Monologue: Ailing Warriors are giving Raptors a window
As for Klay:
Still give Warriors a shot if KD and Klay miss game 3?
“It’s going to be tough. It gives them a little bit adversity. Not having Klay on the court, that’s a new dynamic that they’re going to have to deal with and that’s hard to kind of adjust right in the Finals” – Jackson
“I would be shocked if Klay doesn’t play. One of the biggest problems is because it’s not even just Klay out, it’s just the aggregate of everybody else that’s hampered you” – MacMullan
How does Kevon Looney’s injury impact Warriors rotation?
Looney was giving them the most minutes off the bench since KD got hurt
“It’s a luxury to have Boogie Cousins and Andrew Bogut replacing him. You’re not really losing anything, you’re just giving these experienced guys a chance to play” – Jackson
“Honestly, Looney was a better fit [than Boogie and Bogut]. Looney is a huge, huge loss” – MacMullan
June 4, 2000 – Bryant…..TO SHAQ!!!!!
Kobe Bryant with the alley-oop pass to Shaq in Game 7 of the WCF vs the Blazers!
Little kid with the ankle breaking spin in Utah!
Could you eat 7 hamburgers in one sitting?
Don’t judge me 🤷🏻♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/TSGQ6iYWgM
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 4, 2019
Who’s to blame for escalating this brouhaha?
Former NBA player Terrence Jones dealt a low blow to an opponent who later clotheslined him, sparking a brawl in a Philippine Basketball Association game.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 5, 2019
How long do you think this took?
Kawhi sues Nike over rights to “Klaw” logo
“I don’t see this affecting him. Come on, Nike! You have all the top guys. It’s just a logo. You can’t promote the logo without Kawhi. It’s his hand, his logo” – Jackson
“The fact that this is very, very important to him is willing to take a stand on it” – MacMullan
How does Boogie’s performance in Finals impact free agency?
“Free agency to me is an interesting question. It’s going to be very difficult for him to return to Golden State just because of their economic situation and they have other priorities” – MacMullan
Good idea for NBA to remove “owner” label? (Via TMZ Sports)
Click here to read more about this topic
“People are looking too deep into the word ‘owner.’ I love the word. I own a company. It’s a title that you are given after you’ve worked hard to build something from the ground up and to own something, it means a lot to me” – Jackson
“When Draymond Green addressed this issue, he was talking more about the idea of, ‘I own you. you play for me.’ That’s what everybody is trying to dispel here. There’s a little of a plantation mentality. If there are enough players that feel that way, and there seems to be a growing number of them, it’s worth looking at” – MacMullan
“I had written a story regarding Josh Harris (Sixers) and I called him an NBA owner and someone from the Sixers reached out to me and said ‘We’re not calling him an owner. We’re calling him a managing partner'” – MacMullan
That story can be found here
Stephen Curry gives thanks by Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated
Klay looking healthy at practice
“To see him dribbling the ball and even coming off his feet after injuring a hamstring, he should be good”
“He’s not running around like we would normally see him in a game as one of the most active players in the NBA”
Keep in mind too: Kawhi just bought a lovely property in southern California (with a nice pool!)
“You can’t really prove he bought it in Toronto. If we had some solid proof, it’s everything. Because why would you buy a crib in Toronto when you’re already getting double taxed? I really don’t think he’s going back, even with the success”
“This is one of the things that happens all the time when there’s speculation”
Nike has this @KDTrey5 shirt on the site that has all the Teams/Cities KD has played for. The last 2 are Oakland & San Francisco. GSW last season in Oakland is this season. Next season they are in SF. Did @Nike confirm KD back to Warriors? #NBAFinals #Warriors #NBA pic.twitter.com/SsdX2iTlKd
— Audel Del Toro (@AudelDelToro) June 2, 2019
“Nike sets up marketing plans for all scenarios” – Windhorst
“Nike has no clue of what he’s doing. KD is the only one who knows” – Jackson
Kobe Bryant later denied this to Stephen A. Smith
Lance Stephenson to TMZ Sports:
June 4, 1997 – Michael Jordan with the tough reverse layup, with english vs the Utah Jazz!
Not smooth Jazz
Should Jazz bring back Ricky Rubio?
Via Ernest Macià of Catalunya Radio in Barcelona:
“Utah has already let me know that I am not a priority for them” – Ricky Rubio
What should Knicks do with No. 3 pick?
According to Woj, Duke forward RJ Barrett, the presumptive No. 3 pick in the draft will make a visit to the New York Knicks early next week
“They draft [RJ] Barrett, but don’t print up any billboards” – Windhorst
What version of Iggy will we see in Game 3?
“Nobody is more reliable than him. Everybody loves him because he is the ultimate professional and knows the task at hand” – Jackson
Windhorst & Nichols:
DeRozan: “I had to be the sacrificial lamb”
“At the end of the day, be happy that you had a hand in it. Everybody’s a sacrificial lamb at some point” – Jackson
“The Raptors are a better team without him. That trade was a good trade” – Windhorst
More pressure on Warriors or Raptors in Game 3?
Raptors at GS (Warriors are -5.5 favorites)
Jackson & Windhorst: Warriors
“They got to take care of homecourt in Game 3 with all the injuries and all the other stuff that’s going with the team” – Jackson
“They need to win a game that they know Kevin Durant is not playing in”