The Cleveland Cavaliers’ newly-minted head coach, Tyronn Lue, will have only coached 11 games when he is likely to be the head coach of the Eastern Conference All-Stars in Toronto next month.
But prior to Saturday’s contest against division rival Chicago Bulls, Lue said his predecessor, David Blatt, deserves to coach the All-Star Game after leading the team to a conference leading 30-11 record.
“I talked to P.J. Carlesimo about it this morning and I told him I think Coach Blatt should coach it,” Lue said.
Source: Chris Haynes of The Plain Dealer
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