Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo admitted he “could have handled the situation better” in the wake of his one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
Rondo, who was punished after a verbal altercation with assistant coach Jim Boylen during Saturday’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks, spoke for the first time since missing Monday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
“Me, as a player, as a point guard, I could have handled the situation better,” Rondo said. “But when I feel a certain way, I’m going to speak on it. My whole thing is always for the betterment of the team. So if it comes off the wrong way or things of that nature, I’m trying to work on that; but for the most part, I’m not a selfish individual.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN
Giannis Antetokounmpo to Miss Game With Knee Soreness
The Milwaukee Bucks have listed All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as out for Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee soreness.
Antetokounmpo will be missing his third game this season with the same ailment, having sat out a Nov. 22 contest at Phoenix and a Dec. 23 matchup in Charlotte.
Hornets Make Kemba Walker Available via Trade
Overloaded with bad contracts and untradeable assets, the Charlotte Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, league sources told ESPN.
Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in which another team would take on one of the Hornets’ several less desirable contracts, sources said.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.