The Celtics have plans to take a close look at Marcus Georges-Hunt this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
November 17, 2018 | 2:17 pm EST Update
J. Michael Falgoust: Oladipo (rt knee soreness) is questionable but FWIW Anigbogu was recalled from Mad Ants and not Sumner #Pacers
Fred Katz: Brooks on if he calls out guys specifically or concentrates on general issues in film sessions, says it’s private: “The guys know. They know that they need to do a better job, each guy. And last night, it was actually pretty easy, because they all…needed to do a better job”
November 17, 2018 | 1:45 pm EST Update
The transition to a new team and a new environment rarely goes without a few bumps in the road. Like a kid going off to college or moving on to the adult world, there’s a desire to fit in and a learning curve to become acclimated with one’s new reality. The same is true for Tyreke Evans, who signed a one-year deal with the Pacers and is still getting comfortable with this group and his role. Both are new and unfamiliar. … Evans was added to lead the second unit and potentially to finish games alongside Oladipo, serving as a dual threat. So far, there have been underwhelming results with Evans’ play and that’s why head coach Nate McMillan met privately with him this week to talk it over. They watched game clips together, something McMillan has done individual with several guys. He lifted Evans up and was direct about what the team needs from him off the bench.
Like McMillan, his teammates have told him that he’s passing too much, passing up open looks and open lanes to attack. By following instructions meant for the entire team in an effort to ramp up their pace and scoring, he was not maximizing his on-court contributions. “We need Tyreke to be himself,” said center Myles Turner. “We’re big on the team concept and playing together and getting each other involved, but I think he was overpassing, doing a little too much. We brought him in to be who he was and we saw a glimpse of it tonight. So I feel like if he stays that aggressive, he’ll be just fine within our system.”