Vincent Ellis: Pistons coach Dwane Casey: “I’m not going to sit here and talk about Chinese relations with Hong Kong if I don’t understand it, the complexities of it.” Most NBA players don’t connect with what’s going on in China. And that’s OK freep.com/story/sports/n… via @freep
Storyline: Morey's Hong Kong Tweet
TNT and ESPN are making significant changes to their NBA coverage, and it appears to be for the better. The highlights: 1). TNT dumped the “players only” Tuesday night cablecasts and replaced them with more traditional cablecasts featuring a trained play-by-play announcer (Ian Eagle, Brian Anderson) with a trained analyst (Stan Van Gundy, Jim Jackson). Those “players only broadcasts” — featuring three former players without a professional play-by-play voice — ended up ranking among the most regrettable sports broadcasting lab experiments of the 21st century.