Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Jermaine O'Neal will start in place of Bogut for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
The Scoop:Jackson said Friday that he wants O'Neal to start because it's easier for the 35-year-old veteran to stay loose. He also says O'Neal provides a similar skill set to Bogut, who is out indefinitely with a fractured right rib.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Jermaine O'Neal will start in place of injured center Andrew Bogut for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : HoopsAnalyst . Are the 2013-14 Atlanta Hawks the worst eighth playoff seed of the modern era? Somehow, strangely, no. PF : The Detroit News . In contrasting a previous television report, Vincent Goodwill is telling his readers that Grant Hill has no interest taking on a gig as Detroit Pistons general manager. Whatever his interest, anything would be better than Grant Hill slumming on ‘Inside Stuff.’ SF : SB Nation . Holy lord I don’t know where to start just watch this brilliant thing Jon Bois did with Kobe Bryant meeting up with a version of himself from 16 years ago via a video game please watch this. SG : Sports Illustrated . This is Lee Jenkins writing about Joakim Noah, with both of them in their primes. Assuming Lee Jenkins will ever move out of his writing prime. You should probably read this. PG : Minnesota Star-Tribune . As we discussed last week , we’ve probably watched Rick Adelman coach his final NBA game. 6th : SB Nation . Yes, it’s true that Carmelo Anthony is frustrated with the New York Knicks. Anyone should be, after a season like that. This is also a man who would have to turn down a five-year, $129 million contract to play for a storied franchise in a wonderful city under Phil Jackson. It’s April. We’ll come back to Carmelo in July. 7th : New York Post . Full disclosure: Clarence Gaines Jr. is the uncle of one of my best friends, but it’s not bias that is influencing me in telling Knicks fans that he is a scout and executive that can truly help Phil Jackson in so many beneficial ways as he works toward his first offseason as Knicks personnel boss. 8th : Grantland . Zach Lowe represents us silly League Pass folk in breaking down all the wonderful and not-so-passable things about the NBA’s 2013-14 regular season. A lovely read that I’ll be giving another look-over, as you should too. 9th : Hardwood Paroxysm . Jack Winter echoes what the three of us talked about earlier on Thursday: Andrew Bogut will be terribly missed by the Golden State Warriors in this postseason. 10th : Akron Beacon-Journal . Kyrie Irving gives the sort of milquetoast responses you’d respect about his future in Cleveland after yet another frustrating year with the Cavaliers.
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