Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and his staff will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Stevens earns the honor for the first time in his four seasons as an NBA head coach, all with the Celtics.
Steve Kerr Expects Warriors to be Better This Year
The Golden State Warriors won an NBA-high 67 games during the 2016-17 regular season and went 16-1 in the postseason to claim their second championship in three years. That 67-win total was achieved with Kevin Durant playing in only 62 games. Despite those extraordinary feats, at media day on Friday coach Steve Kerr said he believes the Warriors can take the dominance to another level this year.
“I think we’ll be better this year,” Kerr said. “We’re deeper. As I talked about, the continuity is really important. But the challenge is obvious. Three years in a row in the Finals, trying to make it a fourth. Very few teams in the history of the league have done that, and there’s a reason. It’s a long haul, so we’re going to have to navigate the season, pace ourselves but not lose our edge, and that’s the balance we’re looking for.”
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
Carmelo Anthony Expands List of Trade Destinations
Carmelo Anthony has widened his list of teams to which he’d accept a trade, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN.
Knicks have been informed that Oklahoma City is one of the other teams Carmelo Anthony has included on his list, team sources told ESPN
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Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN