Brunson is also quietly regarded as Dallas’ most effective and forceful locker-room leader — perhaps not surprising given his role in helping Villanova win two national championships in college. Among the reasons that new Mavericks coach Jason Kidd wanted to form a much-discussed “leadership council” this season, I’m told, was to encourage the council’s three members (Dončić, Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr.) to be more vocal with their teammates.
January 16, 2022 | 6:59 pm EST Update
Anthony Chiang: Heat injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Raptors: Bam Adebayo is questionable to make his return. But Kyle Lowry is listed as out because of personal reasons.
January 16, 2022 | 6:53 pm EST Update
Tim Bontemps: The Warriors say Draymond Green’s calf soreness is tied to a disc in his lower back, and that he’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks. pic.twitter.com/A5sCwIgekj