From that chaos and confusion, Steve Stoute emerged Tuesday to declare he’s a prominent voice in the organization and, once again, the Knicks are chasing superstars. “The biggest thing is getting free agents and players to know this is a place to show up, this is where they should be,” Stoute said on ESPN’s ‘First Take.’ “I think that narrative has been lost. Players haven’t come, a free agent hasn’t come. And if we can solve that problem, which I know we will, we have a great chance. We’re the most iconic team in the league by far.”
May 7, 2021 | 7:58 pm EDT Update
Eric Nehm: The Bucks have officially listed Giannis Antetokounmpo in their starting lineup for tonight’s game, despite his stomach illness. He’ll start alongside Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, and Brook Lopez.
Rick Bonnell: Former Hornets coach Steve Clifford reflecting on his time here: “I still have a really great relationship with Michael (Jordan), we communicate from time to time.” Cliff left on good terms; no bitterness from either side.
Michael Singer: [Nuggets pre-game Zoom] Moderator: Sounds like you’re muted. Can you say something? Michael Malone: “It smells like sh*t in here.” Moderator: We heard you on that one. First question …
May 7, 2021 | 7:32 pm EDT Update
Andrew Lopez: Just now on NBA Countdown: @Adrian Wojnarowski said he believes the expectation is Zion Williamson is done for the regular season. It’s possible he could return if the Pelicans make the play-in or beyond. But this isn’t a quick return type injury.