Pacific Notes: Myers, McGruder, Hollins, Dumars

Warriors general manager Bob Myers admits it’s a little unsettling potentially drafting a player that he may have not seen in person or viewed in an individual workout due to the pandemic. Myers’ comments were posted on the team’s website.

“It’s a rare thing to not have … I would have liked to see more guys than I did, but if you’re talking about me, that’s a possibility,” Myers said. “If you’re talking about our group, I think between us all, somebody will have seen the person at least play.”

Myers also says it’s too early to speculate whether he might trade his first-round pick until the lottery is drawn on Thursday: “Nobody is talking about trades. … Even assuming we had the pick number in hand, it’s premature to even know the value of it, for us or for another team, so we’ll have to wait and see kind of how things go in that direction.”

We have more from the Pacific Division:

  • Clippers guard Rodney McGruder has signed with Octagon Sports as his representative, the entertainment management organization tweets. McGruder is signed through next season but his $5MM salary for 2021/22 is not guaranteed.
  • Veteran Lakers assistant Lionel Hollins was not permitted to coach at the Orlando campus but he’s still involved in the team’s planning and preparation, as Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times details. Hollins watches practices live and prepares scouting reports with two other assistants, one of whom is in Orlando. The 66-year-old was deemed a high risk for the coronavirus due to preexisting conditions.
  • Joe Dumars, now the interim GM with the Kings, has a lot on his plate this offseason, as Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee details. Along with the draft, Dumars will try to work out a contract extension with point guard De’Aaron Fox. Bogdan Bogdanovic is headed to restricted free agency, while Kent Bazemore, Harry Giles, and Alex Len will be unrestricted. Dumars could also explore trades involving Buddy Hield, whose large extension kicks in next season after a very disappointing 2019/20 season.
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7 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Myers, McGruder, Hollins, Dumars

  1. Sillivan

    All Kings players are overpaid except rookie contracts
    Trade trade trade

    Pelicans And Suns
    Trade trade trade

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Stop trying to make fetch happen, it’s not going to happen.

    • They have a plan. One plan is not to draft over rated Ball. There are 3 rookies they like to draft if those are picked before they pick the draft pick will be traded.

      • x%sure

        If one is Killian Hayes, then they should be able to get him and have no need for a trade there. That may be why Myers dismisses the idea of trading. Hayes is supposed to have a mature game.

        Ball could help but right away is pushing it.

  2. El Don

    Buddy hasn’t had a very disappointing season, that was the team, not him. He played well until been dissed with the bench role, & then did as well as he could while watchin’ a much lesser player take his place.

    • wagner13

      Blame the Kings for foolishly firing Joerger and replacing him with Luke Walton despite his underachievement with the Lakers. He benched Hield and destroyed his self-confidence, while hardly giving Giles any minutes despite Bagley’s injury issues

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