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April 4, 2020 | 9:33 pm EDT Update
The source also confirmed that the team has spoken to the Army Corps of Engineers about FedExForum being used as an overflow medical facility, if needed, to help relieve hospitals as more cases of COVID-19 are reported. Governor Bill Lee told lawmakers Wednesday that he expects the state to eventually see hospital bed shortages due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee. As a result, hotels, convention centers and college dormitories could be used as space to help deal with new patients.
Storyline: Coronavirus
April 4, 2020 | 8:24 pm EDT Update

Pistons scout Maury Hanks released from hospital

After battling the coronavirus for nine days on a ventilator inside the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, beloved Detroit Pistons scout Maury Hanks has been released from the hospital and is resting comfortably at home, CBS Sports confirmed on Saturday.
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“You never know what someone can hear,” Susan told CBS Sports. “I know [Maury’s] worked in the basketball business a long time, but I really had no idea how many friends that we have,” Susan said. “The number of people that have been reaching out is honestly mind-blowing. If he makes it through this, I don’t think he’ll ever be able to thank everyone that has called and checked up on him. It’s just been unbelievable. The NBA family has shown up for Maury like I never could’ve imagined.”
Duncan’s partners on the court were instrumental at his side and both sent heartfelt following his election to the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Congrats… Hall of Fame, well deserved. It was an honor to play with you,” Parker said. “In my book, the greatest power forward ever. It was just a blessing to play with you every night. All those championships. I will cherish those memories forever.”
April 4, 2020 | 6:19 pm EDT Update
Cuomo said that the ventilators, whose delivery is being facilitated by the Chinese government, will arrive at JFK on Saturday. “This is a big deal and it going to make a significant difference for us,” Cuomo said. The NBA and WNBA, in addition to players and teams, have committed $50 million to coronavirus-related relief efforts.
Just two days before Saturday’s donation, Cuomo had announced that New York’s stockpile of ventilators was projected to last just six days. And New York officials have said the state is yet to reach the peak of the virus. The Alibaba Group, of which Tsai is the co-founder and executive vice chairman of, had already donated one million surgical masks and 500,000 testing kits to New York.
Upon the announcement that Kevin Garnett will be entering the Basketball Hall of Fame, Glen Taylor put out a statement released by the team praising Garnett. “This is an honor so well deserved,” said Taylor, who also owns the Star Tribune. “We congratulate Kevin on being selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. From the day we drafted him in 1995, we knew there was something special about him that Minnesota had never experienced before. I’ve watched Kevin grow on and off the court and will forever be grateful for his contributions to the Timberwolves organization.”
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In a recent conversation with The Athletic, general manager Tommy Sheppard detailed some of the organization’s preferences for the NBA Draft and free agency. “We’re not hiding any state secrets,” he said when asked what types of players the Wizards might prioritize adding after the season. “We’re gonna improve defensively, and a lot of that is by repetition and continuity. We certainly look inside. Maybe we can get some more physicality there and get some more help out on the wings. There’s a lot of need that comes, but sometimes those needs get met by just staying patient (with your) players.”
Sheppard hopes progression will continue into next year and trusts that a group entering training camp merely knowing one another has a better chance to force stops. “The continuity — Coach will tell you, it’s hard to roll out a new lineup every night and think you’re gonna be able to get a consistent effort defensively,” Sheppard said. “Offensively, we’ve always been able to score. It’s almost interchangeable. … But defensively, it’s hard to keep rolling in new guys all the time.”

April 4, 2020 | 1:31 pm EDT Update

Storyline: All-Star Selections
Adrian Wojnarowski: We probably don’t have a draft or free agency till September until the season’s over. But what if you wait on this and all of a sudden we get to June 1 or June 5 or June 10 and there’s an environment where the season can’t resume where they say, we’re going to have to, we’re not close enough to being able to return to work in the NBA. We’re out of time. We’ve got to look at canceling the season. Well, now all of a sudden, you’ve got the draft on June 25, you got free agency on June 30. Those very well probably then just stay intact. And so you can’t you don’t want to start your search then. So I think it makes a lot of sense. In any scenario, that you get it done now, especially in a circumstance like Chicago, where you know, Paxson and Gar Forman knew they were aware of what was coming.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: I think everybody in the league trying to kind of wrap their minds around what it would look like and what what a return for the league would look like in June, July, August. I know this. The league’s hope is their goal is objective is to have a season wrapped up by Labor Day weekend and that way they could have the back end of the finals right before the start of or right at the start of football season, if at the football starting, but there’s just no way for them to know what it all looks like in June. I think if we’re in June and they’re not right at the cusp of being able to open up camps for a couple weeks, and then play a few regular season games… If you start to get into June, and that doesn’t seem like something that the league can move right into, then I think it becomes really hard to restart the league. Then you’re then you’re looking at such a compact.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: At some point, the hardest decision Bobby is going to be: What is a legitimate representative, like tournament playoff system to really have a legitimate champion, not something that’s just you know, we’ve only got six weeks, we’ve only got five weeks, we’ve only got five and a half weeks and say, okay, this isn’t legitimate, and we have to walk away from it. I think that decision if it comes down to that it’s going to be excruciating for everybody, because while you do want to financially salvage what you can, it can’t be something that feels or looks or seems farcical and without credibility is how to crown a champion and have a playoff. So I I just think that’s going to be a fascinating part of this when we get down to those decisions.
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Storyline: Coronavirus
April 4, 2020 | 12:26 pm EDT Update