One big focus for next season has been the status of the Toronto Raptors. Due to the United States’ handling of COVID-19, travel into Canada has been banned. MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays played their home games in Buffalo, and the Toronto FC of the MLS played its games in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Raptors face a similar dilemma, and league sources tell Yahoo Sports one alternate location that has been broached is Louisville, Kentucky. Former NBA player and successful businessman Junior Bridgeman has been in contact with the NBA, considering Louisville has the KFC Yum! Center that is NBA-ready.
January 16, 2021 | 5:59 pm EST Update
Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney during a physical prior to finalizing the four-team trade with Brooklyn, Houston and Cleveland. LeVert will undergo further medical tests and more details will follow as needed.
Caris LeVert: “On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance. We are grateful for their extreme thoroughness during the physical process and I am looking forward to joining the team and being part of this great organization as soon as possible.”
Andrew Lopez: Stan Van Gundy says Nickeil Alexander-Walker sent SVG a text last night apologizing about being “dismissive” after he was coming out the game for his 5th foul. Stan says he doesn’t even remember getting any attitude. Says him being frustrated was just part of the game.
Will Guillory: Eric Bledsoe joked, “I didn’t think I was gonna make it” when asked how it was to deal with his eye issue. Said it unlike anything anything he experienced before. He still doesn’t look like he’s 100 percent comfortable yet.