Overlooked coming out of high school in Rochester, New York - he had less than a handful of Division I offers despite performing at a high level in AAU ball - Pickett was the first player coach Jamion Christian signed when he was hired by Siena before the 2018-19 season.
New signee DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots for the Clippers, who were without Leonard (foot) for a fourth straight game. His status is questionable against the Suns.
Even though Williamson recorded 33 points and 14 rebounds, his double-double wasn’t enough to secure the win for the Pelicans in a game that had fans grumbling about free throws. It was, however, enough to join the 2,000 career points club.
Jokić has also been credited for elevating his teammates' play. Before Murray’s injury, the duo willingly deferred to each other. While Murray has had nine games of 30 or more points this season, Jokić has had 11. According to NBA.com, Jokić has shown balanced passing to Murray (28.9%), Barton (16.0%), Morris (12.6%), Michael Porter Jr. (10.3%) and Facundo Campazzo (9.1%). And since acquiring Aaron Gordon from Orlando before the NBA trade deadline last month, Jokić has already recorded more assists to Gordon than any of his former Magic teammates.Atlanta Hawks
Thursday's loss to the Bulls went better, with Carey Jr. playing 15 minutes and finishing with eight points and four rebounds. And it may not be a coincidence that Carey Jr.'s bounce-back game came after the Hornets were able to practice, something they haven't done much of due to the condensed schedule (nearly every team in the league can make this claim).Sacramento Kings
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Rivers said after the game he thinks Embiid might've been able to play had this been a playoff game.Detroit Pistons
On Saturday, it was reported that Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford had tested positive for COVID-19. While the initial test results seemed inconclusive, and the team hoped he’d be able to remain on the sidelines following two negative test results, it appears that won’t be the case now.Orlando Magic
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