Phoenix Suns Rumors
So how much say does Kokoskov, a first-year NBA head coach who had been an assistant in the league for 18 years, have in what Phoenix’s front office is doing with a roster he has to coach? “NBA organization is a serious organization,” Kokoskov said after Saturday’s shootaround before the Suns played the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I’m always asked for opinion and my job description is to run the team and coach the team and get us ready and prepared for Minnesota.”
Crawford chose not to comment on the reported trade, but he will be a familiar face for Rivers, who was coming off a career season in his final season with Los Angeles before joining the Wizards this season. “It’s too fresh for me to digest,” Crawford said after Saturday’s shootaround. “There are players involved that I know. It’s too fresh.”
David Cobb: In light of the Kelly Oubre pursuit gone awry, I asked Chris Wallace how serious the Grizzlies are about upgrading at wing: “We understand you have to give to get, but right now I don’t think I have anything that I would consider as imminent for us at this time.”
Chris Herrington: Chris Wallace conducted a pregame scrum about last night’s madness. Said, on the subject of future dealings with the Wizards/Suns: “I don’t carry grudges, but I’m not happy about what happened.” Rest was rehash/elaboration of what was reported last night. Still … story coming.
Jonathan Feigen: Wallace: “We were very clear about who was in the trade. Contrary to reports, it was not Dillon Brooks. Individuals from one or both of those teams leaked the deal. We were very clear on what we communicated. We don’t have any issues with how we conducted this.”
Jonathan Feigen: One more from Griz GM Chris Wallace on the non-trade: “What happened last night was unfathomable. I’ve never experienced this before. We were very clear with who was in this deal. From our standpoint, we made it very clear it was not Dillon Brooks.”
So what exactly what happened last night? Chris Wallace: We had been dealing with Washington in the trade (involving MarShon Brooks & Wayne Selden) and as soon as Dillon Brooks was mentioned in the trade, it stopped. I’m not sure where the other parties got Dillon from, but they didn’t get it from us. Once he was requested, then that was the end of that.