Vlade Divac and his team have placed an emphasis on improving the center position, but according to a league source, while the team holds Nikola Vucevic in high regard, the team is not expected to chase the Orlando Magic big man in free agency, despite reports to the contrary.
After posting 20.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.1 blocks per game this season, Vucevic is primed to sign a mega contract, whether it’s with the Orlando or elsewhere.
The 28-year-old is skilled and made his first All-Star team this season, but he’s not a great fit for the Kings’ uptempo style of play.
Source: James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area
Report: Blake Griffin Out Until November Due to Knee, Hamstring Soreness
The Detroit Pistons will be without Blake Griffin until at least early November due to continued soreness in his knee and hamstring.
Griffin did not travel to Indiana for Detroit’s season opener against the Pacers on Wednesday, with the team saying he will continue treatment and conditioning “for left hamstring and posterior knee soreness.”
The Pistons say he will be re-evaluated the first week of November.
Steve Kerr: ‘It’s unlikely’ that Klay Thompson Plays this Season
Ever since Klay Thompson tore his left ACL four months ago, the Warriors guard has held out hope that he could return this season in time for a potential NBA playoff run.
His coach, however, isn’t betting on that timeline.
“It’s unlikely that he’s going to play this year,” Steve Kerr recently told NBC Sports Bay Area in an exclusive interview that aired Tuesday in “NBA Season Tip-Off,” only on the MyTeams app. “So we have to understand that.”
Thompson, who suffered the knee injury during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, had surgery July 2, and has said he hopes to play after the NBA All-Star break in February. Recent history, however, suggests that might not be possible.