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Golden State Warriors Media Day: 3 Storylines to Keep an Eye On

Golden State Warriors Media Day established three interesting storylines to keep an eye on as the 2016-17 NBA season begins to unfold. The 2016-17 NBA season got that much more interesting with Media Day kicking off around the league, officially marking the start of the NBA calendar year. There was a great deal of information […] Golden State Warriors Media Day: 3 Storylines to...
Via Blue Man Hoop
8 hours ago

BSN Nuggets Podcast: Key storylines from media day, training camp update from Omaha

  Harrison Wind and T.J. McBride discuss media day and key storylines from the first official day of the 2016-17 season. How close are the Nuggets to an actual D-League affiliate and state-of-the-art practice facility? Does coach Michael Malone really not know who his starting power forward is? Will the Nuggets deploy the Nikola Jokic, Jusuf Nurkic frontcourt even more than we...
Via BSN Denver
8 hours ago

Dion Waiters Earns High Praise From Erik Spoelstra at First Day of Training Camp

A common theme in the new faces that make up the redone Miami Heat roster is one involving players who are looking for a fresh start. One of those players is Philadelphia native Dion Waiters, who has been pushed from one team roster to another because of his reputation as a bad teammate. Waiters had a couple options this summer but ultimately chose the Heat because of the reputation...
Via Heat Nation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' Blake Griffin healthy and hungry to compete

IRVINE – The injured leg that cost Blake Griffin most of last season and knocked him, and in a way, the Clippers, out of the postseason, didn’t keep the power forward from eating. But Tuesday at UC Irvine, Coach Doc Rivers and Griffin’s...
Via The OC Register
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Defending champion Cavs fetching soaring ticket prices for upcoming title defense

Fresh off their first championship seemingly in generations, the Cleveland Cavaliers will embark upon a difficult journey to repeat as NBA Champions. Last season, Cleveland rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to stun the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, as well as prevent The Dubs from pulling off a repeat title feat of […] The post Defending champion Cavs fetching soaring...
Via Cavs Nation
8 hours ago

Clippers Notes: Competition at small forward is 'wide open'

IRVINE – Chris Paul was going to be there. Blake Griffin was going to be there. DeAndre Jordan was going to be there. And, J.J. Redick was going to be there. When the doors opened at the Bren Events Center, those guys were going to be playing with...
Via The OC Register
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Training Camp: Defense is first order of business for Pacers

Nate McMillan had his team focus on defense in his first practice at the Fieldhouse. The Pacers tipped off training camp at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday with two practices. Nate McMillan and the players were available to talk after the first morning practice, so we know the team worked on conditioning and defense to get things started. But as Nate McMillan said, although the practice...
Via Indy Cornrows
9 hours ago

Luke Walton's first Lakers training camp practice is music to players' ears

SANTA BARBARA – The visual outside his office window usually told Mitch Kupchak some important aspects about his team. With his second-floor workspace overseeing the practice court, the Lakers’ general manager could see a few key details up...
Via The OC Register
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls looking to rebound in 2016-17

The Bulls hope to rebound this season from a disappointing finish without a playoff appearance for the first time since 2008. They also hope to rebound. Which is why as training camp practices began Tuesday morning in the Advocate Center, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg stressed that the starting positions weren’t decided. Well, maybe one or perhaps two because, well, rebounding and who...
Via Bulls.com
9 hours ago

WATCH: Brandon Ingram: Lakers Training Camp, Day 1

Los Angeles Lakers No. 2 draft pick Brandon Ingram is all smiles after his first day of NBA training camp. Ingram said he really didn't feel too nervous, just really excited. He also talks about how much of the practice was focused on the defensive end, and how his stamina felt. (Mitch Kupchak said it's important for him to increase his stamina this season). Ingram also talks about...
Via Lakers Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: Jim Buss' self-imposed timeline creates juicy drama for Lakers' front office

SANTA BARBARA – The new-look Lakers took the court for their first slate of practices Tuesday after three years of unprecedented losing. The word of the day was “beginning.” It was a “new beginning” and an “exciting beginning,”...
Via The OC Register
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell: Lakers Training Camp, Day 1

Los Angeles Lakers sophomore point guard says he can 100% feel a difference between Luke Walton's training camp and Byron Scott's training camp, completely different atmosphere. Russell also talks about being a leader and kind of feeling like a veteran with a year under his belt. Defense was the main part of day 1 of camp and Russell says everyone is buying in to Walton's defensive...
Via Lakers Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue used and old Doc Rivers trick to motivate the Cavs to win Game 6 and 7

Every coach has their own techniques when it comes to trying to motivate players on the team. We hear of assistant coaches going off on players to motivate them, and there are also some team bonding events that help bring players together towards the goal. For coach Tyronn Lue, it was something far different. During […] The post Tyronn Lue used and old Doc Rivers trick to motivate...
Via Cavs Nation
9 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony: I got Jeff Hornacek’s point ‘loud and clear’

Jeff Hornacek knew his first practice as Knicks coach would be spirited when he saw the entire club already on the court one hour early at their Tarrytown headquarters. “It was a sign to me guys are ready to go,’’ Hornacek said Tuesday. “I was a little worried about wearing themselves out even before practice...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

WATCH: Lakers Training Camp: Day 1 (All About Defense & Brandon Ingram Impressed)

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton says about 80% of day one of training camp was all about defense, praised Brandon Ingram for his fundamentals on defense. The No. 2 draft pick talks about what his expectations were for day one of camp, and how he felt after his first practice. Ingram also talks about how his stamina felt after his first practice, which is something general...
Via Lakers Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Devin Booker Should Start

For a Phoenix Suns team looking toward the future, Devin Booker is the guy to build around and should be the team’s starting shooting guard this season. Booker came onto the scene with a bang during his rookie season and emerged as one of the best young players in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns […] 5 Reasons Devin Booker Should Start - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns -...
Via Valley of the Suns
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wilson Chandler returns to Nuggets after hip surgery; How Denver benefits

OMAHA, Neb. — If it was a contest about who missed who more, Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler is certain he knows the winner. Himself. “I think I missed them a little bit more than they missed me,” he said. It was a photo finish. The Nuggets missed Chandler, who was on the shelf for the entire 2015-16 season after having hip surgery, immensely. Coach Michael Malone had already...
Via The Denver Post
9 hours ago

Accuser’s lawyer wants Derrick Rose to settle $21M rape case

A week away from opening statements in a $21 million civil case accusing new Knicks guard Derrick Rose of rape, the accuser’s lawyer says the NBA star should settle the case — because the Los Angeles district attorney is watching. “I’m optimistic that he’s going to come to us before trial for sure,” said Waukeen...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

No altitude, no problem for Nuggets training camp in Omaha

The Nuggets play games at mile high altitude. Last season they held training camp at an even higher altitude, in Colorado Springs. But this year, they’ve dropped down about 4,000 feet from Denver in holding the first week of training camp in Omaha, Neb. Nuggets coach Michael Malone is not worried, however, that training at a lower altitude than they play at will have a negative...
Via The Denver Post
10 hours ago

Vivek Ranadive’s Dysfunction: The Fish Starts to Stink at the Head

Vivek Ranadive’s failures are killing the Sacramento Kings and also breaking the hearts of their fans.  New owner Ranadive hired Michael Malone as the head coach before he hired a general manager. Vivek, whose basketball acumen was limited to coaching his daughter’s team, picked Malone because Malone, then a Warriors’ assistant coach, was intent in watching court play...
Via A Royal Pain
10 hours ago

WATCH: 2016 Warriors Training Camp: Dubs Back At It

The Dubs were back in the gym for Day 1 of Warriors Training Camp, Fueled by Gatorade. Shaun Livingston stopped by to discuss camp and we also heard from Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.
Via YouTube
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Jared Sullinger Credits His Mom For His Rebounding Style

"Well, there's this thing behind me called my butt that my Mom gave me," Toronto Raptors Jared Sullinger responded to a query from Pro Bball Report about his rebounding style. "So, that's my style."
Via Pro Bball Report
10 hours ago

New challenges face Portland guard CJ McCollum in Year 4

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) CJ McCollum became a starter for the Trail Blazers last season, broke out as the NBA's Most Improved Player then signed a big contract over the summer. Driving him all along the way was third-year pressure. ''Because I knew that was a make-or-break year for me. I know that going into year three I hadn't played particularly well. I'd had flashes, but I just...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

New-look Warriors have smooth first day with Kevin Durant

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Anxious and eager to get started with his new team, Kevin Durant woke up extra early in the 7 o'clock hour and then hit freeway traffic on the way to his first formal work day with the Warriors. ''I wasn't used to that in Oklahoma City,'' he said with a chuckle following his initial practice with Golden State. Welcome to the Bay Area, KD. He's loving it...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings Head Coach Dave Joerger: Defensive History and Expectations

Sacramento Kings Head Coach Dave Joerger’s defensive statistical history is examined in an attempt to uncover how the Kings defense will fare this season. The Sacramento Kings struggled mightily on the defensive end of the floor last season.  In their offseason coaching search, they were not only looking for a great coach but one that […] Kings Head Coach Dave Joerger: Defensive...
Via A Royal Pain
10 hours ago
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