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Lakers Rumors: Joel Ayayi Claimed Off Waivers By Wizards

Although the Los Angeles Lakers went into training camp with their roster essentially set, there were some two-way spots up...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Was that just Stanley Johnson’s final chance in the NBA?

One of the more interesting signings that the Chicago Bulls made entering Training Camp and the preseason last month was the former Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, and New Orleans Pelicans small forward Stanley Johnson. Signed to a non-guaranteed contract ahead of the start of camp and the preseason, Johnson was one of multiple wing/forward additions […] Chicago Bulls: Was that just Stanley Johnson’s final chance in the NBA? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Report: Boston Celtics make next round of roster cuts

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Celtics have waived Theo Pinson, Garrison Mathews, and Chris Clemons. Per The Athletic's Jared Weiss, the Boston Celtics have waived Theo Pinson, Garrison Mathews, and Chris Clemons. Mathews had previously signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the Celtics as the team entered training camp, while both Pinson and Clemons were signed as part of the Celtics training camp roster. Guard and wing positions are an area of strength for the Celtics following their off-season acquisitions of Dennis Schroder and Josh Richardson, meaning...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Sachin Gupta plans 'servant leadership' as he runs the Timberwolves — for now

Wolves vice president Sachin Gupta was thrust into a lead role after the firing of Gersson Rosas on the eve of training camp and with an ownership shift in progress.

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One Sixers rotation battle to watch following preseason

Following their matchup against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, all eyes are now on the regular season for the Philadelphia Sixers. Their first official game comes in just four days on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans. Now that players had the chance to show what they can do in training camp and […] The post One Sixers rotation battle to watch following preseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder roster projection for the 2021-22 season

The OKC Thunder and the NBA are racing toward the 2021-22 NBA regular season and with that comes the annual roster cut down day. The National Basketball Association allows teams to carry 20 players on their roster during the training camp and preseason portion of the league calendar but on October 18th, a day before […] OKC Thunder roster projection for the 2021-22 season - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers star LeBron James speaks out on potential Alex Caruso 2.0

The Los Angeles Lakers might have found their Alex Caruso 2.0 in Austin Reaves, and he’s LeBron James approved. Reaves has impressed the Lakers throughout training camp and preseason, leading the team to convert his two-way contract to a standard one. Apparently, LeBron himself has taken notice of the undrafted rookie, and he shared some […] The post Lakers star LeBron James speaks out on potential Alex Caruso 2.0 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

Two former Warriors favorites cut by the Blazers

Marquese Chriss, in happier times | Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/NBAE via Portland waived Marquese Chriss and Quinn Cook in their final round of training camp cuts. They probably still resent Cook for the 2019 conference finals. Former Golden State Warriors starting center Marquese Chriss and two-time NBA champion Quinn Cook were among the final roster cuts for the Portland Trail Blazers, after the team decided to go with only 14 players. We have waived Marquese Chriss, Quinn Cook, and Patrick Patterson. : https://t.co/oVdZJK4R4w— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers)...

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PHOTOS: Phoenix Suns training camp, 2021-22 season

PHOTOS: Phoenix Suns training camp, 2021-22 season       

Orlando Magic Daily

5 big takeaways from the Orlando Magic’s preseason

Three weeks ago, the Orlando Magic were still learning what they were going to be about. As they gathered for media day, they had some interaction with their new coach in workouts and the mini-camp, but nothing replaces practice. After a round of training camp and four preseason games, the Magic have carved out some […] 5 big takeaways from the Orlando Magic’s preseason - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lakers Nation

LeBron James Believes Lakers Accomplished Building Chemistry This Training Camp

Although the results in the lead-up to the 2021-22 season tip-off have been far from ideal, the Los Angeles Lakers don't appear...

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Clippers miss Kawhi Leonard but appreciate his coaching

The normally reserved Kawhi Leonard, sidelined while recovering from a torn ACL, has been an active and somewhat vocal observer during the Clippers' training camp

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3 dark-horse NBA title contenders nobody is talking about

With all the big free agent signings and player movement that took place this offseason, there’s bound to be a ton of teams that are re-tooled and determined for a turnaround season during the 2021-22 NBA campaign. Now that training camp is officially under way and another exciting season of professional basketball is fast approaching, […] The post 3 dark-horse NBA title contenders nobody is talking about appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Inside the Suns - Topics: The Suns ‘watchability’, who will deserve more minutes, the smallish training camp roster

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Your weekly Inside the Suns analysis straight from the BSotS community who live and breathe the team. Welcome to ‘Inside the Suns’, your weekly deep down analysis of the current Phoenix Suns team. First up... the Fantable — a round table of Bright Siders who give their takes on the Suns latest issues and news. Fantable Questions of the Week Q1 - Zach Lowe has Phoenix ranked in his Top 10 teams (10th) for “watchability” in his League Pass Rankings. We love watching them because we’re SUNS FANS but what about them do you think...

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Lakers finalize roster around LeBron, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis

As training camp comes to a close, the Los Angeles Lakers announced a slew of cuts on Friday, thereby finalizing the 2021-22 roster around LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Anthony Davis. The Lakers have requested waivers on undrafted rookies Joel Ayayi, Chaundee Brown Jr., along with high-flyer Trevelin Queen and 24-year old forward Cameron Oliver. […] The post Lakers finalize roster around LeBron, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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5 takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers training camp so far

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, and the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers began training camp on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Here are five major takeaways through two weeks and change of preseason games and practices at the UCLA Health Training Center. 1) Theme: “Figuring it out” The Lakers are 0-5 in exhibitions. Yet, as I detailed […] The post 5 takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers training camp so far appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers Officially Sign Frank Mason III, Waive Mac McClung

The Los Angeles Lakers announced they have officially signed Frank Mason III to an Exhibit-10 training camp contract while also...

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5 surprises from Rockets preseason so far

By the time training camp rolls around in the NBA, you usually can predict what to expect from a team. Every beat reporter knows what storylines are relevant to ask about, ever player has a general idea of what his role is on the team, and coaches have a rotation in mind that they are […] The post 5 surprises from Rockets preseason so far appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pounding The Rock

Spurs stats to watch this season: Three-Pointers

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports If the Spurs can hit threes at merely an average clip, they’ll be a much better offense. We’ve all heard the saying, “number never lie.” While that may not always be the case, there are a few stats that could tell the story of the 2021-22 San Antonio Spurs. Based on the roster moves the Spurs have made this offseason, what has been been talked about in training camp, and what they’ve shown in the preseason so far, I believe there are five stats that stand out among the rest which will help sort out how good, or bad, this Spurs team...

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Portland Trail Blazers: 5 big questions for 2021-22 NBA season

There’s only so much to glean from any preseason basketball game, but especially the Portland Trail Blazers’ exhibition finale. Damian Lillard isn’t playing on Friday night against the Golden State Warriors, and Chauncey Billups, remember, sees all preseason games as nothing more than a glorified extension of training camp practices anyway. No matter what happens […] The post Portland Trail Blazers: 5 big questions for 2021-22 NBA season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chauncey Billups calls out ’embarrassing’ Blazers after blowout loss to Suns

Chauncey Billups doesn’t care about wins and losses in the preseason. He views exhibition action as a glorified extension of training camp practices rather than a replica of preseason games, a perspective that could have shielded the Portland Trail Blazers from at least some criticism after their 36-point loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday […] The post Chauncey Billups calls out ’embarrassing’ Blazers after blowout loss to Suns appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey opens up on adapting to point guard role

Heading into Philadelphia 76ers training camp, Sixers coach Doc Rivers had a major hole to fill in his starting lineup. With Ben Simmons still holding out at the time, he needed a replacement at the point guard position. Throughout the preseason, we saw Shake Milton and Tyrese Maxey each get a chance to prove their […] The post Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey opens up on adapting to point guard role appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: 3 players AK should’ve signed instead of Bryce Alford

The most recent addition to the Training Camp and preseason roster for second-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls arrived on Oct. 13 in the form of the former UCLA Bruins standout guard Bryce Alford. Adding another sharpshooting that can play more of a combo and/or two-guard role for Donovan and the Bulls […] Chicago Bulls: 3 players AK should’ve signed instead of Bryce Alford - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Thunder waive Hoard, sign Frazier Jr., Diakite out with hip fracture

The Thunder have made a series of announcements recently relating to bottom of roster players The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced a series of news within the last day. All are about bottom-of-roster guys. First, they waived Jaylen Hoard a day after bringing him back. Hoard played 19 games last season with the Thunder, where he averaged 6.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. A training camp roster opened after the team waived Rob Edwards. The Thunder was Hoard’s second stint with the team short of owning his G League rights and assigned him to the Oklahoma City Blue, along with...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Bryce Alford to be added to the camp roster

Following the first real set of cuts from the Training Camp for the Chicago Bulls earlier this week, the front office actually added one more young player to the mix on Oct. 13. Executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley parted ways with the likes of rookie combo guard […] Chicago Bulls: Bryce Alford to be added to the camp roster - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Liberty Ballers

Report: Sixers staying patient with Ben Simmons trade talks; a deal is more likely in December

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via After holding out for training camp and the start of preseason, Ben Simmons decided to startle the Sixers with a surprise return to Wells Fargo Center on Monday. He’s now received his first COVID-19 test to follow NBA health and safety protocols, completed his physical on Tuesday, and will start working out in isolation with coaches on Wednesday. The next question is will he actually play in games? Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer has confirmed in a new report that whether or not Simmons will play is still undetermined, although...

Blazer's Edge

Early Game! Chat About Blazers vs. Suns at 2:00

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Early game! Portland and Phoenix make room for the WNBA Finals with an 2:00pm preseason tilt. Welcome to the 2021-22 NBA Season. Let’s get to the specifics. Tip-off: 2:00 pmNetwork: Root Sports Northwest The Blazers have a long injury list after two weeks of training camp and apparently a few two-a-days. Here’s the injury list. per the Blazers’ Casey Holdahl: Injury report for Wednesday’s game in Phoenix has Lillard available, McCollum/Powell/McLemore probable, Simons (thumb) questionable and Little (hamstring)/Snell (foot)/Zeller (nose)...

Valley of the Suns

Phoenix Suns: How Cameron Payne is Learning to Become a Leader

Chris Paul, the future Hall-of-Fame point guard, pulls Cameron Payne aside during the first Phoenix Suns scrimmage of training camp. “Hey! You have to help JaVale [McGee] more,” he shouts. Hesitation is visible on Payne’s face for only a moment—and who can blame him? The “team leader” role has never been one for him to […] Phoenix Suns: How Cameron Payne is Learning to Become a Leader - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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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