May 15, 2021 | 5:15 pm EDT Update
Nick Friedell: Steph said he understands the conversation on both sides of the play-in tournament debate: “It will be interesting to see if it lasts beyond this year when we get back to an 82-game schedule. I don’t think it will, but this year it is what it is …”
Tom Orsborn: Vassell said young guys kept fighting today: “No matter what we were down, 10, 20, 30, at the end of the day, we were still trying to chip away. Never giving up on defense, making sure we were trying to get stops, playing with energy. That’s what we try to pride ourselves on.”
Mark Medina: LeBron James clarified his comments after his original return that he didn’t think he’s ever get back to being 100% in his career. LeBron: “Whatever I say gets blown out of context. As soon as I step on an NBA floor for the first time, I went to 99.9%.”
May 15, 2021 | 4:59 pm EDT Update
Jared Weiss: Evan Fournier says since getting the first shot of vaccine, his long COVID symptoms are getting much better. But he is still feeling the symptoms a bit, especially during warmups. He is still waiting to get his second shot and hopes he’ll be back to 100% then.