Steve Kerr says Blazers, Hornets could pull off upsets
“I think the more likely upsets are in the West,” Kerr said. He thinks the Blazers have a chance to knock off the Mavs. And he thinks the Hornets have a shot against Los Angeles.
“At what point are the Lakers actually going to look good,” Kerr said. “They’re still really struggling to find themselves.”
Kerr had interesting comments on one of his former players, Amar’e Stoudemire, and how he has to play second-fiddle to Carmelo Anthony. “To Amar’e’s credit, he’s really matured and he’s handled that stuff really well,” Kerr said.
“I think Carmelo is probably one of the scariest guy to cover one-on-one in the final minutes,” Kerr said.
Kerr said that he thinks the Utah Jazz will draft Jimmer Fredette with their second lottery pick. Kerr thinks he’s going to be great if he can guard people and be a better point guard. Kerr said with the tough rules on defenders in the NBA, he can get away with a lot.
Kerr also talked about when the league fined him when he was GM of the Suns for saying he’d sign LeBron James to a mid-level exception on our show. He said the NBA representative who called him actually felt bad.