The Pistons declined to comment and referred ESPN to Platinum Equity partner Mark Barnhill for comment.
Adebayo, 23, has earned trust and praise from his teammates and coaches for his work ethic since being drafted 14th overall out of Kentucky in 2017. He has earned what he's gotten in the league and he has repeatedly credited his mom for the example she set and the toughness she displayed in helping Adebayo reach his own dreams.Charlotte Hornets Face Masks
Harden, the perennial MVP candidate, took a coronavirus test at the Toyota Center in Houston on Tuesday as part of the league's protocol to return to play, Rockets coach Stephen Silas confirmed. Once cleared to return, the next step would be for Harden to join the Rockets training camp, which started on the weekend without him.Sacramento Kings Face Masks
"Nobody really cares," Butler said. "I got a job to do so that's what I got to be ready to do. I got to be ready to go out there and compete when these games start, nicked up or not. I think a lot of people are going to be that. Still go out there and compete, still go out there and win. And that's where I'm at with it."Minnesota Timberwolves Face Masks
"I feel good, body feels good, but at the same time I got to make sure the people around me, my training staff, my trainer, training staff, coaches, also be in my ear like, 'AD, calm down,'" Davis said. "I've been great doing practice. I've been in every drill, being in condition and getting back into the swing of things, but like I said, you want to be smart about it as well."
"That's his why," Heat star Jimmy Butler said of Adebayo's relationship with his mom. "I think their bond is the best and I think that the way that he plays, the passion, all of that, it comes from somewhere. And it comes from her. I love that. He deserves that. She deserves that. And like I've said all along, that guy is what makes us go. He's the engine behind what we're trying to make happen. And I'm grateful to be on his side to tell you the truth; I know he's going to continually get better. So much more of that to come for both of them."