The list of NBA All-Star snubs continues to grow and might have now spilled over into the rest of the weekend’s activities.
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell told reporters Wednesday that he has not received an invitation to participate in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest.
“I had a feeling I wasn’t going to be in it so it’s all right that I’m not,” Mitchell said. “Not really complaining about it, but it would’ve been cool, a great experience.”
A lot of Adebayo’s assists have come in the form of handoffs. Similar to how the Pistons have used Andre Drummond this season, the Heat like to give Adebayo the ball at the elbow and have him hand the ball off to a guard curling from the corner.
It opens up driving lanes for his teammates and forces the defense to account for Adebayo despite the fact that he struggles to create for himself outside of the paint. If they don’t, it can lead to uncontested opportunities for the ball handler curling off his screen.
“As a die-hard Spartan fan, as an alumnus, as a supporter, I wish those who were affected, touched by it, broken by it, shaken, whatever it did to you, I wish them well in their recovery. Because it touches everybody in a different way,” Green said after the Warriors’ win over the Celtics, via ESPN. “Whether you’re a supporter and it kills your pride or whether you’re a victim and you’re going through the things that you’re going through.
“I offer my support to coach (Mark) Dantonio and coach Izzo in their efforts to rebuild and to help the victims in any way that they can. They say the true test of a man is what he does in a time of adversity. I know those two guys will stand up and do whatever they can to help. I look forward to helping in any way I can. Those affected, supporters, most importantly, the victims, any way I can help, I look forward to that.”
Green’s statement came after an investigation by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” into Michigan State and its athletic department “found a pattern of widespread denial, inaction and information suppression of such allegations by officials ranging from campus police to the Spartan athletic department … well beyond the highly publicized case of former MSU athletic physician Larry Nassar.”
The bombshell report published Friday comes the same week Nassar was sentenced in a Lansing, Mich., court to 40 to 175 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct, some in his role as an MSU athletic department physician.