It's yet another thing that adds salt to the wounds of a team that finished second in the Eastern Conference each of the past two seasons under coach Nick Nurse, and won the title in 2019.
While the NBA expects positive COVID-19 cases throughout the 2020-21 season, league sources told ESPN there isn't a specific number of positive cases or a precise scenario that could cause a game to be canceled or postponed.
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“I know I should have made it a little bit easier for coach,” he said. “I could have just went and got the basketball and just cleared everybody out. I’m not sure what went wrong on that play but I know what I could have done.”
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In his first three NBA seasons with the Lakers, Kuzma started 114 games and averaged 16.0 points. He was the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.
"I mean, it's good for him," teammate Anthony Davis said Sunday. "You don't have that contract anxiety for the whole year. Now that it's out of the way, you can go out there and play, which he was doing anyway. He was having a great preseason. He's been playing great for us in the bubble and all of last year. He's locked in. He made a great jump on both ends of the floor.
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Towns has been tragically impacted by the pandemic. His mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died on April 13 at age 58 due to complications from COVID-19. While Towns was still mourning his mother’s passing, he believed it was important to stand up against police brutality and racial injustice following the death of Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis while in police custody. Towns was present during a press conference for a rally for Floyd that was attended by former NBA player Stephen Jackson and other local dignitaries.
“I’ve always found it easier to shoot the ball when you’ve touched the ball,” laughed Rivers. “I’ve always thought it’s easier for the players to attack when the ball is moving than when the ball is in one spot. It’s something that we talk about every day, our guys are buying into it.”
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