Always read Niko!
Shams said something I don't recall being discussed, he said players that were injured expected to miss the season are given timelines meant to coincide with later start dates, not just a set timeline. So Kyrie was given a timeline meant to have him back by September set to go.
This is a good take. I’m not quite there on Russ yet but 100% Kyrie Simmons and Draymond are bashed so hard and often that people have forgotten how great they each are
articles like this are why Bondy is the best. Tells it like he sees it, holds feet to fire when he perceives an issue: -spots that Marks left KD's fourth year off + is thus implicitly conceding KD opts out -notes timing around KD -notes KD Kyrie, NOT Nets, decide when they play
"there's no ... certainly I don't know of any plans for that to happen for them." This is why when you judge audio quotes you need to LISTEN to the way the words are said. These words READ like KD Kyrie are ruled out by Woj, but if you LISTEN that's not what they r (contd)
To get flavor for Woj's KD Kyrie point (27:30 on for Nets), need to listen to the entire #Nets part - it's short - for his INFLECTION. That tells you the meaning. The key part? He is about to say they won't play this year. He then HEDGES, takes the words back, and (contd)
Woj on KD/KI, Lowe pod part 2: "I know everybody talked about the Nets, they're not, KD's not playing for the Nets, uh, Kyrie's not, there's no, certainly I don't know of any plans for that to happen with either of them." That's a strong statement that both won't play (contd)