Pacific Notes: Harrell, Bazemore, Thompson, Booker

Clippers coach Doc Rivers is hopeful big man Montrezl Harrell can play in the team’s final seeding game on Friday, Jovan Buha of The Athletic tweets. Rivers would like to play one game with his usual rotation prior to the playoffs, Buha adds. One of the league’s top reserves, Harrell left the Orlando campus due to the passing of his grandmother. He’ll have to rebuild rhythm with teammates and regain his conditioning, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times notes.

We have more on the Pacific Division:

  • Kings swingman Kent Bazemore appears unlikely to play against the Lakers on Thursday, Sean Cunningham of KXTV tweets. Bazemore, who hasn’t played since last Thursday, is dealing with a calf injury. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
  • Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been working out mainly in Orange County, Calif., including a workout with backcourt partner Stephen Curry, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Thompson was cleared to train without restrictions in June after suffering a torn ACL during last season’s Finals.
  • The Suns have been the breakout team in Orlando and Devin Booker is confident that will carry over to next season, Nick Friedell of ESPN writes. “I don’t think there’s going to be any sad faces around here, whether we leave here in the playoffs or not,” Booker said. “We’ve put the work in and we’ve grown as a team. We’ve took tremendous strides that I think will build for us for continuing years to come.”
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10 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Harrell, Bazemore, Thompson, Booker

  1. wagner13

    I’m glad Booker has embraced the city of Phoenix and has a long-term mindset. He understands the current regime has a sense of direction unlike in years past. The Suns are quietly building a solid core with Ayton, Bridges, Carter, Johnson, and Oubre among others. Stick it to Draymond. Nobody likes that dude anyway

    • El Don

      I like Dray!
      He is more entertaining in the court than Curry or Klay, they just shoot 3’s like there is no tomorrow! At least Dray plays D, annoys guys, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals… the guy is a machine!

      • wagner13

        I respect him as a player, but his comments are a bit egotistical for my liking. It’s a similar phenomenon to Beverly

        • El Don

          Beverly is a useless player & a chump, can’t see any similarity, but it’s ok, if you think so.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Suns are for real. They are headed in right direction. Agree with all Booker said. They should sign Saric. He’s solid piece.
    With CJs back injury. I’m rooting for Suns. They would give Lakers best run in 1st rd. The old vs the young. O
    A lot of posters on this board. Talked trading Booker. Even before Drey comments. I hope they are watching him now. He’s playing better than anyone. I can’t believe he went 13th. Shows you what you can do if you draft right. The draft is the way to build a true team. This is one of best examples. Hope my Knicks do it right.

    • Sillivan

      Knicks are different , and should not rely on drafts
      Let’s say you draft 5 Kevin Knox and 5 Smith Jr
      By comparison
      You sign free agent Davis and Giannis
      Last 2 years teams sign free agent LeBron Kawhi Durant

    • Sillivan

      I have full confidence on Rose and World Wide Wes
      World Wide means a lot than you think

      Suns will be comparable to Pelicans next year

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    No one is coming to NY until you build a playoff team with a future. There are No FA next yr. So relax and enjoy next yr. First these playoffs. Only thing Knicks have is this draft. Then we will see where they go. Relax and enjoy today. Tmrw is always coming.

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