Detroit Pistons coach and president Stan Van Gundy says he texted point guard Reggie Jackson with good news.
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I don’t normally address it, but the fact that it was out there and it concerned his agent [Aaron Mintz] enough to call, I addressed it, Van Gundy said. I’m not denying that the discussion took place — they take place all the time. But that’s a lot different than consideration. And clearly we didn’t make that move.

Jackson, who is averaging 16.8 points and 5.4 assists per game, has surfaced in other trade speculation in recent weeks, but at least he has his coach’s word he’s not headed to the Twin Cities.

Most NBA fans know about Kidd’s career, so it’s kind of funny to see Antetokounmpo completely oblivious to what the 10-time NBA All-Star accomplished. But then you remember he was born in Athens, Greece, and lived there for the majority of his life, so it’s not like he could watch Kidd play on national TV regularly.

Authentic Kids Joe Thuney Jersey Antetokounmpo doesn’t see too many benchings now as he’s taking the league by storm in his fourth season. He leads the Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and plenty of other stats.

We all know officials ignore more obvious violations (unless someone does what Russell Westbrook did), but that merited a call, even if it did happen in the final seconds of a close game.

There are plenty more examples of Thomas using the half-spin to shred defenders in half-court sets. Here, Thomas breaks it out in a pick-and-roll with Tyler Zeller to fool Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson. Once again, pay attention to the timing of the move and how the defense reacts to it.