When the NBA announced the official rosters for the summer restart on Monday, Cameron Reynolds‘ name didn’t show up on the Bucks‘ squad. Asked about Reynolds’ omission, head coach Mike Budenholzer explained that the limitations placed on the team’s overall traveling party – including coaches and trainers – resulted in Milwaukee leaving its second two-way player at home.
“It’s really hard not to bring him,” Budenholzer said, per Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “But at some point … you start thinking, ‘How do we make sure that, whether it be the top eight, nine, 10, 11 guys, have the best health from our sports performance, whether it be a massage person, a physical therapist, strength and conditioning coaches.’ … We felt like 16 players was the right decision and all the staff that we brought from sports performance and assistant coaches gave us our best group.”
Reynolds’ absence in Orlando doesn’t mean he’s no longer under contract with the Bucks. His two-way deal with the team will expire in October, and Milwaukee will have an opportunity to re-sign him at that point.
Here’s more from out of the Central:
- The 2019/20 season was a lost year for Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr., but he’s still capable of helping the team next season if he can get healthy, writes Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago. Porter is a lock to exercise his $28.5MM player option for 2020/21.
- Despite being out for the season with a torn ACL, Jeremy Lamb accompanied the Pacers to Orlando, joking that, “I didn’t want to be in Indiana by myself.” Michael McCleary of The Indianapolis Star has the full story on Lamb, who continues to rehab his injured knee.
- With some of the Pacers‘ big men dealing with minor ailments, T.J. Leaf could get a chance to play an increased role at least in the team’s upcoming scrimmages, if not the eight seeding games as well, writes Mark Montieth of Pacers.com.
- James L. Edwards III of The Athletic shares an interesting story on how Langston Galloway is spending this time during the hiatus — the Pistons guard, an unrestricted free agent, is becoming certified as a personal trainer.
3 thoughts on “Central Notes: Reynolds, Porter, Lamb, Leaf, Galloway”
Knicks said they wanted to make playoffs
How about Bulls？
Trade Otto Porter to take big salary and improve?
I wonder if more teams won’t be looking at that 37-man limit and sending more end-of-bench types home, after hearing star players complain about not having their personal assistants/posse/sets with them.
Not that this is a case of that… there could be a number of reasons.
At the planning stage, teams were wondering if they could bring enough players. But it would be a team with star players in their groove who will win it, not star players injured or unsettled. Nobody will just run out of players, not even the Nets.
An item goin’round: Kemba Walker talking:
“It’s very rare to see ‘Bron walking by himself and being comfortable… just walking around and not worrying about people coming up to him and being bothered asking for something. Now he’s just regular, you know”.
They’re trying! From another source, Lebron is going without his personal cook. ++DisneyStrong
TJ Leaf getting some playing time? May as well hand them the championship!