Vaughn cracked a smile this afternoon when a reporter asked him whether Ayón would receive a little extra playing time because he will be playing in his home country.
“Don’t you think I better start him?” Vaughn said, laughing. “I think I’m smart enough as a coach to do that, so you can probably count on that one.”
Vaughn said veteran players like Hedo Turkoglu “won’t play even close to regular-season minutes. It’s too early for that. They’ll sniff the court a little bit, and I’ll kind of assess everything. I’ll talk to them, see how they feel and kind of go from there.”
In other news from camp, shooting guard Arron Afflalo sat out practice today to rest his left hamstring. The muscle has bothered him on and off for several weeks, and he wants to let the injury heal as much as possible. Quentin Richardson did not attend because he’s sick, Vaughn said.
Vaughn said he's happy with how the team has practiced the last few days, and he decided to cancel the session that was scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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