“The translations can be tough,” Kelly, who was in second season in Japan, said via phone last week. “But the people are incredibly kind and welcoming. The food is great. My dad came out there the first year and he didn’t realize that right near my apartment, not that I was eating there, but there’s a Krispy Kreme there. Tokyo’s an incredible city. It’s a beautiful place with a lot of history.” Testing for COVID-19 was not mandatory in Japan. The country had taken the position of other nations that it would save its tests for those who showed the most acute symptoms of the illness, and try to keep those people in clusters so that they would not spread the virus. The country had quarantined a cruise ship in Yokohama in which more than 700 persons who’d been aboard ultimately tested positive for COVID-19, but that one hotspot accounted for a huge portion of the country’s total positives.
July 30, 2021 | 3:18 am EDT Update
J. Michael: Golden State, league sources tell @IndyStarSports , is trying to get the #Pacers to part with Duarte. Offering Moody + other assets. They’re not budging right now. Duarte was the pick they wanted, too, apparently. Top of their board
Joe Mussatto: Presti on the SGA rumors: “I think what I’ve learned and what our players understand is that we live in the age of social media and people are gonna manufacture things.” He likened the talk to gossip magazines at the grocery store.
Michael Scotto: The Detroit Pistons have added former Toledo guard Spencer Littleson to their Summer League roster, a league source told @HoopsHype. Littleson led all NCAA players in 3-pointers made last season.
Bryan Kalbrosky: SDSU’s Jordan Schakel has committed to play summer league for the Golden State Warriors, per source.