Michael Scotto: Why has Portland been where you’ve wanted to stay loyal to and pursue Clyde Drexler’s team scoring record? Damian Lillard: It’s always been a home for me. As an organization, a lot of guys I’ve played with that come from other teams say the biggest difference they notice is this is a great organization, the way that people get treated and how the organization operates day to day. To me, it’s a reminder the grass ain’t always greener on the other side. This has been my experience. I’d hate to be in another place and be like, “Dang, this is how you operate? Then, I’m stuck there.”
February 6, 2023 | 2:02 pm EST Update
Tim MacMahon: Christian Wood is well aware that Mavs are discussing potential trades involving him. He says he’s trying to stay off social media and talk to Jason Kidd and GM Nico Harrison as much as possible. What is he hearing from them? “Uh, nothing,” Wood said. “I hope I’m not traded.”
Brad Townsend: Thinking out loud: While waiting on Brooklyn as it attempts to expand the trade and/or move Dinwiddie elsewhere, I wonder what offers the Mavs might be getting for Irving. And if so, are they listening? When I spoke to Dorian Finney-Smith last night, he wasn’t certain he’ll be a Net.