Pacific Notes: Kings, Cook, Warriors, Clippers

The Kings will place more than one third of their full-time workers on four-month furloughs beginning June 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports. The employees were informed in an email from President of Business Operations John Rinehart.  The furloughs will impact approximately 100 workers but the front office, health and performance, and scouting/analytics staffs will not be affected.

We have more from the Pacific Division:

  • Lakers guard Quinn Cook detailed all the precautions being taken at the team’s practice facility after it was reopened. In an Instagram post relayed by The Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli, Cook said even his shoes were not exempt. “We had to leave whatever we wore, whatever shoes and flip-flops we wore, we had to leave them outside,” he said. “We had to wash our hands as soon as we walk in the door. Once we get inside, all of our stuff is kind of right there on the court.” Cook and Devontae Cacok were the only two players to use the facility on Saturday, according to Ganguli. Veterans Jared Dudley and Danny Green were planning to use the facility on Monday.
  • Guards Derrick Rose, Tomas Satoransky and Reggie Bullock are among the guards the Warriors could target with their $17MM trade exception, Grant Liffmann of NBC Sports Bay Area opines. The Warriors obtained the large exception in the Andre Iguodala trade with Memphis last summer.
  • The Clippers’ workout plan during the stoppage of play should have them well-prepared whenever practices and games resume, as Jovan Buha of The Athletic details. The Clippers held weekly group workouts over Zoom as well as chats with famous athletes, along with creating personalized home workout rooms for each player. The organization ordered equipment to ensure each player could work out from home via video calls with individualized player-coaches and strength trainers.
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10 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Kings, Cook, Warriors, Clippers

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Trade exception is big asset for Warriors. You can get a solid player for that. Plus they have probably top pick in draft. They are sitting pretty. I see them as one of favorites in west.

  2. ThePeople'sElbow

    Not sure how a PG really helps the dubs. They need a stretch 4 more than anything – Gallinari or Millsap are far better fits than a backup PG. C’mon Liffman!

    • x%sure

      They were advertised as being under the radar. Expectations lowered appropiately

    • Simmons>Russ

      I see the Warriors as having locked down positions 1-4. They then have a top draft pick and big trade exception to build a team that’s going to be a threat.

      I think GSW will manage

      • Warriors will draft a young Center in this draft there are 2 available. they will use the money to build the bench. A solid PG when Curry is out would help a lot.

    • Howie415

      Huh? Jordan Poole is a long way from subbing for Curry. He may get there. Paschall is fine at the 4.

  3. nentwigs

    “Lakers Cook detailed all the precautions being taken at the team’s practice facility kitchen after it was reopened.”

  4. phillyballers

    Research project on a northern hawaiian island trying to reintroduce native flora and birds… you take a ship there, they freeze all of your clothes that you’re bringing. Then when you get close to shore you gotta strip down and swim to shore so that you don’t have any potential invasive species of plants or bugs somehow on your clothes or person.

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