A brief note before we get back to this story — I’m told there has been some interest in Matisse Thybulle in preliminary discussions around the league, and I’d expect him to be a rumor mill fixture up until the deadline.
February 4, 2023 | 4:38 pm EST Update
Brian Lewis: Jacque Vaughn on Kyrie Irving: “There’s a business side to this thing and there’s a human side to this thing. I elected to touch on the human side and check on him as an individual. I’ll leave the business side to Sean (Marks, GM) and that group.” #Nets
Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson: LeBron James zeroing in on breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s scoring record is great because James “didn’t come in as a shooter,” says Jason Kidd to @BallySports. “He came in as a pass first kinda set the table kinda guy.” “It also goes with longevity & health.”
February 4, 2023 | 4:07 pm EST Update
This Substack was the first to report that the Clippers are seeking to upgrade both their frontcourt and backcourt and before the deadline. I’ve heard two new names that the Clippers have been monitoring for those respective searches: Dallas’ Christian Wood and Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell.