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#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:46:32 PM(UTC)

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Did a blockbuster trade for DeMarcus Cousins in February help save Pelicans general manager Dell Demps' job for next season?New Orleans announced Monday both Demps and coach Alvin Gentry will return in 2017-18 despite the team finishing 10th in the Western Conference with a 34-48 record. According to The Advocate, the acquisition of Cousins, nba 2k mt pairing him alongside All-Star Anthony Davis, played a significant role in Demps retaining his position.

"After careful and thorough review of basketball operations, we have made the determination that the best course of action as we move forward into the 2017-18 season is to continue under the leadership of Demps and Gentry," executive VP of basketball operations Mickey Loomis said in a statement. "We will continue to evaluate important roles on both the administrative and coaching staffs which will be resolved at the appropriate time."

Every good NBA team rosters a crucial sixth man who can come off the bench and provide an immediate impact.For the Warriors, that man is small forward Andre Iguodala, which is why many were confused Sunday as to why Iguodala played just 10 minutes in Golden State's 113-111 Game 1 win.In the end, there was no conspiracy. Fill-in head coach Mike Brown simply kept Iguodala on the bench because he was dealing with left knee discomfort.Iguodala said after the game he will receive an MRI Monday to determine the severity of the injury that kept him out he lineup the entire second half of Sunday's game."He looked just a little hobbled out there,"

Brown said after the game, via the San Jose Mercury News.Despite carrying a reputation as a tough player, Iguodala said the trainers ruled him out for the second half and he didn't argue.The 33-year-old is officially considered questionable for Game 2.

Steve Kerr's motivational words seemed to give the Warriors all the pep they needed to rally and defeat the Spurs 113-111 in Game 1 of Western Conference finals.Kerr has been sidelined since the first round of the playoffs with recurring back pain, buy mt nba 2k19 but he was in Oracle Arena to support the Warriors as a spectator from the locker room for the first time since taking leave. As Golden State went into halftime trailing by 20 points, Kerr did his part to talk the team through their slump.
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