Europeans have the rare and unique opportunity to play against American pros at a young age as they work their way up the ladder of their club teams. Their toughness has grown as a result, and this professional style of development is integral to their highly refined skill-set.
David Blatt is finding readjusting to living In America is challenging.
Here are nine observations, notes and quotes from Toronto’s locker room after they beat Memphis 96-92.
Here's audio from Dwane Casey, Vince Carter, Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez after Toronto's 96-92 win over Memphis.
Mike Conley Jr. talked about the strong start to the season by Memphis, how three-point shooting has helped open things up on the offensive end, Vince Carter's impact and how crazy it is two expansion teams from Canada are at the top of their respective conference standings.
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger talked with the media about the flu bug that has ravaged the team, three-point shooting opening up things for the offense, Courtney Lee’s confidence and how Toronto and Memphis have grown since last season.
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Dwane Casey explains how strong three-point shooting from Mike Conley, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter has opened up things for Memphis on the offensive end.
Watching the manner in which the Toronto Raptors play, often ruggedly coming from behind, suggests a greater sense of purpose and awareness shared among teammates. Good things happen when a group of individuals genuinely like each other and fight for a common purpose.
The newest addition of talented people on the Hoops Addict roster is Pete Strobl. This season he will be attending NBA games across North America and providing readers with insight into the game that only a former player can provide.
It turns our DeRozan's lack of worry following his poor game against the Chicago Bulls was justified and a sign of his maturation.
Jordan Mercier and I talked about what the Toronto Raptors learned from playing in a nationally televised game, Derrick Rose's latest injury setback and Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving learning a tough lesson.
DeMar DeRozan's shooting woes to start the season have become a cause for concern.
Journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell (L) and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James have both expressed concerns this week about the safety of football, the U.S.' most popular sport.
The history behind Dirk Nowitzki's number is not as simple as his patented one-legged fadeaway.
Here are six observations, notes and quotes from Toronto’s locker room after they beat Orlando 104-100.
Here's audio from Dwane Casey, Jonas Valanciunas, James Johnson and DeMar DeRozan after Toronto lost 100-93 to Chicago.
Tom Thibodeau raved about the Toronto Raptors while doing his pre-game media scrum. In particular, the character of DeMar DeRozan and how this young team has started to gel.
Derrick Rose has faced a media firestorm over the past 38 hours, and his coach, Tom Thibodeau, had heard enough. Tonight Thibodeau stuck up for Derrick Rose while talking with the media pre-game.
Dwane Casey gave the media his insight into what makes the Chicago Bulls so successful while giving an informal scouting report on the team.
The father of Los Angeles Lakers player Wayne Ellington was shot and killed over the weekend in Germantown, Philadelphia.
Luke Ridnour talked with me about the basketball camp he ran this summer with his wife, adjusting to life in Orlando and being a mentor to some of Orlando's younger players.
Jacque Vaughn chatted with the media about rookie point guard Elfrid Payton, the growth of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan and matching up against the Toronto Raptors twice in less than two weeks.
Dwane Casey raved to the media how DeMar DeRozan has evolved as a player the past few seasons.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, Greivis Vasquez and Patrick Patterson after Toronto’s miraculous 104-100 win over Orlando.
Here are 11 observations, notes and quotes from Toronto’s locker room after they beat Orlando 104-100.