While the Hornets guard play last season was dynamic with Terry Rozier and DeVonte’ Graham, they are undersized with both players standing only 6’1″. The Toronto Raptors have a similar-sized backcourt but both their players play above their size, the Hornets pair do not.
"I was a little like, 'Damn.' Once I got the whole transcript, I was like, 'Damn,'" James said, adding that he made sure to read Irving's full comments before reacting to them. "I wasn't like, 'Oh, you trippin'. I've hit game-winning shots my whole life.' I was not like that. I was like, 'Damn.' Because ... I played with Kyrie for three seasons [with the Cleveland Cavaliers]. The whole time when I was there, I only wanted to see him be a MVP of our league. I only cared about his success. And it just didn't align. It just didn't align. And we were able to win a championship. That's the craziest thing. We were still able to win a championship, and we could never align. But I only cared about his well-being, both on and off the floor.
So stay tuned for more rollercoaster rides today and in the coming days. This shortened offseason has been a wild ride already but it feels like there’s more drama left to play out."Charlotte Hornets Face Masks
"In the present circumstances, bringing thousands of individuals (and households) together -- many of whom would travel and return from other counties -- creates too much risk of widespread transmission in transit and while visiting San Francisco," the department of public health said in a letter to the Warriors, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Atlanta Hawks Face Masks
"They can play at least the roles that Dwight and JaVale did from a minutes standpoint, maybe more," Vogel said of Gasol and Harrell. "That's something that will play out over the course of the season.Chicago Bulls Face Masks
The NBA has gone to great lengths to make this season's setup as safe as possible. Last week, it released a 154-page health and safety guide for the season. The document includes instructions for frequent testing; how to safely distance and eat on planes; where players can eat on the road and who can accompany them; how teams should be isolated from other guests and housekeeping staff at hotels; and many, many more such protections.
"We'll mix it in, take it game by game and see what happens," Davis said. "We were very successful when I was at the 5, so maybe it's something that we still kind of wait for the playoffs again, then over the course of the season kind of toy with it game by game."Phoenix Suns Face Masks