Unseld Jr. declines comment on reported locker room incident


After an incident between Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at halftime of Tuesday’s game against the Thunder, coach Wes Unseld Jr. brushed it aside before Wednesday’s game against the Magic.

“Really nothing there to comment about,” Unseld said. “Obviously at the half we weren’t playing well. Our main focus, our only focus, was, ‘What can we do to change that?’ I thought it was great, we responded well, we came out and played much better in the second half.”

According to The Athletic, the altercation came after Harrell was upset with Caldwell-Pope for not passing the ball to him on a play before the first half ended. 

Wednesday afternoon, Harrell insisted the incident wasn’t even worth mentioning and was a part of “competitive nature.”

Unseld said those types of incidents happen from time to time, but it’s not a big deal nor is the team concerned about it.

“I think it happens every now and then, but it’s not anything worth commenting on or making a big deal of. I think it’s one of those things where guys are competitive, our focus once again was, ‘Let’s turn around that first half.’