April 22, 2019 | 4:06 pm EDT Update
Michael Singer: Michael Malone says Nuggets don’t get wrapped up in adjustments Gregg Popovich *might* make. “He’s Bobby Fischer. He’s a savant. I’m not worried about matching wits with Gregg Popovich.”
Harrison Wind: More Malone, on holding Derrick White in check in Game 4 after his career-high in points in Game 3: “Game 3 it was a Derrick White highlight film, or horror show, depending on what vantage point you’re looking at.”
Kansas men’s basketball center Udoka Azubuike will return to KU for his senior season, KU head coach Bill Self announced Monday. “We’re all very excited about Udoka making the decision not to enter the (NBA) draft,” Self said.
According to Nielsen, the Mavericks enjoyed the highest regional TV ratings surge in the NBA this season. Dallas’ 86-percent increases in viewership and ratings from last season to this season on Fox Sports Southwest surpassed No. 2 Denver’s 77-percent increases.
And according to the NBA, the Mavericks games were among the most highly watched in the NBA among international viewers — again no doubt largely due to Doncic and Nowitzki leading a Dallas team that entered the season with more international players on its roster (seven) than any team in the league.
NBA League Pass international subscriptions were up 21-percent this season, with Denver (41-percent) and Dallas (34-percent) leading the way in year-over-year unique viewer growth. Denver’s Nikola Jokic of Serbia and Slovenia native Doncic were of course the main reasons their home countries led the way in unique viewer growth: Serbia at 395-percent; Slovenia at 186-percent.