Oh, but they do.
Hayward, Evans and Favors are "rookie captains," Miles said. As such, they get to pick out cute carry-ons for Kanter and Burks.
"They gotta go shopping," Watson said. "It's kind of a gift they really want to give. It's the gift that keeps on giving."
Added Favors: "I'm going to let the veterans take care of that, but when I get up to five, six years, all hell's going to break loose."
Miles wants the second-year guys to enjoy the experience, but he'll make the Walmart trip to buy Dora the Explorer or Power Rangers bags if necessary.
"It's kind of like payback," Miles joked. "It has to happen soon. Nobody's really had time because we've been practicing, (playing) games and going back and forth."
ALL FOR FUN
The coaching staff hasn't placed restrictions on what can or can't be done.
"I think they kinda enjoy it too," Miles said. "They kinda see what we're going to come up with."
Miles couldn't help but laugh when thinking about this season's first rookie ritual. Burks showed some decent dance moves, but Kanter was caught completely off-guard in front of 10,000 fans at the open scrimmage. He only managed a few shoulder shrugs.
"I think Enes is still shook from having to dance — well, not dancing," Miles said, chuckling. "He was just like, 'I don't know what (to do).' He was uncomfortable."
Which, in a fun-loving way, is exactly the point.
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