Toronto is said to have interest in reacquiring center Jakob Poeltl from San Antonio. The Raptors’ recent 11-4 surge propelled them into Eastern Conference playoff contention, and they have been looking for center upgrades for some time.
Jabari Young: Also, teams calling #Spurs about Jakob Poeltl, asking price too high. May come down as Thursday’s deadline nears.... #NBATradeDeadline @CNBC#sportsbiz
Atlanta was interested in reacquiring Dedmon in a potential salary dump for Sacramento after he publicly demanded a trade from the Kings after being benched. The Hawks also expressed trade interest in Spurs center Jakob Poeltl earlier this season, Bleacher Report has learned.
January 17, 2022 | 7:13 pm EST Update
Paul Garcia: “He’s been out for a long time, I mean a really long time. He needs his rhythm to come back to feel comfortable.” – Coach Pop on Zach Collins playing in the G-League as he gets ready to return from his injury. Pop says he was just watching some of Collins’ game with Austin
Tom Orsborn: Pop indicated that D White will continue to come off the bench – at least until Tre Jones returns from health and safety protocols. “Tre is not here, so we need that backup point,” Pop said.
Serena Winters: Isaac Okoro on how much pride he takes on the defensive end: “I take a lot of pride in that. Ever since I was young, I learned that was the only way I was going to get on the court was by playing defense… If I’m locking somebody up, I’m happy.” – @Isaac Okoro
January 17, 2022 | 7:08 pm EST Update
Josh Lewenberg: Halfway point of the season for the Raptors tonight. Nurse said that this has been the most challenging of his 4 years as an NBA head coach so far, lots of ups and downs. “There’s some stark downs, man, and it’s been a battle to pick everybody up, or pick yourself up.”