Where things are moving more quickly, John Petty said in a telephone interview, are in his contacts with other teams. “I’ve done 12 Zoom interviews already,” Petty said. “I don’t want to say any specific teams but I’ve gotten some great feedback. They have been impressed. We’ve talked about my elbow (a hyperextending which knocked him out of two games late late season.) It has perfectly healed, no problem. My process now is to keep working out, be patient, talk to scouts and hopefully get a great answer from them (about a potential draft position.) If that happens, I’m probably going to stay in. … I will have a decision but I’m going to be patient.”
March 2, 2021 | 9:34 pm EST Update
Joe Mullinax: Ja Morant with 35 points and 10 assists. The Grizzlies with back-to-back huge wins setting themselves up to close out the first half of the season really well despite all of the other things. This team is different.
Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel, on Trezz’s defense this season. “He’s working really hard. He’s giving great effort in the schemes that we’re putting in, which are complex… We’re working with him on those, but I feel like he’s doing a great job picking things up.”
Harrison Faigen: Frank didn’t want to make too much of LeBron’s D the last 2 games, because he thinks he’s been great all year. “The last two opponents we’ve had a lot more double teams, which activates our back side, so I think it’s a combination of the scheme that we’re in, plus his mindset.”