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Marvin Bagley
Walton sees him as positionless
FSacramento Kings
July 11, 2020
Coach Luke Walton said he sees Bagley as a "positionless player" and that he'll play the four and five moving forward, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Tobias Harris
Says team chemistry wasn't 'the best'
FPhiladelphia 76ers
July 11, 2020
Harris noted that the 76ers' team chemistry through the year wasn't "the best" but cited group chats and video calls as being an opportunity to "grow a little bit together" during the pandemic, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Caris LeVert
Practicing with 'swagger'
FBrooklyn Nets
July 11, 2020
Coach Jacque Vaughn shared that LeVert is playing with "swagger" during practice, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
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Stephen Curry
Calls season 'blessing in disguise'
GGolden State Warriors
July 11, 2020
Curry noted that the Warriors going 15-50 this season "could be a blessing in disguise in terms of this next three, four years we want to have. Get rested, get healthy. ... We've had a long seven years, so it was nice to get a little refresh," Ali Thanawalla of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Rodions Kurucs
Starts at PF during practice
FBrooklyn Nets
July 10, 2020
Kurucs started at power forward during the Nets' practice Friday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
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Pascal Siakam
Didn't touch ball for three months
FToronto Raptors
July 9, 2020
Siakam intimated that he went "around three months without actually playing or shooting the basketball," Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports. "I feel like I lost track of time as soon as I got into quarantine," Siakam noted.
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Joel Embiid
'Thought about' opting out bubble
CPhiladelphia 76ers
July 9, 2020
Embiid "thought about" opting out of the resumed 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
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Pau Gasol
Likely bound for Spain
CFree Agent
July 8, 2020
Gasol is nearing an agreement in principle with Spanish club FC Barcelona on a one-year deal, Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net reports.
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Jaylen Brown
Playing for multiple reasons
FBoston Celtics
July 6, 2020
Brown describes his decision to participate in the NBA season restart as partly motivated by his desire to amplify social justice issues, the Associated Press reports. "Once I thought about the opportunity that the organization and the NBA presented to play for something bigger than myself, I was signed up," he said. "I plan on using my voice while I'm down there. I plan on spreading light on things that are getting dimmed and hopefully the NBA and our organization can understand."
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Bradley Beal
Traveling with team pending decision
GWashington Wizards
July 6, 2020
Beal is expected to join the Wizards on their flight to Orlando on Tuesday for the 2019-20 season restart, though he hasn't yet made a decision on whether he'll participate, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
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J.R. Smith
Endured depression during time away
GLos Angeles Lakers
July 6, 2020
Smith, who recently signed with the Lakers for the remainder of the regular season and postseason, describes himself as having been in a "very depressed state" during the 20 months he was out of the NBA, the Associated Press reports.
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Dwight Howard
Will join team for season restart
CLos Angeles Lakers
July 6, 2020
Howard confirmed Monday that he'll join the Lakers in Orlando and play when the season restarts, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Kelly Oubre
Could play in Orlando
FPhoenix Suns
July 6, 2020
The Suns have not officially ruled Oubre out for when play resumes in Orlando, Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Deni Avdija
Scores 24 points in win
FFree Agent
July 6, 2020
Avdija went for 24 points in Maccabi Tel Aviv's recent win over Hapoel Holon.
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Chris Boucher
Adds weight during break
CToronto Raptors
July 6, 2020
Boucher said Monday that he added roughly 15 pounds during the NBA shutdown, Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press reports.
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Brandon Clarke
Confirms healthy status
FMemphis Grizzlies
July 6, 2020
Clarke confirmed Monday that he's fully healthy heading into the Orlando restart, Clayton Collier of Local 24 in Memphis reports.
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Gordon Hayward
May leave bubble in September
FBoston Celtics
July 5, 2020
Hayward is planning to leave the NBA bubble in September when his wife Robyn, who's expecting the couple's fourth child, goes into labor, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports.
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Serge Ibaka
Excited about team's prospects
CToronto Raptors
July 5, 2020
Ibaka said he and his Raptors teammates are in prime condition both physically and mentally ahead of the NBA's planned restart, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports. "I saw just how everyone is in great shape," Ibaka said on a conference call with reporters Saturday. "They came here in great shape, and as soon as we got here, everyone was starting to put in work."
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Landry Shamet
Orlando arrival likely delayed
GLos Angeles Clippers
July 5, 2020
Shamet's recent positive COVID-19 test means the second-year wing will likely not be traveling with his teammates to the Orlando bubble this week, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Joe Ingles
Expanded opportunity awaits
FUtah Jazz
July 5, 2020
Ingles is in line for expanded offensive responsibility with Bojan Bogdanovic (wrist) out for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.
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Rudy Gobert
Focused on upcoming postseason
CUtah Jazz
July 5, 2020
Gobert, whose positive COVID-19 test back in March started a domino effect of the suspension of numerous sports leagues and events, is focused on finishing out the regular season and trying to win a championship in the coming weeks, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
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Aaron Holiday
Opportunity opens up?
GIndiana Pacers
July 5, 2020
Holiday, who's already logged 26 starts this season, could be in line to serve as the top shooting guard the rest of the campaign with Victor Oladipo opting out of the Orlando restart.
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Victor Oladipo
Prioritizes rehab over postseason
GIndiana Pacers
July 5, 2020
Oladipo's primary reason for opting out of the NBA restart is to devote additional time to the ongoing rehab of the ruptured quadriceps tendon he suffered in early 2019, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. "I feel like I'm at a great place in my rehab and getting closer and closer to 100 percent," Oladipo said. "With all the variables, from how I have to build my 5-on-5 workload back up, to the increased risk of a soft tissue injury which could delay my rehab, and the unknown exact set up of the bubble, I just can't get my mind to being fully comfortable in playing."
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Kent Bazemore
Wants to stay in Sacramento
FSacramento Kings
July 3, 2020
Bazemore reiterated Friday that he would like to remain on the Kings for the next few years, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Khris Middleton
Didn't touch ball for 2-3 months
GMilwaukee Bucks
July 3, 2020
Middleton didn't touch a basketball for two-to-three months during the pandemic, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports.
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