Per MacMahon, Houston’s target was Nerlens Noel of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here’s how he described it on Zach Lowe’s podcast: “They obviously went all in on micro-ball, but they thought at the time that they could find a bargain big man. If Clint Capela was a full-service Marriott, they thought they could find a Courtyard by Marriott type of big man to at least be in the rotation. For example, they had discussions before the trade deadline and were optimistic and thought that they could get a deal done to bring in Nerlens Noel.”
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October 21, 2020 | 2:06 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN reporting with @_andrew_lopez : Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a deal to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Scott Agness: Kevin Prtichard said Domantas Sabonis (plantar fasciitis) is doing well. “Over time, it tends to get better.” It’s currently under consideration whether Sabonis will play with the national team.
FOX Sports News: “[Jimmy’s] gonna get on you probably more so in public places…it’s behind the scenes that he’ll put his arm around you and let you know that he actually cares about you.” @Duncan Robinson shares the real story behind his meeting with @Jimmy Butler after Game 2 of the NBA Finals pic.twitter.com/Bm1wIO65Go