August 11, 2020 | 8:15 pm EDT Update
Chris Haynes: My @NBAonTNT report on Paul George reaching out to Damian Lillard to discuss the back and forth banter that took an ugly turn once family members got involved. pic.twitter.com/DnGv5fG5rb
Drew Hill: Jenkins asked about Tyus Jones’ availability Thursday: “Cautiously optimistic.” They don’t want to just throw him out there.
August 11, 2020 | 8:06 pm EDT Update
Noah Levick: Kyle O’Quinn says Furkan Korkmaz apologized to him after the game for not feeding him at the end of of the game and setting him up for a 1st career triple-double. No hard feelings from O’Quinn.
August 11, 2020 | 7:36 pm EDT Update
Noah Levick: Brett Brown says he thinks Mike Scott’s role in the playoffs may be based on matchups. He’s unsure exactly where Scott factors in right now. “There is a physicality and a toughness with Mike Scott that is undeniable.”
August 11, 2020 | 6:58 pm EDT Update
August 11, 2020 | 5:29 pm EDT Update
Mark Berman: Russell Westbrook (@Russell Westbrook) asked if his personal slogan,Why not?, can apply to #Rockets chances of being the last team standing: “Damn right,Damn right.I don’t see why not..I know the guys n that locker room know that we can win it all..take the championship back to Houston”
Holiday is one of two players who’s been present throughout that process. This season, he was a bridge between eras. Although the Pelicans didn’t make the playoffs, Holiday said he saw enough positives to be intrigued by where this new road might lead.
“I think for us, being consistent is about having time together,” Holiday said. “This is the first year. This is the first year, where we have some young guys, some old guys. But it was really the first year we’ve all played together. Honestly, it looks positive from here on out.”
“It was adventurous for sure,” Holiday said. “There were some ups and down. There were some times where it got kind of hectic there. Zion (Williamson) getting hurt in the beginning. Then the 13-game losing streak. I got hurt for a while. But all in all man, we ended up being in position to make the playoffs. That was something we wanted to do. That was one of our goals. Then the pandemic hit. Just back in the bubble, it’s been an adventure for sure.”
Tom Orsborn: Keldon Johnson called the Spurs veteran leadership amazing: “hey are really instilling trust into us. They are letting us go out there and make mistakes, but they are encouraging us.The vets don’t let us get down on ourselves when we mess up. They are always in our corner .”
August 11, 2020 | 5:16 pm EDT Update
August 11, 2020 | 4:34 pm EDT Update
Drew Hill: TJ: “Tyus will not be available today.” They are still evaluating (as they were the last two games). He said the next step will be to get him in live play.