James Young once again finished a summer league with more questions than answers about his game, and the Celtics guard didn’t have anything to add in the 80-75 loss to Portland yesterday in the club’s summer finale.
Danny Ainge, asked yesterday about what he has seen from Young and how he regards the forward’s future with the team, said, “I thought he had a really good summer league in Salt Lake. I thought he played well. He only played (seven) minutes the other night. I think James is doing fine, but we have a lot of decisions to make. A lot is dependent on what deals we’re able to do or not do, like do we sign or not sign another free agent?”
Source: Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN