(Byron) Scott disagrees with the notion that he has “lengthened the leash” on (D’Angelo) Russell, claiming the leash was never short to begin with. Instead, Scott says Russell has simply played better recently, which has led to increased confidence and allowed Scott to start him and play him more.
“I don’t think I really loosened it up,” Scott said. “I just think he’s getting more comfortable in his role. I don’t feel I’ve really loosened it that much. I don’t think it’s been that tight in the first place.”
Source: Jovan Buha of ESPN
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Magic Johnson Subpoenaed to Testify in Green Lawsuit
Magic Johnson has been subpoenaed as a witness in a civil lawsuit accusing Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green of assault, according to court documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press.
Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations, and Green both played basketball for Michigan State, and the plaintiff played football at MSU.