Billy Donovan Rumors
Paul Garcia: NBATV shows DeMar DeRozan sitting next to Bulls Head Coach Billy Donovan at Summer League. As mentioned earlier, a reason the deal hasn’t officially gone through may be because CHI is waiting to see what happens to Markkanen with his cap hold.
For Bradley Beal, his one-season career at Florida was more than just a stepping stone to the NBA; it was a learning experience that aided his transition into becoming a man, on and off the court. “It was amazing for me and very well needed. I always say it was short-lived because I love Billy Donovan, and I wanted to win him a national championship, and I always told him that even when he [is] coaching with the Bulls now,” Beal said. “It was amazing, man.”
Beal, like many others — including the NCAA itself — when discussing NIL, failed to have all the answers, specifically when discussing the possibility of signing agents early in one’s career, citing his inability to predict what the college landscape will offer in the near future. “I can’t imagine college kids having an agent. It’s probably the most negative thing. Like you tell your coach ‘go talk to my agent,’ that’s not going to sit well with some coaches,” coach Donovan being one of them. “I’m very curious to see how it goes. Hopefully, it’s not as crazy as it could be, but I don’t know, we’ll see.”
George gets a rap for being a player who makes excuses. Less is made of the fact that he plays until he can’t anymore. George’s first postseason with the Oklahoma City Thunder resulted in a quarterfinals loss to the Jazz in 2018, where he was constantly in the crosshairs of Jazz guard Joe Ingles and mocked for his “Playoff P” moniker. Less is discussed about George needing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and 18-20 ounces of blood removed from his right/shooting elbow that offseason. “He’s a great guy, he’s really bright and smart,” said then-Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, now with the Chicago Bulls. “He’s incredibly unselfish. As a guy that gets 25 a game, he never wants plays run for him, he wants to get it in the flow of the offense. I think the unfortunate part for him is, I don’t think he’s really been totally healthy the last couple years, and it probably started with us. You know, he was at least in the MVP conversation going into the All-Star break his last year I think with us.”