You’ve been ballin’, though. You averaged around 24 points a game in March and 23 points a game since the All Star Break. But you aren’t the clear cut choice for Rookie of the Year. What do you think? Are you the Rookie of the Year? Anthony Edwards: Everybody be askin’ me, I just tell them the same thing: Whoever picking the trophy, whatever it’s called, if they think I am, then yeah. If they don’t, then cool. I’m just here to play basketball. I’m tryin’ to be the best that I can be. I think you’re the Rookie of the Year! Tell me why you might be. Edwards: Well, I’m playing at a really high level right now. Like, I’m playing at a really, really high level. I’m scoring the ball at will. I’m getting a lot of steals. I feel like I’m really fun to watch. See, you don’t know if I have a Rookie of the Year vote. I might need some convincing. We know you’re fun. We see it! What else is it? Edwards” Ain’t too much I’mma do convincin’ wise and talkin’ wise. I just like to go to the court. I don’t really do too much talkin’.
May 11, 2021 | 6:49 pm EDT Update
Brad Townsend: Carlisle says “we’ve got to win ourselves out of the play-in; that hasn’t officially happened yet. A lot of people are making assumptions. I like our position . . but we’ve got to bring it to the finish line.” Says Portland/Lakers “probably are unlikely to lose.”
Alex Schiffer: Steve Nash said he hopes James Harden is able to play in one of the Nets final three regular season games, but there are a lot of factors in play as to if that happens.
Malika Andrews: Steve Nash says Bruce Brown broke his nose in a collision in practice. He will wear a mask tonight in Chicago and then be fitted for a more “proper” mask when the Nets return to Brooklyn.
Rob Schaefer: No Troy Brown Jr. tonight vs. Nets, Billy Donovan says. Had been questionable with sprained ankle — and is getting closer — but needs more practice time (last played April 19). Daniel Theis (hip) is on track to return. Just has to warm up to be sure.
May 11, 2021 | 6:28 pm EDT Update
Ohm Youngmisuk: Ty Lue says the hope is that Serge Ibaka will return at some point on this road trip and play in a couple games before the postseason. Patrick Beverley will also start at point guard tonight.