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Van Gundy: Fate of Cavs Falls on GM Griffin

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Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy only had Tyronn Lue as a player for a short period of time in the 2008-09 season.

But that short stint while both were with the Orlando Magic told Van Gundy that Lue would be a good coach one day.

So in Van Gundy’s mind, the onus falls on Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin for the recent decision to fire David Blatt and insert Lue into the head coaching spot.

“Ty’s going to do a good job, a really good job,” Van Gundy said Friday before the Pistons’ 114-106 loss to the Cavs at the Palace. “It’s not on him. It’s on David Griffin.”

Source: Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press

 

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Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

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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

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Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion

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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.

Source: ESPN

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Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game

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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

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