“As long as I could see the rim,” he said, “I felt like I was cool.” But the Paul family knew what LASIK could do. His father and brother both had the procedure during Paul’s rookie season, and they raved about the results. While they were seeing 20/20, Paul was struggling to see when he looked over at the bench. “Everyone used to tell me I squinted on the court,” Paul said. “Like when (Coach) Doc (Rivers) was trying to get my attention to call a play, they’d say I squinted all the time.”
Despite years of telling reporters that his rolled ankles and sprained fingers would be “fine,” on Wednesday, Paul admitted the truth. He’s a hypochondriac. “If something is wrong, I feel like I’m dying,” he said. “When I got the LASIK, they had to give me two Valiums. I was about to lay down and they (Paul imitates laser sound) ... They tell you it’s going to be grainy for a couple of weeks. I had to put eye drops in for two weeks, four times a day. I was having panic attacks. “I couldn’t sleep. These are your eyes. They get dry. I was stressed out.”
July 30, 2021 | 9:44 pm EDT Update
While he won’t be back as one of their two-way players at this point, Devontae Cacok is still returning to the team he won a championship with in 2020, as he will be playing for the Lakers’ summer league team in Las Vegas, a league source told Silver Screen and Roll.
Alex Kennedy: Jānis Timma will play with the Orlando Magic in Summer League, a source told @basketbllnews. Memphis selected him 60th in the 2013 NBA Draft, then Orlando acquired his draft rights in 2015. The 29-year-old has an impressive overseas résumé, playing for Olympiacos, Khimki, etc.
After going undrafted Thursday night, former Kentucky Wildcat Olivier Sarr has signed a deal to play on the NBA Summer League roster with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Darren Wolfson: #Timberwolves had interest. But he shot the lights out in his Houston workout, looked at as better opportunity with the Rockets.
Moses Moody had two of the Warriors’ top players in attendance for one of his pre-draft workouts, and they reportedly were “impressed” with the eventual No. 14 overall pick. “I talked to Steph and Klay, they were both at one of my workouts, so talked to them a little bit afterwards,” Moody told reporters during his introductory press conference on Friday.