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Clippers news: 4 things to watch for Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and LA in regular season after training camp, preseason

LOS ANGELES – On Monday afternoon, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and the LA Clippers wrapped up their final practice of training camp and the preseason. The following night will mark opening night of the 2019-20 NBA season, one in which the Clippers will be closely watched all year long. For the third straight year, the […] The post Clippers news: 4 things to watch for Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and LA in regular season after training camp, preseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

What we got wrong: Biggest preseason surprises about the Phoenix Suns

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports The Bright Side Staff reflects on off-season predictions and expectations to see what stuck. As training camp and preseason come to a close and games are about become real, our staff considered what surprised us so far with this new Phoenix Suns team. Just to give you a quick recap, in terms of personnel the Suns have — takes deep inhale — a new front office, new player development staff, new training and medical staff, new coaching staff, 11 new players out of the 15-man NBA roster, a new G League affiliate general manager, and a whole new G League...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers vs LA Clippers: Season opener preview, TV, gambling information

The Los Angeles Lakers kick off the 2019-20 regular season against the LA Clippers and we have all the information you need to enjoy the game. The regular season is finally upon us, Los Angeles Lakers fans! After an action-packed offseason, training camp and preseason that involved a trip to China, the Lakers are ready […] Los Angeles Lakers vs LA Clippers: Season opener preview, TV, gambling information - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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2019-20 NBA players with Indiana ties: Then and now

Many fans remember these players from high school and college basketball; now they're all grown up and on NBA rosters for training camp       

At The Hive

Mitch Kupchak spoke with the media about the upcoming season

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Hornets general manager took questions from the media with the regular season just days away. Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak took to the podium to filed questions from the media regarding the upcoming season. Here is a stream of Tweets from those who were there with my commentary in between. "Very pleased to date with what I've seen in training camp to date. We're excited to be opening our season on Wednesday." - Mitch Kupchak— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 21, 2019 Same. Kupchak "We want to build something that can...

Indiana Sports Coverage

The Indiana Pacers can’t afford to not keep Domantas Sabonis long-term

With four days until the start of the regular season, training camp complete, and the preseason in the past, there is potential drama looming with the contract extension deadline coming up on Monday. Yes, Indiana [...] The post The Indiana Pacers can’t afford to not keep Domantas Sabonis long-term appeared first on Indiana Sports Coverage.

CelticsBlog

Marcus Smart: “more exciting this year because of the new faces”

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via What happens when the Tommy Points leader starts leading by example? Donning a sweatshirt with the words “I LOVE BOSTON” surrounding his screaming face, Marcus Smart shared the team’s enthusiasm to kickoff the 2019-2020 season on Wednesday against the Sixers and maybe more importantly, officially start the year with his teammates. Now the longest tenured Celtic on the roster, Smart has taken more of a leadership role in training camp, a responsibility he’s embraced all summer. During the lead up to the FIBA World Cup, head coach Gregg Popovich...

Hoops Habit

New York Knicks rumors: Players grumbling about role, playing time

Recent New York Knicks rumors are not encouraging, as there are reports that players are already grumbling about their role and playing time. New York Knicks rumors have been popping up throughout the last few weeks as the team has taken part in training camp and played their preseason games. With their preseason ending on […] New York Knicks rumors: Players grumbling about role, playing time - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks waive trio of players to trim roster

With the preseason’s conclusion, the New York Knicks officially cut back their roster to 16 players, waiving three players on Saturday. The New York Knicks entered the preseason with 20 players, one of which on a two-way contract; this was the maximum number of players they could have, including for the preceding training camp. However, […] New York Knicks waive trio of players to trim roster - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Salt Lake Tribune

What have we learned about the Jazz now that the preseason is over? Here are some answers.

After five games and 16 days of training camp, Quin Snyder was asked about the things he’s learned this preseason. He said there were “dozens” of things he’s taken away; then said he didn’t want to mention any of them, lest we — the media — focus on the specific elements he said. A classic lawyer-esque move from the only head coach in the NBA with a J.D. from Duke.

Golden State Of Mind

Draymond Green criticizes Suns for Marquese Chriss’ tenure

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Warriors star sees a lot of talent in his young teammate. When the Golden State Warriors signed Marquese Chriss to a non-guaranteed training camp deal, it seemed highly unlikely that he’d ever suit up for the team in a regular season game. The Warriors were hard capped, and Chriss had never been a productive NBA player. A lot has changed in the last few weeks. Chriss has impressed the Warriors, both in preseason games and behind closed doors. Golden State has suffered injuries to centers Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein. And players and...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Who’s clueless here? On Draymond Green, Marquese Chriss, local media, and the Suns organization

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports From a local blogger’s point of view, we take a look at the Marquese Chriss situation through Draymond Green’s quotes. This week, Warriors three-time All-Star forward Draymond Green has stepped up his personal campaign to get former Suns top pick Marquese Chriss onto the Warriors for the season. Chriss signed a training-camp-only contract, called an Exhibit 10 deal, which will expire at the end of this week. The Warriors, at this point, cannot sign him to an NBA deal. They are completely capped out to where they are not even allowed to spend league...

Hoops Habit

Could John Egbunu contribute down the road in Brooklyn?

John Egbunu won’t be on the Brooklyn Nets roster opening night, but he’ll likely remain part of the organization. What does he bring to the table? The Brooklyn Nets entered training camp with a maximum of 20 players on its training camp roster but have to get this number down to 17 by opening night: Oct. […] Could John Egbunu contribute down the road in Brooklyn? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Bright Side Of The Sun

The fight for 15 Suns roster spots — can Elie Okobo hang on?

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns have to make some decisions this week on the back end of their roster. The Phoenix Suns roster has been fairly simple to figure out this month. Each team is allowed to have NBA players on the team at one time under NBA contract, and the team happens to have exactly that. They can also have up to five more players around on training camp or two-way contracts, and the Suns have four of those. The simplest roster decision is to keep the 15 under contract, secure two of the other players on two-way contracts, and release the rest. Easy...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Suns waive Kramer, Owens and Odiase to get roster down to 16

Photo by David Becker/NBAE via The Suns wasted no time cleaning house and will now look to the scrap heap or the G League for their second two-way player. As many wondered whether the Suns might elect to convert one of their three training camp contracts into a two-way deal by way of the Exhibit 10 provision, Phoenix on Tuesday instead decided to waive all three players to get their roster down to 16 players heading into the regular season. Those three players were David Kramer, Tariq Owens and Norense Odiase, each of whom saw limited playing time in the preseason. Kramer was suffering...

NetsDaily

Nets sign CJ Massinburg and Devin Cannady ... who are bound for Long Island

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via The Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday signed guards Devin Cannady and CJ Massinburg the team announced. The details of the deals have not been announced, but it appears the two have Exhibit 10 deals, meaning that once they are cut, the Nets will retain their G League rights and they’ll be headed to Long Island. With the two guard signings, the Brooklyn roster stands at 20 players, the max. The Nets will need to cut the roster down to 17 players by Saturday. Long Island Nets training camp starts this week. Massinburg is a favorite for the Nets final two-way...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Figuring out the Grizzlies roster cuts

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via The Grizzlies have some big decisions to make prior to the start of the season With training camp behind the team and two preseason games in, fans and the Grizzlies front office have gotten a good early look at what their team will look like for the upcoming season. For the most part, the past couple weeks have been about guys fighting for their spot in the Grizzlies rotation, or even the starting lineup. For others, though, they’ve been fighting just to make the Grizzlies roster. With the Grizzlies currently at the preseason maximum of 20 players...

ClutchPoints

Rockets narrow their focus in face of China controversy

Prior to this week, the Houston Rockets were expecting to be greeted back from their trip to Japan with questions related to training camp and preseason. While there was still plenty of basketball questions hurled their way, mixed in were inquiries about Houston’s latest controversy involving general manager Daryl Morey and China. It’s been a […] The post Rockets narrow their focus in face of China controversy appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Why the Lakers Need Avery Bradley to Produce Bounce-Back Season

The Los Angeles Lakers have been confident of the impact that Avery Bradley will provide them this season. It will be up to him to produce despite the expectations being raised. During the early portion of training camp, it seemed that the player that most Lakers players and coaches were praising was Bradley. Head coach Frank […] The post Why the Lakers Need Avery Bradley to Produce Bounce-Back Season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls Marquese Chriss the ‘surprise of camp’

The Golden State Warriors have become the standard of the 2010s after winning three NBA championships in a four-year span. But after the departure of Kevin Durant and the injury to Klay Thompson, there are many ready to write them off. However, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has remained optimistic and is approaching training camp […] The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls Marquese Chriss the ‘surprise of camp’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets Camp Update: Joe Chealey, Josh Perkins latest to hit waivers

The Charlotte Hornets training camp roster is down to 18 players after the team decided to waive guards Joe Chealey and Josh Perkins. Roster moves keep on coming for the Charlotte Hornets. After waiving Thomas Welsh and signing Jalen McDaniels on Thursday, the team has now announced that they have waived both Joe Chealey and […] Charlotte Hornets Camp Update: Joe Chealey, Josh Perkins latest to hit waivers - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Hoops Habit

New York Knicks: 5 predictions for 2019-20 season

The New York Knicks should be improved during the 2019-20 NBA season. Here are five predictions for the team for the upcoming season. The New York Knicks have officially gotten the 2019-20 season underway with training camp and the preseason among us. While things didn’t go according to plan in the offseason, the Knicks should […] New York Knicks: 5 predictions for 2019-20 season - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

Ben Simmons reveals Philly wants to be the ‘best defensive team in the NBA’

The Philadelphia 76ers have lofty expectations this upcoming 2019-20 season. Throughout training camp, Philadelphia preached about defense as their number one focus heading into the season. In fact, All-Star guard Ben Simmons admitted that Philadelphia wants to establish itself as the best defensive team in the league. “Yeah this is what this team’s about,” said […] The post Ben Simmons reveals Philly wants to be the ‘best defensive team in the NBA’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

CelticsBlog

Marcus Smart sees a more ‘grown up’ version of the Celtics this season

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports It seems the Celtics have learned from last year’s 2018-19 season to grow as leaders on and off the court. Believe it or not, but Marcus Smart is the elder statesman for this Boston Celtics team. The longest tenured Celtic, Smart, who is now in his sixth NBA season, has fully taken over team leadership duties for a squad that certainly lacked that presence a season ago. But the most notable change for this team compared to last season is that Smart won’t have to lead the charge by himself. While the C’s have only gone through training camp and played...

ClutchPoints

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (thumb) questionable to face Bulls on Sunday

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is questionable to face the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. Lowry had a procedure to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb in July and has yet to take the floor with his Raptors teammates at training camp and hasn’t played in the preseason. Raptors are listing Kyle Lowry […] The post Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (thumb) questionable to face Bulls on Sunday appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr admits Marquese Chriss has ‘got more skills as a passer and screener’ than he realized

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admits Marquese Chriss has “got more skills as a passer and screener” than he realized. Chriss, who is on a training camp deal with the Warriors, is trying to make the Warriors’ opening-day roster. Steve Kerr on Marquese Chriss: “He’s got more skill as a passer and screener […] The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr admits Marquese Chriss has ‘got more skills as a passer and screener’ than he realized appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets Camp Update: Thomas Welsh waived, Jalen McDaniels signed

Now well into training camp, the Charlotte Hornets are making moves again. This time, they are waiving Thomas Welsh and adding second rounder Jalen McDaniels. After the 2019 NBA Draft and Summer League, many Charlotte Hornets fans were left wondering what’s going to happen with Jalen McDaniels, Charlotte’s 52nd overall pick. He’s finally made his […] Charlotte Hornets Camp Update: Thomas Welsh waived, Jalen McDaniels signed - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

REPORT: Rockets waive former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett

The Houston Rockets have officially waived former No.1 overall pick Anthony Bennett. Bennett signed a training camp contract with the Rockets in hopes of revitalizing his career. However, the Canadian forward suffered from a sore left knee and eventually made the decision to undergo surgery — losing all his chance to make it to Houston’s […] The post REPORT: Rockets waive former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kyle Kuzma talks playing against LeBron for first time, dealing with trade rumors | FIBA World Cup

Kyle Kuzma chats with the media during USA basketball training camp about who his NBA idols were growing up, enduring trade rumors when the Los Angeles Lakers were attempting to deal for Anthony Davis and how he's dealt with adversity throughout his life.

Marcus Smart jokes that Kemba Walker talks more than he expected him to | FIBA World Cup

Marcus Smart discusses being a part of Team USA's basketball training camp ahead of the FIBA World Cup. Smart also discusses the Boston Celtics' big free agent signing Kemba Walker and how important it is that he's able to build a relationship with him on