Windhorst: NBA Preparing 25-day plan for return once COVID-19 shutdown is lifted
Rudy Gobert denies rift with Donovan Mitchell
Donovan Mitchell on Rudy Gobert:
“It took a while for me to kind of cool off”
Per B/R’s Taylor Rooks:
“Far from perfect”
So can the relationship be repaired?
“I do. Ultimately, if this was the thing that kind of fractured the relationship, maybe it was a little factored before this. One thing Donovan Mitchell needs to understand: Rudy Goberts don’t grow on trees. If you truly want to win, then you have to put aside some of those things and just focus on: This man helps us win games” – Jefferson
“Knowing these two guys, I’m gonna bet on them getting back together” – Windhorst
On whether he’s worried that he can pick up back where he left off before the suspension:
“Not worried. It’s a different time right now. I haven’t been able to touch a basketball since our last game in Indiana and I haven’t played basketball in a long time” – Tatum
He won Player of the month in the month of February
MVP case for Harden over Giannis last year?
“You’re splitting hairs last year between those two. What Harden was doing was remarkable” – Tatum
On helping to provide meals in Boston & St. Louis:
“Using my platform is important, especially for times like these” – Tatum
When LeBron called you “An absolute problem”?
“I’ll take that nickname. I understood that it was a big deal” – Tatum
Who’s your favorite to win NBA H-O-R-S-E now?
Jefferson & Nichols: Allie Quigley (WNBA’s Chicago Sky) | Windhorst: Chauncey Billups
On this date in 2016: Warriors win NBA-record 73rd game
The 73-win Warriors won 2016 Finals?
“The conversation between who would have been the best team of all-time, between the Jordan Bulls and that Warriors team would have been amazing. Steve Kerr would have loved to have a conversation because he was a player on the Jordan team  & coach of the Warriors team. The only person that wins in that is Steve Kerr” – Jefferson
“A lot people think that Kevin Durant’s second choice was not Oklahoma City, that it was Boston. Think about how crazy that could have been if he want to Boston. For the Cavs, maybe Kyrie Irving asks for a trade a year earlier. It’s one of the most pivotal points in recent NBA history for a dozen different reasons” – Windhorst
“LeBron could possibly still be in Cleveland [if they hadn’t won in 2016]. But I believe that ultimately, wherever the dominoes would have fallen, Cleveland would have won a championship over the course of those four years” – Jefferson
Bulls hire former Nuggets GM, Arturas Karnisovas, fire GM Gar Forman