Sam Presti Rumors
What might be more pressing is the issue with Anthony. While the Thunder want to keep George long-term, they’d very much like to find a way to rid themselves of Anthony, who could not find a role with the team and did not inspire confidence with his unwillingness to sacrifice, highlighted by his insistence that he would not come off the bench.
Anthony, whom the Knicks traded away in September, has an opt-out for next season worth $28 million. Anthony, 33, said money may not be a deciding factor because he’s already made a ton in his career. “I’m going to reiterate one thing because it’s important,’’ Presti said Wednesday in a press conference. “His comments at the end of the year are not reflective of his approach this year. He put both feet into that. He has to decide if he wants to do another year of trying to be a stretch player.”
Fred Katz: This was quite the statement from Sam Presti today on Paul George: “I thought that during that two- or three-month stretch where he was shooting the ball like that, I thought he was the best player in the league.”
Erik Horne: Presti when asked how Westbrook can improve, says RW is focused on becoming a better 3-point shooter, sees the work he puts in late night in gym. “One thing I can tell you about Westbrook: He’s driven. He’s not going to kick his feet up and expect things to be different.”