SALT LAKE CITY — Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette should expect to see more playing time when his Phoenix Suns face the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
That's according to Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov, who on Monday night made some comments in reference to Fredette that raised a few eyebrows.
Kokoskov, who is a very close friend of Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and was an assistant coach with Utah for three years before taking the job in Phoenix last offseason, said in part, "Quin Snyder better be ready. Jimmer's coming. I'm serious. He's going to play more."
It's #Jimmer time!— Ian Mikutel (@IanMikutel) April 2, 2019
"We're just getting him ready for @utahjazz. Just a warm up. Quin Snyder better be ready. Jimmer is coming. And I'm serious. He's going to play more." @Suns Head Coach, Igor Kokoškov #TakeNote #ValleyBoyz #BYUhoops #Suns #Jazz pic.twitter.com/OXeywCDpXE
Kyle Kuzma helps LeBron James, gets made fun of on Instagram
On Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers played the Oklahoma City Thunder, cameras panned to former University of Utah forward Kyle Kuzma helping LeBron James put on a necklace, as neither was playing because of injury.
James posted the video on Instagram and thanked Kuzma for the assist in his caption, but also threw a little friendly shade at his teammate.
"Appreciate the assist @kuz!," James wrote. "Crazy that your first one to me this year comes off the court."
James added some laughing emojis and #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork.
Kuzma responded by commenting with three laughing emojis and then wrote, "half your assists come from me glad I can help bro!"
- Rudy Gobert is this season's most underrated offensive weapon (Tim MacMahon, ESPN)
- BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki an "interesting draft sleeper" (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
- Mike Leach is now a university "professor" (Chantel Jennings, The Athletic)
And finally …
April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 was World Autism Day. Jazz forward Joe Ingles and his wife Renae have been very open over the past few months about their son Jacob's recent autism diagnosis, and on Tuesday, the NBA shared on its social media pages a video of the couple talking about their new journey.