May 28, 2022 | 4:05 pm EDT Update
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro’s injury status: “He’s doing rest and treatment today. He won’t do any court work or anything today.” “We’ll see him in the morning. See the progress he’s made.” Says it’s a wait and see thing
Christos Tsaltas: Asked Erik Spoelstra on how Draymond Green’s comment motivated the Heat locker room. “I don’t know. Each person can find different forms of motivation. We have a big audacious goal that’s motivating enough”, he said. #HEATCulture
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on what stuck out from the film of Jimmy Butler’s 47 last night: “He was just extremely efficient and fundamental. I think that’s one of the most underrated parts of his game.”
Ira Winderman: Officiating errors cited by NBA in last two minutes of Friday’s Heat-Celtics: — Two uncalled 3-second violations on Adebayo. — Two fouls on Celtics’ White that should not have been called. — An uncalled Tatum travel. — An uncalled Celtics 5-second inbound violation.
Scott Agness: Here’s Pacers guard Duane Washington Jr. at the beginning of the @500Festival parade route, along with Kelsey Mitchell and NaLyssa Smith from the Fever. pic.twitter.com/Rauxy52zV5
May 28, 2022 | 2:17 pm EDT Update
Zion Williamson said he’d sign a contract extension if the Pelicans offer this offseason: “Of course, I couldn’t sign it fast enough.” Pelicans lead executive David Griffin said not so fast. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: From what I have been told, the Pelicans, at this point, are not willing to offer a full five-year guaranteed deal. And a lot of it is flowing down from ownership. Gayle Benson, the owner, is also the owner of the New Orleans Saints. And I have been told they’re going to take a football-style, Saints-style mentality with this contract negotiation. They will offer him a huge contract but will not guarantee all of it.
Quinton Mayo: Wizards third-year forward, Deni Avdija will be training with NBA skills coach @DrewHanlen for a few weeks this off-season, sources tell me. Some notable full time clients of Hanlen’s are Joel Embiid, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, Zach LaVine, Jordan Clarkson & RJ Barrett. 1/