(Michigan Guard Nik) Stauskas said he intends to model his game after Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, two Golden State guards known for being both deadly from deep and versatile.
“With my ballhandling and my play in pick-and-rolls and things like that, I can immediately be a guy who can stretch the floor and make shots,” Stauskas said. “That’s something I’ve always been able to do, but I think teams are really going to be surprised when they put the ball in my hands and put me ball screens. They’re going to be surprised by the plays I can make for myself and others.”
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN