If you ever needed evidence that DeMarcus Cousins has a much better relationship with Keith Smart than deposed coach Paul Westphal, we bring you this video.
Cousins had been yelling out instructions to the team, walking up the sideline from the bench, so Smart gave him the jacket and the job for a second. After the game the broadcast crew showed this video to Tyreke Evans, who laughed at the idea of Cousins as a coach, “you never know what you’d get.”
The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:
The Cavaliers are signing free agent shooting guard Dionte Christmas, a source told Yahoo Sports.
In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.
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