Dwane Casey Rumors
Tom Westerholm: Dwane Casey on Jayson Tatum: “Tatum is one of the best in the league at drawing fouls, getting to the rim, getting where he wants to go. It’ll be a group effort to try to slow him down.”
Coach Dwane Casey tries to downplay the pre-deadline chatter and focus the players on what’s important: trying to string wins together and try to turn the ship around and squeak toward the playoffs. “A lot of times, it’s a lot of noise that signifies nothing. It’s a lot of trade talk but general managers talk every day,” Casey said Monday. “Some of it is noise and some is general managers trying to get things done. The key thing is that everybody has to go out and do their job and pay attention to what they’re supposed to right in front of them and control the things you can control.
“Whether it’s this coach is going to get fired or that coach or this player is going to get traded or that one — just go out and do your job because that’s the nature of our league, unfortunately, but it’s part of it, so you have to be professional and deal with it.”