will stand in a distanced line, at which point an employee will guide a dog past the line. If a dog signals it has detected the coronavirus by sitting down in front of a person, that person and their entire group will be denied entry to the arena.
January 23, 2021 | 12:58 pm EST Update
To this day, Jarrett Jack, 37, considers his lone season with the Warriors the chief highlight of an NBA career that spanned 13 years and eight teams. Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that his quest to return to the sport’s highest level has brought him back to the East Bay. Last week, Jack signed with G League Ignite — a developmental team based in Walnut Creek that provides elite prospects a one-year alternative to college basketball — as what’s being aptly termed a “veteran player.”