Some analysts speculated that the Nets would play hardball with Durant. Brooklyn’s calculation would have depended upon Durant’s love of basketball. The thinking was that KD loves playing too much to sit out a season in order to get his way. Now Windhorst says he thinks a scenario of Durant sitting out could be on the table.
Ian Begley: Tom Thibodeau is asked about the starting shooting guard spot: “With Jalen, with RJ, with Julius we need shooting (at SG).” When asked about it, Thibodeau says Evan Fournier is front-runner to start at SG entering training camp.
Stefan Bondy: Tom Thibodeau on hiring Rick Brunson after harassment allegations. “Our organization is going to vet everyone. …I’ve known Rick a long time. I’m comfortable with who he is.” Thibodeau wouldn’t answer whether there was further internal investigation.