Iguodala’s comments, which included references to the N-word, created a social-media firestorm that prompted the NBA to hand down a $10,000 fine. “It probably was the wrong time to express myself,” Iguodala said after practice. “But we all have our own opinions. We all have our own feelings. I feel like we are entitled to them. We try to pick and choose the time to do it, and who we choose to share it with, because some may not understand where I’m coming from, which is to be expected.
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“The only reason I feel like it’s the wrong time is because it puts my team in that situation and my coaching staff in that situation. I have a great relationship with Steve Kerr, and he knows that.”
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on the recent adversity: “This is going to sound crazy, but I kind of like it.” pic.twitter.com/ef5zfehmAQ
Anthony Slater: Iguodala and Kerr chatting after practice pic.twitter.com/2WJxefPitm
He later clarified his remark to ESPN, saying it was in no way a shot directed at Kerr and that it was only an inside locker room joke. “Andre is one of those guys who likes to stir the pot and has a lot of cryptic messaging at times,” Kerr said. “[He] jokes around. I didn’t take anything from it. It’s just Andre being Andre.”
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Keith Smith: Celtics create a small trade exception in the Richardson-Brown swap. The usable portion of the Gordon Hayward TPE for Boston is now gone. Mavs will create a $10.8M TPE for Richardson. It will likely get renounced for cap space later.