Late in each Charlotte Hornets season, coach James Borrego opens up the rotation to see what a second-round rookie has got. Three seasons ago, it was Devonte Graham. Last March, it was Jalen McDaniels. Friday, it was emphatically Vernon Carey Jr. “Based on what I saw tonight, I’ve got to look very hard at Vernon” the rest of the season, Borrego said, after Carey’s NBA debut as a starter.
May 12, 2021 | 4:47 pm EDT Update
J. Michael Falgoust: There isn’t any update on Myles Turner who has turf toe. I’m told he’s still trying to get back on the floor for #Pacers but his return remains a question. That injury is hard to judge and it doesn’t take much to re-injure again if it’s not 100%
Turkish power forward Alperen Sengun has submitted paperwork to make himself eligible for the 2021 NBA draft, as reported by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and later on confirmed by the player himself on his social media.
May 12, 2021 | 3:37 pm EDT Update
“Man, I feel like I’m the Defensive Player of the Year every year,” Holiday told Yahoo Sports in an exclusive phone interview. “I’m not joking about that. And I know this is my opinion, and other people have different opinions and they’ll probably think I’m crazy. But I think what I bring defensively on the court, a lot of people don’t really do, to be completely honest. “I feel like I should be in the conversation every year. I’m being serious. This isn’t the first year I’ve been playing defense this way.”