Ryan Ward: NBA MVP odds as of today, via @betonline_ag (LeBron’s odds have changed drastically): Nikola Jokic 1/12, Joel Embiid 13/2, Stephen Curry 18/1, Giannis Antetokounmpo 25/1, Damian Lillard 40/1, Luka Doncic 40/1, LeBron James 60/1 (was 10/1)
May 13, 2021 | 9:03 pm EDT Update
Connor Letourneau: Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins are questionable for tomorrow. Feels like their status will ride on the result of today’s Memphis game.
Connor Letourneau: Juan Toscano-Anderson, who just signed a two-year guaranteed contract with the Warriors: “This is the most money I’ve ever made in my life. … I grew up on 95th. There were 15 people in a three-bedroom house.” What’s the first thing he’s buying? A car for his little brother.
Monte Poole: ‘That’s my best friend. That’s my hero . . . My mom is a gangster.’ -Juan Toscano-Anderson, on his mother, who shepherded him from conception through the streets of East Oakland and, today, at age 28, his first standard NBA contract.
Tom Orsborn: Pop: “I hate to say it, but it’s the truth – there’s no way that it can be the best basketball for all the teams. You need the full season or as much of it as you can. It can’t be squished the way they have had to squish it…It just changes the dynamics for everybody.”
Tom Orsborn: Pop said the NBA family knew it was a safe bet that Tom Thibodeau would reshape the Knicks: “Those of us who know him were kind of laughing, but laughing with huge respect because you just knew it was going to happen.”