“With John, you see a guy who can change the pace of the game,” Frank said. “A guy who can put pressure on the rim. High-level passer who can deliver the ball to different people, different places, and someone who we feel can be a switchable defender. I think we’ll continue to learn more and more about John. We’ll see where he’s at. Similar to what we do with all our players, we’ll take it day by day and see what he can do. But we will prioritize. We want John to be really good in the regular season, and exceptional in the postseason. So we’ll just kind of prioritize his health along the way.”
October 1, 2022 | 5:22 pm EDT Update
Shaquille O’Neal ain’t down to outspend Jeff Bezos for the Phoenix Suns … but if the billionaire wants to join forces in an effort to own the NBA franchise — The Big Diesel tells TMZ Sports he’s in for that! Shaq says he initially had interest in buying Robert Sarver’s share of the org. after the disgraced owner announced last month he was putting it up for sale — but when he found out Bezos potentially wanted in, he was all out. Shaq explained even with his deep pockets — he’s reportedly got a net worth of around $400 MILLION — he wanted no part in competing with Bezos’ checkbook.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams has agreed on a two-year, $25.2 million contract extension, his agent Darren Matsubara of @wassbasketball tells ESPN. Adams — an immense culture piece for a young roster — is now tied to the Grizzlies for three years, $43.1 million.