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Amid fervor of season opener, Lakers’ Luke Walton stresses process

With a shorter training camp than usual, second-year coach continues to stress the sort of incremental progress that has defined his tenure.

Sun Herald

Raptors run over Bulls, 117-101

From the first day of training camp, executive vice president John Paxson said this season's Bulls won't be judged by wins and losses but by effort and competitiveness. Two days …

Los Angeles Times

Clippers are healthy, but coach Doc Rivers still curious about his team

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Clippers were finally intact for practice after an injury-ravaged training camp. On Thursday, the Clippers will take their healed group to Staples Center to play the Lakers in the season opener for both teams. No one is more curious to see what this team has than Clippers...

New York Post

Carmelo Anthony: I was ‘stabbed in the back’ by Knicks

OKLAHOMA CITY — All summer, Carmelo Anthony asked himself how it got so bad — so thoroughly bad — with the Knicks. He arrived amid fanfare and monster expectations at the 2011 trade deadline. Anthony left just before the start of training camp last month, landing with the Thunder after a head-spinning turn of events...

New York Post

Knicks brass took a field trip to learn from one of NFL’s best

When the Knicks staged training camp in late September, there were a handful of sessions open to families of players and staff. It was a new concept for the Knicks — gleaned from one of sports’ model franchises, the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to sources, Knicks president Steve Mills and new general manager Scott Perry attended...

Sun Herald

Welcome, Rook: Ball, Tatum, Fultz and more making NBA debuts

If there was one takeaway from Lonzo Ball's first training camp and preseason, it was this: He doesn't sound like his dad. There's no humility in Ball's game. The confidence …

Los Angeles Times

Wave of injured players return to Clippers' practice

Sweat poured down the faces of Austin Rivers and Danilo Gallinari on Sunday, a byproduct of both of them finally practicing after they had succumbed to injuries during training camp in Hawaii two weeks ago. They joined another injured teammate, Sam Dekker, back on the court to make the Clippers...

Los Angeles Times

What we learned from the Clippers' preseason — despite all the injuries

Evaluating any measure of progress the Clippers may have made during the preseason cannot tell the entire story because they were an incomplete group for the majority of the time. A deluge of injuries that started in Hawaii set the Clippers on a bad course the rest of training camp. They recovered...

Sun Herald

What we learned from the Lakers' preseason: The team is a work in progress

LOS ANGELES–After the hype and excitement of a productive offseason receded this month, the mundane business of training camp commenced. Officially, training camp was short. In an effort to alleviate …

New York Post

Nets coach: ‘We still have to integrate’ Allen Crabbe

Foot surgery robbed Allen Crabbe of summer workouts and a sprained ankle cost him half of training camp and the preseason schedule. It’s no shock the newcomer is behind his new teammates, and getting the Nets’ priciest player up to speed is coach Kenny Atkinson’s top priority with the opener Wednesday in Indiana. “We still...

Brandon Ingram Opens Up About Putting Too Much Pressure On Himself

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram talks about putting to much pressure on himself during training camp and preseason and starting to get back to normal. Plus, the Lakers beat the Clippers in their final preseason game but it was ugly, as the Clipp

Sun Herald

Pat Riley's 50th anniversary in the NBA has arrived

Pat Riley often was forced to wonder if his time in the NBA was over. Like when he got pulled out of a drill in his first training camp with …


Pat Riley's 50th anniversary in NBA arrives

MIAMI (AP) -- Pat Riley often was forced to wonder if his time in the NBA was over. Like when he got pulled out of a drill in his first training camp with San Diego and was told he had to get better. Or when Portland cut the newly married Riley a week after his father died. Or when he realized that his playing days were finished.

Los Angeles Times

Injuries put Clippers in a guard shortage as beginning of season nears

The gamble the Clippers took over the summer of having fewer veteran guards on the roster has turned into a risky proposition because of mounting injuries to their backcourt. They began training camp with a healthy Patrick Beverley, Austin Rivers, Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams, all of them seasoned...

Sun Herald

Rodney McGruder lost to Miami Heat with leg injury

The Miami Heat's injury-free training camp hit a sobering detour with the team confirming that potential starting small forward Rodney McGruder has a stress fracture of his left tibia, expected …

Sun Herald

LeBron James will sit out Cavs' preseason finale, status for opener unsure

After sitting out the first three preseason games and missing the majority of training camp, LeBron James wanted to test his sprained left ankle Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls. …

Los Angeles Times

Patrick Beverley has sore right knee, becoming latest Clippers player to get injured

Coach Doc Rivers jokingly hinted to his Clippers coaching staff that training camp injuries could derail his team early in the season, not knowing a sore right knee has now sidelined point guard Patrick Beverley. Rivers said Tuesday at the team’s open practice at the Galen Center that Beverley...

Denver Post

Jameer Nelson re-inserts himself into Denver Nuggets point guard competition

Ten minutes into the Nuggets’ first training-camp practice, Jameer Nelson accidentally collided with a referee.

Thunderous Intentions

Thunder in the news: Preseason ends tonight against Nuggets

OKC Thunder training camp is quickly coming to an end – today’s Thunder in the News focuses on the biggest storylines entering the final preseason game. That went by quick. Tonight marks the end of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s four-game preseason slate. I’m actually sad about it – it’s been fun watching the Terrance Ferguson’s […] Thunder in the news: Preseason ends tonight against Nuggets - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Knicks set to get one of their guards back vs. Rockets

At least Ron Baker will be back. Though rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina will miss his third straight preseason game Monday against the Rockets with his right-knee bruise, Baker is scheduled to make his preseason debut at the Garden. The bright light of last season as an undrafted rookie, Baker’s second training camp has been...

New York Post

High-priced newcomer looking forward to his Nets debut

Back in July 2016, the Nets signed Allen Crabbe to a stunning four-year, $75 million offer sheet. Since then, the Nets saw the sheet matched, waited an entire year to trade for Crabbe and saw him suffer a training camp ankle injury. On Sunday, after all that time and those twists and turns, they’re expected...

San Francisco Chronicle

Young, off to a ‘slow start,’ listed as doubtful

SHANGHAI — It has been a less-than-ideal preseason for Warriors guard Nick Young. He arrived at training camp two weeks ago a bit out of shape and now is doubtful for Sunday’s exhibition against Minnesota with a right hip contusion. “He’s a little behind, but I’m not worried,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s a long season. … Nick will get there, but it has been a slow start.” Young, 32, was brought in three months ago at one-year, $5.2 million to help replace Ian Clark’s production off the bench. This is...

Sun Herald

Heat facing separation anxiety with Johnson & Johnson?

Evolution has been the goal since the start of training camp, to take the elements of last season to a higher level. And yet when it comes to Johnson & …

Los Angeles Times

Danilo Gallinari is the latest Clippers player to suffer an injury

Returning to their facility Friday for practice after nine days in Hawaii for training camp, the Clippers found out that injuries are starting to take a toll on them. The latest was starting forward Danilo Gallinari, who suffered a sprained left foot during the second of two exhibition games against...

Los Angeles Times

Blake Griffin's feeling good, but Clippers still struggling with injuries with season opener growing closer

On their first day back at their practice facility in Playa Vista after nine days in Hawaii for training camp, the Clippers are dealing with a rash of injuries. The latest injury was to starting forward Danilo Gallinari, who suffered a sprained left foot during the second exhibition game Tuesday...

Los Angeles Times

Clippers leave Hawaii believing they've grown together as a team

At the end of nine days of training camp with a slew of new faces, the Clippers departed Hawaii Wednesday morning with a sense of purpose. They were motivated by the slights that they won’t be the same team without star ke Chris Paul and key figures J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford. But a team bond...

Sun Herald

Clippers say they bonded in Hawaii

At the end of nine days of training camp with a slew of new faces, the Los Angeles Clippers departed Hawaii on Wednesday morning with a sense of purpose. They …

Luke Walton On Who Has Been The Biggest Surprise At Training Camp

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton after the Lakers preseason loss to Denver - talks Lonzo Ball and Larry Nance Jr. injuries, Julius Randle’s progress and Tyler Ennis being a surprising standout at training camp. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out t

Sun Herald

Jerry Zgoda: 'Grown up' now, Ricky Rubio finds a new life in Utah

While the Timberwolves are off in China, I stopped in Salt Lake City on my way home from training camp in San Diego for Ricky Rubio's first game in a …

Truth About It

With Keef Out, Who’ll Fill The 4-Spot Alongside Gortat?

Just when the Wizards thought they would begin the season with a continuity advantage over some of their highly touted competition (Cleveland and Boston), the team was hit with surprising injury news on the eve of training camp. The Washington Post‘s Candace Buckner first reported that Markieff Morris would be having a sports hernia surgery, and the team subsequently […]

New York Post

Frank Ntilikina sets off Knicks’ early health alarms

The swirling buzz on French rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina slowed Monday, as his Knicks debut in Tuesday’s preseason opener became jeopardized. After a fruitful training camp, the 19-year-old Ntilikina pulled up lame during practice with a sore left groin, shutting it down halfway. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek wasn’t certain if Ntilikina was a definite...