Staying in Indiana for a moment, fresh off reports of an unsettled locker room and one Eastern Conference executive betting that the Pacers trade two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo before next season, I heard from a league source that “he wants out,” and that there are whispers of the Knicks being a potential trade partner. 2 days ago – via Knicks Film School @ Knicks Film School
I found a snippet of this on Hoopshype. Interesting read. But again, not sure about the source.
Scoot McGroot wrote:I think we have to accept it’s likely that one of the players is Warren, but I don’t think it has to mean that he’s a terrible locker room guy, maybe just a cold and distant guy. Every interview with players about him has some mention of “yeah, he’s different, but he’s cool”.
Add in that we lost the vet that truly was our locker room leader in Thad, too, and you could see that the locker room might be fine, or ok, and yet that would possibly be a huge and noticeable downgrade from the past.
Interesting. Warren has admitted that he is an introvert and just loves to read. He said maybe that is why he played well in the bubble because he is away from distractions. But I don't think him being quiet is kind of disruptive. Brodgon is a serious guy and nobody complains about him. But if he's a loner who doesn't want to mingle around teammates, that's a totally different story.
The only outspoken, outgoing guy I can think of is Vic, and maybe McConnell. I really can't tell who among the guys has an attitude problem. But if being different is what it is, Warren might be one of those couple of guys.
I agree on Thad. Since he left, I believe the locker room leader duties was assumed by Vic. And for the first time, in a long time, we are missing that "real" locker room veteran we had with Thad, Al Jefferson, CJ Miles, and Wes Matthews (for a short time). The guy with the most experience (years) on our team is Jeremy Lamb.