James Borrego Rumors
He would get in Miles Bridges’ face for missing a defensive assignment. He would show Devonte Graham the open teammates he overlooked. He would point out the spots on the floor Malik Monk should have reached faster. Parker didn’t do this to be a know-it-all. He did it because coach James Borrego installed him as the Hornets’ savant-in-residence before training camp began in Chapel Hill last September.
Batum was a major topic of conversation when the players, Borrego and general manager Mitch Kupchak met with media post-season. I asked Borrego last week where Batum fits going forward. “Rick, I don’t really know,” Borrego replied.