''I'm a believer in coach Pierce,'' he said. ''He sold me on his plan and I wanted to be on board to come down and try to help him make a difference.''
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As Beal noted, that has left teams without a homecourt advantage. The Wizards, for example, have the same record at home (7-10) as they do in away games (7-10).Orlando Magic face coverings
“We both agreed that as part of the process of looking at a new collective bargaining agreement, we should discuss that issue,“ Silver said.Boston Celtics face coverings
The other part at play here: If the Celtics use their TPE to add talent and the team yearns to stay below the luxury tax, it might limit the amount of salary they can add -- at least without sending out salary. Boston is roughly $15 million below the tax line now but adding someone like, say, Harrison Barnes at $22.2 million means the Celtics have to send out at least $7 million in salary to stay below the tax line.NBA Team Logo Face Coverings
Doo said the voicemail from KG wasn’t necessarily a light-switch moment for Brown. But it clearly resonated with him at a time he needed a little tough love and inspiration. Charlotte Hornets face coverings
Andrew Wiggins remained an effective 1-on-1 defender for the Warriors in February, forcing his opponents to shoot 4.2 percentage points worse from the field (42.4 percent) than when they weren't guarded by him.
1. Jazz (27-8, Last Week No. 2). Utah is back on top of the power rankings and has earned the right to be mentioned among the title contenders. However, the loss to Miami shows the challenge ahead of them in the second round of the playoffs and beyond: Late in the game, Jimmy Butler — a strong wing player who loves the midrange — got to his spots and hit shots. Utah’s defensive game plan is to force teams to take midrange jumpers, but what happens against a team that has players who thrive in that range? The Clippers and Lakers stars are very comfortable in the midrange.