Marc Stein: The first draft of next season’s NBA schedule has Lakers at Dallas/LeBron James at Luka Doncic on Christmas Day, league sources tell me. Changes are still possible before the full schedule officially drops next week but Christmas games usually hold. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com
September 27, 2022 | 1:20 pm EDT Update
Andrew Schlecht: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the speculation that he would want out of Oklahoma City “I know what I signed up for when I signed a 5 year extension… and I don’t think we’re gonna be losing for much longer.” “I believe in this team”
Rob Schaefer: Lonzo Ball asked about possibility of missing entire season: “That’s not in my mind right now. That would be the worst case scenario.” Said earlier that, given it’s his third surgery on same knee, he’s not going to rush anything rehab-wise
Ian Begley: Tom Thibodeau is asked about the starting shooting guard spot: “With Jalen, with RJ, with Julius we need shooting (at SG).” When asked about it, Thibodeau says Evan Fournier is front-runner to start at SG entering training camp.