Jon Krawczynski: Malik Beasley made the court appearance via zoom. “He’s doing well. He’s focused on controlling what he can control and he’s moving in a good direction,” one of Beasley’s attorneys, Ryan Pacyga, said.
Daniel Wallach: NEW: The judge overseeing Gina’s Ford’s lawsuit against Zion Williamson has disclosed that his son may be “financially connected” to the case because he is a partner of the law firm representing Ced Johnson, who was allegedly promised a 5% cut for intro’ing Gina to Zion’s family.
Diamond Leung: Zion Williamson attorney in letter last month to Gina Ford’s reiterated witnesses would be made available for deposition. But Zion’s side noted that written discovery hadn’t even taken place and both sides would need to enter into a confidentiality order for docs to be produced.
A number of athletes carry guns these days. The bigger question is where Porter was headed at 2 a.m. when he crashed? He is a terrific talent and probably has the highest ceiling of all the young players on the roster, but there’s a reason he was a lottery talent who fell to the last pick in the first round last year. He had some flags in his past. 26. “At his core, he’s a really good kid, and he’s had a challenging upbringing,” Cavs GM Koby Altman said. “It’s on all of us to help him achieve his potential.” 27. Altman wouldn’t comment on a disturbing Cleveland.com report alleging that Porter punched a woman in the face in August and pulled off her weave. Altman called it “unsubstantiated” because there were no charges filed.
“We’re working with Kevin’s representation now and we’re going to keep that private for now as we’re working through it,” Altman said Wednesday night via Zoom during the NBA Draft. “With Kevin, at his core he’s a really good kid. He’s had a really challenging upbringing and I think it’s on all of us to help him, to help him achieve his potential. In terms of what’s going on off the court, his representation on those matters, keep that internal.”