Emiliana Carchia: Gabriel Deck is expected to fly in the next hours to USA to join the Oklahoma City Thunder, I am told. @chemadelucas first reported the news
Chema de Lucas: BREAKING: Gabriel Deck finalizes his imminent landing with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the #NBA
Whenever opting free time into watching basketball games, Gabriel Deck will generally bring himself to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague over the NBA, he explained in an interview shared on the portal of CABB, the Argentinian Basketball Confederation. “I hardly ever watch basketball games,” he confessed, “This is rare for a player, but the truth is I really don’t watch games in their entirety. Maybe some very interesting matches, but watching games is not my priority.”
“More EuroLeague and sometimes the Argentinian league, but not too much,” he added referring to his preferences, “Actually, I rarely watch NBA games. It doesn’t appeal to me. I didn’t see the Los Angeles Lakers versus Miami Heat finals.”
Gabriel Deck has been recently reported to be on the radar of some NBA teams and while that stays a possibility, the 25-year-old forward has one more year on his contract with Real Madrid and he intends to give his best for teh ‘Whites’. “One dreams of reaching the top, but today I try to do my best for the club, we are in an impressive place like Madrid, which has been doing things well for a long time,” Deck said on UcU Web Radio and addressed the rumors of his move to the NBA.
Deck also sees the rumors as a good thing, showing that he has been doing things good enough: “It would be worse if they didn’t ask about my future. I’m doing things well and people can see a chance for the NBA. It’s good that they wonder.”
June 15, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT Update
Gary Washburn: #Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen has officially accepted an offer to join Dwane Casey’s staff with the Detroit #Pistons according to an NBA source. Allen was one of Brad Stevens’ assistants who interviewed for the BOS job.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit is finalizing deals to hire three new assistants to Dwane Casey’s staff: Boston’s Jerome Allen, ex-Indiana assistant Bill Bayno and Sacramento’s Rex Kalamian, sources tell ESPN. Kalamian, Bayno worked for Casey in Toronto. Allen interviewed for Celtics HC job last week.
Sarah K. Spencer: I asked Nate McMillan what stood out to him the most about Trae Young’s performance last night (18 assists, just 2 turnovers, 25 points). “He called a lot of plays last night on his own, & we want to build off of that, giving him the freedom to call sets & get guys involved.”
June 15, 2021 | 11:37 am EDT Update
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green are among the initial commitments to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell The Athletic. Lillard, who turns 31 on July 15, will be playing in his first Olympics after dropping out of consideration for the 2016 Rio Games, where the U.S. men’s team won its third consecutive gold medal. Green, 31, was a part of the 2016 team, which finished the tournament 8-0.
Stevens interviewed Celtics assistants Jay Larranaga, Scott Morrison and Jerome Allen and plans to broaden the search to include Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham and Billups, a person with knowledge of the process told USA TODAY Sports. ESPN reported the Celtics wanted to interview Nets assistant Ime Udoka, Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Bucks assistant Charles Lee. Coaching insiders indicate the Celtics will hire externally rather than promoting from within.