Daily Gossip, Monday 23/3/15

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The ever popular ESPN affiliate Grantland, run by popular columnist Bill Simmons has released a trailer to a really interesting documentary.

GRANTLAND PRESENTS SERGE IBAKA “SON OF THE CONGO”

Have a watch..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDvbjXXhXDI

STEVE KERR: STEPH CURRY IS THE NEW STEVE NASH

Via Contra Costa Times:

“It’s a fair comparison,” Kerr said during his pregame news conference. “I first saw it when I was in Phoenix and I scouted Steph when he was at Davidson. I think he was a sophomore. […] We walked away going, ‘That’s the next Nash.’”

“The way he played he affected an entire generation of players,” said Kerr, who was general manager in Phoenix when Nash played for the Suns. “Steve is also partly responsible for the wave of ball movement we’re seeing around the league. […] Steve is more than just an All-Star and a Hall of Famer, I think he’s helped change the game and inspire a lot of players. It’s pretty incredible what he’s accomplished.”

“The combination of the ballhandling, the shooting, anticipation, feel — very similar skill set,” Kerr said. “Very different approach, though. Steve was really a pass-first point guard, a reluctant shooter in some ways. […] Steph is just an assassin out there with his shot. He’s looking to shoot first and set the game up with his passing and moving the ball and creating offense for others.”

JAVALE MCGEE INTERESTED IN JOINING PLAYOFF SIDE

Yep, JaVale McGee is STILL chasing this.

Via Yahoo! Sports:

JaVale McGee still wants to play for a playoff contender, but his preference is to sign a deal only for the remainder of the season.

McGee and the Boston Celtics were previously close to a deal, but talks fell apart when they were unable to agree upon the length. The Celtics wanted to have an option for the 15-16 season.

McGee was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers before the deadline for players to be playoff eligible.