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"I don't think it's a deterrent [for a free agent] because the free agent we would want is a guy who would want to work after a 56-point loss", Boylen said. "The great teams I've been on, the best players are coached by the head coach every day".

"Embarrassment is not giving the effort in that Bulls uniform, so I put five guys in that I thought could put the effort in".

This is a hard one to make a pick on this early, as we don't know the final status of a number of key players. Stevens indicated that this stint on the sideline might be longer to allow Horford to get completely over the tendinitis. His latest productive outing helped the Nets get a road win on the second night of a back-to-back, ending a 33-game skid in that department that tied an National Basketball Association record and dated back to December 21, 2015, at Chicago. Davis said he believes the team will bounce back once it's healthy. "The guys that don't play as much all really stepped in and gave us a lift".

Davis joins James Harden, Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard as the only players in the league this season to score 40 or more four times. Instead, they held multiple meetings, one with just players, and one that also included the coaching staff. Disaster was averted, but it was still an inauspicious end to an absolutely freakish first week for the new head coach, who took over for the recently fired Fred Hoiberg.

Davis scored 41 points at the Celtics on Monday night and the home supporters cheered his name as they tried to convince him to sign for their team. How did they get to this point?

While Davis started for the Pelicans, guard E'Twaun Moore was ruled out beforehand.

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In any case, there are some serious problems to sort out in Chicago, as Boylen's coaching style seems outdated. That's also followed by a two-day break, leading up to a December 19 game in Milwaukee's brand-new Fiserv Forum.

Perhaps most concerning is the absence of Horford, who has missed four of Boston's past eight games due to an ongoing bout with patellar tendinitis in his left knee.

That will finally change later this week, however.

"Not even close to being able to play", Stevens said of Yabusele, adding that he avoided a high ankle sprain that could keep him out months.

The Pelicans will host the Thunder on Wednesday. "So [I'm] just trying to get days off [and] get treatment so you can recover, and kind of move on to the next game".

"We were very, very honest with one another, very direct", Carter said, according to "We have to string a few together".