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Pacers coach Nate McMillan confirms that guard Malcolm Brogdon, who had the coronavirus, has not yet practiced at Disney.
First scrimmage is still 10 days away. Their first game is on Aug. 1.
Myles Turner: "I actually felt great. I never thought I’d actually say I missed practice.”
So far, he says things have gone smoothly on the court. pic.twitter.com/wpDWGRQLod
Real life conversations with some real people.
Pacers completed Day 2 of practice. Played 5-on-5 for 24 minutes and placed an emphasis on scrimmaging since they’ve been away for 4 months.
That said, they’re being cautious to expected soft-tissue injuries.
Vic is completely involved and "going hard." No restrictions.
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Pacers are acclimating themselves with their new digs and were upbeat after their first practice in four months.
"The pace was so good and guys were playing off each other so it was like we never left."
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Pacers first practice at Disney is complete. The focus was on acclimating to the surroundings and becoming familiar with one another again. They did some 5-on-5.
When asked about Malcolm Brogdon’s status, Nate McMillan said he could not comment on who was absent.
I’m droppin a playlist tomorrow
Always keep it solid and mind your business.
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does FB just have way more racists than every other social platform? It's wild over there.
These NBA guys have a lot of time on their hands so I’m expecting for the content coming out of Disney to be amazing. IG Live, podcasts, etc.
That’s something to look forward to. Teams are quarantined for 36-48hrs upon entry.
Malcolm Brogdon, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, is with the Pacers at Disney, per his IG. pic.twitter.com/23izwqMpG4
Here they go… Pacers are on the charter plane and will be the first to check in today among the final third of teams yet to arrive at @ESPNWWOS.
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Pacers' first practice in Orlando is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, 48 hours after their arrival.
It will be their first practice since March.
Getting a lot of feedback about McMillan + Pacers learning about Oladipo’s decision.
Don’t be surprised — because they’re not.
Oladipo has been in full control since his injury. Picked his surgeon, where he’d rehab, when he returned and now how he would sit out the restart.
Nate McMillan joked that players around the facility today are talking about the meal photos that were tweeted out from Disney. … They were concerned and mentioned how they need to pack snacks, etc.
Key quote from Nate McMillan on Oladipo opting out:
"His decision to make that call last week was his call. He has always planned to go down to Orlando and play 5-on-5, and he still plans to.”
No restrictions for Vic.
Malcolm Brogdon’s required quarantine has ended and he was tested again for COVID-19. If he come back negative, the plan is for him to travel with the team to Orlando Thursday morning.
Pacers are scheduled to land in Orlando around noon on Thursday — among the final teams to arrive for the NBA’s restart.
As you begin to see photos of players’ meals inside the bubble, keep several things in mind.
1) They are getting 3 meals a day; 4 on game day.
2) They are quite large.
3) NBA Campus app is being created where they can also order from more than a dozen places.
4) It’s only Day 1.
Black humanity didn’t get approved. Come on nba
Pacers guard Aaron Holiday on Oladipo opting out of Orlando: “We’re all behind Victor.”
Fever had two players test positive for the coronavirus and now won’t arrive to @IMGAcademy until later in the week. The other 11 WNBA teams are scheduled to arrive today.
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Other than sparklers and the like, fireworks should not be sold to private citizens for the simple reason they annoy more people than they entertain. Dogs, too.
Ain’t no more coming back just stay over there.
Pacers’ restart scrimmage schedule:
July 23 vs Blazers, 3pm
July 26 vs Mavs, 4pm
July 28 vs Spurs, 4pm
Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has joined Twitter: @MalcolmBrogdon7.
I did get confirmation because he has purposely stayed off social media. But he also recognizes the ability to reach others and grow his foundation.
Victor Oladipo has elected not to play, but he does plan to accompany the Pacers to Orlando, per league source.
No, Lance Stephenson is not an option to replace Oladipo. Source close to the situation confirms that he is ineligible.
On March 11, the morning the season was suspended, I reported how he was nearing a deal to return (after injuries to Brogdon and Lamb).
Short-term view: Oladipo (rehab) and Lamb (rehab) are out. Brogdon has coronavirus and it’s unclear how it might affect him. And he’s motivated to make social change. So three starters and playmakers.
Long-term: What’s next for Oladipo.
Pacers have been game planning contingency plans should they need a replacement player. Losing Oladipo for a second straight postseason is a significant blow - to their chance to advance + fan interest.
They were always going to be overly cautious with VO; it’s a long-term play.
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Myles Turner is all-in for the restart after having reservations. "I still have questions now, but most of the questions have been answered.”
It still hasn’t hit him that they’ll be in a bubble, away from family for up to three months. And he’s confident about team chemistry.