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Noah working through knee injury

Noah working through knee injury

CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah doesn't pull punches. In order to get a straight answer from the Chicago Bulls All-Star center, media members are required to ask a fully-formed, thoughtful, question. Anything less than that and Noah usually gives a half-hearted answer. To his credit, the emotional center can be one of the most honest quotes in the league when he feels like it. Wednesday's media session provided the latest example of that. As Noah continues recovering from arthroscopic left surgery in May, he was asked if he is now "100 percent" healthy heading into the season.
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Joakim Noah talks offseason surgery

Noah hasn't played much basketball since his surgery in early May, and it remains to be seen if he'll be limited during training camp. Anybody watching Game 5 of the Bulls' first-round series loss to the Wizards could tell that Joakim Noah was hurting. Noah was basically dragging one leg around the...

Wesley Matthews misses 2nd half of Trail Blazers' practice

The starting shooting guard became sick Wednesday and missed the second half of the Blazers' practice.

Camp fires: Sully ready as C's crank pace

WALTHAM, Mass. -- A year ago, after back surgery erased his entire offseason, Boston Celtics big man Jared Sullinger admitted to huffing and puffing during the early days of training camp. This time around, having spent much of the summer with a focus on improving his conditioning, Sullinger is much more pleased with his ability to get up and down the court. "[His conditioning is] not where I want to be, but really, really close," said Sullinger.
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Division Preview: The Houston Rockets' strange summer heats up rivalry with Dallas

Division Preview: The Houston Rockets' strange summer heats up rivalry with Dallas

After all the exchanges between Cuban and Morey, how do the Rockets actually stack up on the court? Turns out they'll still be a major threat in the West. Oh boy. It's safe to say the Mavericks and the Rockets rivalry has heated up a bit, no? These two teams have always shared some battles on the court in the past but now it's starting to spill over in the front offices. Among the shots fired from Mark Cuban and Daryl Morey, Chandler Parsons free agency and the fact that both teams are expected to battle for home court in the brutal Western Conference, there will be no shortage of...

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Dodgers say Hyun-Jin Ryu throws three innings in simulated game

This just in on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s simulated game during Wednesday’s closed practice,    from our super spies -- the Dodgers' public relations staff.

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard laments Oakland Athletics' wild card loss: 'I'm used to it'

The All-Star point guard, an Oakland native and Athletics fan, is still reeling from the team's dramatic extra-inning loss to the Kansas City Royals in the MLB playoffs.

Reed: Phil is right man for Knicks

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Knicks legend Willis Reed thinks new president Phil Jackson is the right man to lead New York to a title. “The one thing I believe is that if anybody can change the fate of the New York Knicks, I think Phil will do it,” Reed said Wednesday from Knicks training camp. “He’s had a remarkable career as a basketball coach and what he’s been able to do, what he did in Chicago and LA. I think he’s a very shrew basketball player.

Jerry West raves about Livingston, Thompson, Warriors over Lakers

Warriors executive board member Jerry West stopped for a brief interview before rushing off for a flight to Southern California and dropped plenty of opinions in six minutes. On Shaun Livingston: “Honestly, I think we got one of the best offseason acquisitions there was in Shaun Livingston. He’s a terrific player. He’s going to play all over the place, he can defend, he has an incredible mind to play the game. He’s still young. People say he doesn’t shoot the ball well, but he shot better than 80 percent from the free-throw line. … They started winning in Brooklyn when they...

A fluid start to Rockets camp, even with new faces

When Rockets training camp started last season, there were a lot of questions about team chemistry as several of the players hadn’t played together. This year, while there are still new faces, there is a stronger core and it is making the transition easier. Because they have been together for a year, Dwight Howard, James […]

Howie Kendrick's postseason track record hasn't been a hit

Five years would seem long enough for Howie Kendrick to distance himself from a postseason resume that is nowhere near as glowing as his nine-year body of work for the Angels.

Warriors Training Camp Day 2: Steve Kerr says our ‘scrimmage was horrible’

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave the team the night session off on Wednesday, the second day of two-a-day practices — choosing to go longer in the morning and mixing in teaching with contact drills. He joked that Tuesday night’s scrimmage was “ugly,” but said the team is improving. “The scrimmage was horrible,” Kerr said. “The scrimmage on the first night of practice is always horrible. It was a little less horrible today. We had a really good practice today, but you have to build up the conditioning while you’re putting in a lot of stuff – new drills, new offense. It’s...

UCLA expects a physical matchup against Utah

UCLA players know that facing Utah means one thing.
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Knicks work on team building on and off court

As much as Derek Fisher is trying to establish a foundation and culture on the court, the Knicks also are having some team-building experiences away from the gym that could go a long way toward how they play this season.

David Lee is shooting for better results

Warriors power forward David Lee averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds last season, and still, he wasn’t satisfied with his individual performance. It must be nice to be upset about finishing 47 rebounds shy of a fifth double-double season. As Lee researched what he needed to improve during this offseason, he realized that he got away from something that had made him such an offensive threat in the past: his accurate mid-range jumper. So he hit the gym with Drew Hanlen, skills coach and consultant for Pure Sweat Basketball, and remade his jumper and rediscovered his confidence. “I know I...

Sights and sounds from Day 2 of Trail Blazers training camp (video)

Day 2 of Trail Blazers training camp brought a lively and lengthy morning session Wednesday, complete with a team scrimmage to cap-off practice.

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  • Season starts Tuesday Oct, 28 2014