Western Notes: Davis, Warriors, Durant, Jordan, Bluiett

Amid all the trade talk, Anthony Davis has been on the sidelines due to a finger injury. That could change in the near future, whether or not he’s dealt by the Pelicans. Davis has been cleared to practice, ESPN’s Michael C. Wright reports. Davis has missed the last seven games with a sprained left index finger. However, it’s uncertain when Davis will return to action as coach Alvin Gentry was evasive on that topic.

We have more from around the Western Conference:

  • The Warriors will take a hard look at the buyout market after the trade deadline but won’t necessarily add another piece, ESPN’s Nick Friedell reports. GM Bob Myers feels comfortable with his roster at the moment. “We’ll see who’s bought out, first of all,” Myers said. “And then if it’s a player we think makes sense that can help us win a championship, then we’ll look at it. … We’re still probably a week or so away from those things happening.”
  • Speculation over Kevin Durant‘s future hasn’t impacted Golden State’s locker room, Myers claimed in the same report. “I don’t necessarily feel that in the locker room personally,” Myers said. “I don’t feel like it’s become part of our fabric.”
  • DeAndre Jordan is unlikely to return to the Mavericks as a free agent this summer, Matt Mosley of the Dallas Morning News speculates. Jordan was included in the blockbuster deal with the Knicks that brought Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas. The only way Jordan would consider re-signing with Dallas for the second straight summer is if he fails to land a multi-year deal elsewhere. The Mavericks wouldn’t view Jordan as part of their long-term plan, Mosley adds.
  • Pelicans two-way guard Trevon Bluiett underwent surgery last week to repair an ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, according to a team press release. No timetable for his return has been announced. Bluiett has appeared in 24 G League games with the Salt Lake City Stars but has yet to make his NBA debut.
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8 thoughts on “Western Notes: Davis, Warriors, Durant, Jordan, Bluiett

  1. Ptn18

    Steve Kerr after the Superbowl- “It gets really old watching the the same team win the whole thing all the time, doesn’t it.” “Sorry that was really arrogant. It was fun to say though.” Kerr has titles with the Bulls and Warriors.

  2. GM of Warriors- “comfortable with roster” … I mean 5 all-stars on one team and someone being comfortable with that isn’t worth reporting

  3. arc89

    If you are a veteran your first choice would be GSW. Why not play for a team with a good chance at a ring. Either way you are a free agent at the end of the season but you got a ring to treasure rest of your life.

  4. Guest617

    lebron should be trying to pry durant to the lakers – oh that’s right, durant can’t stand him.

    • x%sure

      AD feels differently, and you misquote fellow SF Durant, who doesn’t make sense on the same team as James.

      Your pissy little points never hold water.

  5. OCTraveler

    Getting tired of the “Durant will look good in a Knicks’ uniform next year” comments – face it, Durant will look good in ANY uniform next year, especially a Warriors’ uniform.

  6. totoiv

    Many think Durant will leave to NY and Thompson might jump to the Lakers. I’ve seen many saying this will be the end of the Warriors run. But, with the Warriors going into their new Arena, the pressure to keep it filled, and the owner saying he will pay any tax to field a championship team, I’d like to see what some of the top NBA prognosticators would expect if Durant and Thompson leave. I think the Warriors would court the next two biggest all-stars on the market. They would have a super max position open and be able to go about $20 million on the second player. So, who would they be. What would that Warrior team in 2019-2020 look like?

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