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Pacers Coach Nate McMillan says there’s no restrictions on how they’re using Victor Oladipo in practices, although he isn’t playing in Orlando. Victor has been on all the practice teams and still playing regularly. “He’s been going hard,” McMillan said.
some breakfast tacos would smack right now!! especially from sabs!! haha
Closed hotel windows, instant quarantine and fullcourt basketball. Welcome to the NBA's bubble, Utah Jazz. The story, is here - theathletic.com/1923747/2020/0…
Haven’t been that excited about a fight for a while. Let’s goooo
I had Holloway 3-2 . But close one!! What you guys think?
Gulag time!!! @BlessedMMA
Four months since Rudy Gobert's positive test for COVID-19
In answering a question, Quin Snyder started telling a story. At first he said it happened last year, but then corrected himself to say it happened this season. Relatable. 2020, man
Quin Snyder, on what he's most trying to get across to Jazz players right now: "Our guys need to know that we want them to attack. We have some guys who can really go off the dribble and shoot 3s. … I want them to be confident and not overthink."
Asked how he is structuring practices, Quin said, "At the beginning of year, we had so many new guys, I coached the team like a young team. Looking back, I may have changed that." Said he has changed it now. Thus far in Orlando, he's really putting focus on letting guys go 5on5.
Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, on the importance of Mike Conley going forward: "He’s key. having said that, he doesn’t need to feel any pressure, he just needs to play
[Early on] I thought there was a tendency from Mike to think too much. I certainly contributed to that."
Mortal Kombat is on Netflix 🙌🏾
Bucks' Sterling Brown hasn't been afraid to speak on social injustice. He'll continue to educate himself while using his platform in Orlando. He also referenced the case of 19 y/o McHale Rose who was fatally shot by Indiana police in May as something he'd like to bring to light.
Craig Harrington says he eventually wants to play a 3-2-5 with URFC (like in the later future, not in this tournament). That would be fun!!! LET'S GOOOOO
Joe Ingles fears his room will get “stanky” with the window sealed shut, but is happy about being on the court again, where he can “talk a bit of shit.” Donovan Mitchell is in fear of snack temptation, but happy with how “locked in” practices have been. sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…
Asked about the difference between yesterday's practice and today's, Donovan said this one was a bit more structured, a bit more oriented toward scene and lineup installation. Also, "just feeling the contact, that’s the biggest thing."
Donovan agreed with Jingles in being impressed with everyone's play retention. Noted that a couple refresher sessions on Zoom during the break were a help. Also, "the conditioning has been a big standout too, for sure."
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell compared the Orlando experience to AAU. "I can’t tell you the last time I had practice at 6 o’clock at night." Also said a big challenge is trying to eat healthy: "There’s temptation of snacks for sure."
Donovan Mitchell says he continues to rely on Dwyane Wade for advice, but this situation is obviously unique in being away in Orlando bubble. When playoffs begin, he doesn't think the runs will mean as much without fans so that'll be a big difference from his other playoff games.
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell compares this experience to AAU basketball.
I think Donovan looks stronger? Maybe that's just me
Asked how the Jazz are starting to adjust without Bojan Bogdanovic, Ingles said, "I'm excited for Mike [Conley] to have the ball more and do what he’s done his whole career."
Ingles said he was "really impressed with the IQ of the guys to be able to remember everything" after so many months of not playing together. Noted that it's been "good to get out there, talk a bit of shit."
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles noted that "the first 48 hours sucked" inside the bubble. His only real complaint though is that he can't open the window in his room.
As is usual for a lot of hotel windows, Joe Ingles said his window doesn’t open so he is anticipating his hotel room getting pretty stinky over the course of what could be three months.
Joe Ingles notes how much fun it’s been to play basketball the last two days and just be on the court with each other and “talk some s***”
Even by his standards, Joe Ingles was in pretty good form in the humor department during his press availability just now #reporting
Jazz's Joe Ingles said the first "48 hours sucked" of being in the Orlando bubble. "When you're in the room for a couple months, it's going to get stanky at times." Says he was with his kids/family 48 hours before this, but the protocol leading up to clearance was "frustrating."
Yes, the SLTrib has been a non-profit for a while now, but now we have real bonafides:
Someone donated a car to us.
You never know how rookies are going to be with media, but I've spoken with both Tziarra King and Kate Del Fava from URFC now, and both are great
LOCKED ON JAZZ – The Utah Jazz have to do an entire re-boot in Orlando. Live show with your questions - lockedonjazz.net/jazz/locked-on…
LOCKED ON JAZZ - 7/10/2020 pscp.tv/w/cdcruzEzNTMw…
Summer walker not missing 🔥
Missed injury report tweets? Georges Niang went through the majority of practice today (left ankle soreness). All other players were full participants.
Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang has right ankle soreness but participated in most of practice today
Jazz injury report: Georges Niang went through the majority of today’s practice (left ankle soreness). All the other players were full participants.
Rudy Gobert, on the wristbands everyone is required to wear, which function as a proximity alarm and provide data tracking: "It's better to be too cautious than not enough." Said his alarm hasn't gone off yet; doesn't know if it's not activated or if he's distancing well.
Rudy Gobert, on why he chose "Equality" to go on his jersey: "I think Equality is a powerful word... It's something that we can strive to attain as a society... I think we'd be lying to ourselves if we thought that was the case today. We've got to keep pushing in that direction."
Rudy Gobert, on why he chose "Equality" to be on the back of his jersey: "I think 'Equality' is a powerful word. I want my kids to live in a world where everyone’s equal, regardless of the color of their skin. … We have signs every day that that’s not the case."
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert noted that "Staying in a room for 36 hours is not the best thing to do," but said he's appreciated the NBA's level of caution. Said he passed that time by playing Call of Duty, reading a little bit, and sleeping.
Quin Snyder said that his objective for the first practice was just to let guys go out and play, and to get reacquainted with one another on the court. Also said he was looking to get in game situation-type shooting, and to get a handle on everyone's conditioning.
Asked how he spent his time in quarantine, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder replied: "Having 36 hours-plus by yourself, you gotta be careful not to overthink things — which I may have a tendency to do."