At just 22 years old and only 6-foot-3, Morant is currently leading the NBA in points in the paint. Let that sink in. In a game that values length, size and 3-point shooting at the guard position, Morant is doing something no other guard has ever done in the NBA. Ever.
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November 30, 2021 | 12:56 pm EST Update
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins, 31, is a 10-year NBA veteran with averages of 20.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 blocked shots in 606 career regular season games for the Kings, Pelicans, Warriors, Rockets and Clippers.
Keith Smith: Something to keep an eye on: Caleb Martin is on a Two-Way with the Miami Heat. Two-Way players are limited to 50 NBA games on the active roster. If I have my counting correct, Martin is currently at 19 active games. He’s become a key rotation player for the Heat as a Two-Way guy.
Phoenix, at 17-3, has separated itself as the most relevant conference competitor. They won the West a season ago and have ripped off an in-progress 16-game win streak to caution the league against labeling it a fluke. They’re a complete operation in a league riddled with flawed rosters. “Sixteen in a row,” Draymond Green said. “You want to go be the team to stop that.”
“Guys believe we can play and beat anybody, and I think we’ve shown that, regardless of what the circumstances are,” said Finch, who politely declined to discuss Carlisle’s apology. “We just have to keep doing that every night. Our problem is as a young team we aren’t always there mentally, and we have to get dialed back in and be a little more business-like in our approach sometimes.” Suddenly, the Wolves are tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for fifth in the West, and it is not just the players who are getting noticed. When asked by Wolves play-by-play announcer Dave Benz about Finch before the game, Carlisle said he had great respect for him. “He’s coached all over the world,” Carlisle said. “His resume is a little bit like (Toronto Raptors coach) Nick Nurse. He’s coached all kinds of different places, all kinds of different situations.”
Sarah K. Spencer: Onyeka Okongwu has been doing more live work, per Nate McMillan. In the next couple days, he’ll go to the Skyhawks to play 5-on-5 in practice. “We slowly are trying to build him up.” After a couple practices, they’ll see if Okongwu can play in a G League game, per McMillan.
Sarah K. Spencer: Nate McMillan said Cam Reddish was limited to shooting in practice today. He’s day-to-day, so too soon to say if Reddish will play tomorrow vs. Indiana. Says Reddish will be a game-time decision.