Rajon Rondo said Monday on ESPN’s The Jump that the Kings never jelled as a team last season, and the tension between DeMarcus Cousins and the coaching staff was unlike anything he has experienced in his NBA career.
The 30-year-old point guard, who will be a free agent this offseason, said the Kings “didn’t sacrifice enough for one another” in 2015-16.
“There were too many distractions on and off the court. The organization as a whole, I don’t think was together completely. I think as a team you have to want the best for the next man beside you, and that wasn’t the case with the Sacramento Kings,” he said.
Magic Forward Aaron Gordon Misses Game With Concussion
Orlando leading scorer Aaron Gordon missed Saturday’s 117-110 loss to the Hawks because of a concussion, further draining the short-handed Magic.
The 6-foot-9 Gordon, averaging 18.5 points per game, was injured Friday as the Magic lost to Denver. Mario Hezonja started in Gordon’s spot Saturday night.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
76ers’ Robert Covington Injured After Diving into stands
Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington was helped off the court by two teammates after crashing into the stands alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench with 1:08 remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday night.
Covington was diving to save a loose ball.
Pacers End Cavs 13-Game Winning Streak
With the Cavaliers’ franchise-record-tying 13-game winning streak ending with a 106-102 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, the biggest disappointment in Cleveland’s postgame locker room stemmed from news that weather issues would delay the team flight home, not the defeat.
If anything, the loss provided Cleveland a chance to reflect on the team it has become in the last 3 ½ weeks, going from a 5-7 record to holding the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
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