October 19, 2021 | 3:54 pm EDT Update
Ramona Shelburne: Silver says he doesnât think this is a particularly new issue in the league. If anything there are âfewerâ situations than earlier in his career, whether it be holdouts, not wanting to play for a team that drafts them, or requesting trades.
Tony East: Pacers officially list Malcolm Brogdon (shoulder) as probable for tomorrow’s opener in Charlotte. Jeremy Lamb (wrist) and Justin Holiday (ankle) are questionable. Kelan Martin (hamstring), Caris LeVert (back), and TJ Warren (foot) are out.
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams on if coaches are going back to suits: âI hope not. I hope we donât. Holy smokes. Weâve had a few coaches that have voted for it and Iâm just like, âWhat are you guys talking about?â None of us can dress and your dry cleaning bill is like gone.â
NBA forward Patrick Patterson has partnered with producer Joel Reilly to launch Undisputed Pictures, a new production company with operations in both the U.S. and Canada, which will develop, finance and produce a slate of film, TV, media and entertainment projects, teaming up with Oscar nominated producer David Permut (Hacksaw Ridge, Face/Off) on its new feature, Dock.
The film will tell the story of Major League Baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, an outspoken player for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1970s, who led the team to a World Series championship in â71. Ellis was a fierce advocate for Black playersâ rights who famously claimed to have pitched a no-hitter while on LSD. Pic will examine issues of mental health and drug addiction, as it follows Dockâs journey to overcome his demons.
October 19, 2021 | 3:34 pm EDT Update
Sean Highkin: Damian Lillard on speculation picking up if the team starts slow: âIâll answer that the same way I answered it on media day. Iâm not leaving Portland. âŚ Itâs an easy thing and a popular thing to say but itâs not gonna happen.â pic.twitter.com/zJJbSVuX8j