The Los Angeles Lakers already made their big splash of the 2021 offseason, acquiring the dynamic playmaker they had been seeking in the form of Russell Westbrook. Now, their focus shifts to retaining and signing free agents, the biggest of which is combo guard Alex Caruso. Caruso and Talen Horton-Tucker are their two biggest free agents that they hope to retain, and both could come with price tags ranging around $10 million in free agency.
The Indiana Pacers drafted Chris Duarte with the 13th overall pick on Thursday night in the 2021 NBA Draft, and according to J. Michael of the IndyStar, the Golden State Warriors tried to trade for him. The report from Michael can be seen in a post that is embedded below from his Twitter account. Related stories on NBA basketball The Indiana Pacers had a zoom press conference to introduce new head coach Rick Carlisle.
I have been going through A. Holiday stats trying to explain his drop in performance from 2019-20 to 2020-21 season (his 2pt %, 3pt %, assists & rebounds per 100 poss, defensive rating, they all are down from previous season). Then I found out that out of the 1176 minutes he played last season, he shared the court with T. McConnell for 808 minutes. This means he played almost 70% of his on-court time as a 2 guard (McConnell assist numbers suggest he was the primary ball handler).