(LeBron) James made his first start this season at the “four” Friday night in the Cavaliers’ 108-83 dismissing of the Washington Wizards.
It had the look and feel of Cleveland’s “eureka moment,” sliding James over from the wing, moving Iman Shumpert into the starting lineup, playing smaller and faster in a way that easily handled the Wizards’ speed, and maybe, just maybe, could be the key to matching up with the Warriors in June.
Only, James is fully endorsing it, perhaps more fully than ever before.
“It’s definitely the right time,” said James, who posted 19 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists against the Wizards.
Source: Joe Vardon of The Plain Dealer
Report: Earl Watson Fired as Suns Coach
Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN