As for Vucevic, Friday will be his first return to Orlando since the deal. His entire family was coming in for the game, and he knows it will be an emotional reunion. “It’s definitely going to be a tough game for me I think emotionally,’’ Vucevic said. “To see all the people that I built a great relationship with all those years, some of my ex-teammates as well. It will be great to be back there for sure. “I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of emotion that I have to control as the game goes on.’’
November 30, 2021 | 1:37 pm EST Update
Mike Trudell: Update on Avery Bradley: an MRI in Sacramento on Monday night revealed a UCL sprain of right thumb. Bradley will go through further medical testing when the team returns to Los Angeles following Tuesday night’s game.
Rylan Stiles: Mark Daigneault calls Theo Maledon “a better player overall than he was last year.” Says “he will be going back to the Blue, he needs those reps.” Adds “he needs those reps, it’ll come back around to him just like it did for Isaiah last night.”
Rylan Stiles: Ty Jerome says playing the same team you just lost to is a dream scenario because you always “want another crack” at that team. OKC looks to snap their losing skid against Houston on Wednesday.
NBA forward and sneakerhead P.J. Tucker is honoring fashion icon Virgil Abloh with his shoe choice for Monday night’s game … rocking a pair of Off-White Jordan 5s with a special tribute. The Heat baller showed off the kicks prior to taking the court against the Denver Nuggets … which have messages etched in Sharpie — “Thanks for a lifetime of inspiration” and “Virgil will always be here.”