It’s Media Day, where nothing really happens, but much gets reported. It’s a time when we find out things. Where players talk. And everyone glows about the upcoming season. I poked around on the Twittersphere and came up with the highlights for you.
First, Metta World Peace is back:
Thank you for that pun, Jovan. Well played sir, well played.
Metta had one of his own, though:
Metta on Metta: "I don't know if it's a 'Metta-morphosis.' But it's a warm return."
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) September 28, 2015
Andre Iguodala had thoughts on teammate Harrison Barnes’s new deal:
Andre Iguodala on Harrison Barnes' contract extension negotiation: "Harrison’s number is so large, it doesn’t matter. Rich is rich."
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) September 28, 2015
Speaking of Iggy, he got some injections in Germany, and he’s feeling spry:
Andre Iguodala got some injections in his knees in Germany: "I’ve been dunking a lot lately, which I normally don’t do in the offseason."
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) September 28, 2015
I’m sure LeBron James is giddy about that.
Derrick Rose is thinking about free agency.
Video: Bulls' Derrick Rose has begun "preparing" for 2017 free agency because "of all the money they're passing out" https://t.co/bN0t6jH8Ay
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 28, 2015
The Utah Jazz will utilize their wings more to deal, which helps answer the point-guard question.
"Our wings will be very prominent in handling the ball" – Dennis Lindsey
— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) September 28, 2015
In Los Angeles, the Lakers are just as good at denying reality as ever:
Byron Scott: "Our goal is always to win a championship. That hasn't changed."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 28, 2015
Are the Lakers still Kings of L.A? "Skies are painted purple" – Metta World Peace
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) September 28, 2015
Elsewhere in the City of Angels, Lance Stephenson, who has some decidedly Metta-esque qualities, is optimistic:
Lance Stephenson compared the talent on the Clippers to an All-Star squad.
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) September 28, 2015
They’re upbeat in Miami with Goron Dragic at the helm:
Goran Dragic has the type of bond you want a point guard to have with his players. He wants to make them better and he enjoy them.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) September 28, 2015
Add Tyler Zeller to the list of bigs adding corner threes:
Tyler Zeller out working on corner threes right now. Not sure if staff asked that of him like it did with bass last season.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 28, 2015
And in the most shocking news of the day, Minnesota Timberwolves first-round pick Karl-Anthony Towns announced his retirement:
Towns starts his presser: "You know why I'm here, it's been a good year, I'm here to retire from the game of basketball, nah, just playing."
— John Meyer (@thedailywolf) September 28, 2015
This is the day where everything is still good and everyone — even the Los Angeles Lakers — think they have a shot at the title. Good vibes. Too bad they only last for a day.