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James Wiseman’s dedication to Warriors pickup games impresses Bob Myers

Myers impressed by Wiseman’s dedication to summer pickup games originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea James Wiseman is finally healthy and certainly looks to be making the most of it. The 21-year-old’s presence at the Warriors’ team facility this summer is proof of that, as president of basketball operations and general manager Bob Myers pointed out to reporters on Thursday. …

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Draymond Green’s ‘contagious’ energy kicks off Warriors training camp

Draymond gets rave reviews to start Warriors training camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea SAN FRANCISCO — The first scrimmage of Warriors training camp on Saturday at Chase Center following their latest NBA championship went as expected. It was short, full of energy and extremely one-sided. “The group that just won the title a few months ago basically dominated …

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Deni Avdija dealing with groin injury at onset of Wizards’ camp

Avdija dealing with groin injury at onset of Wizards’ camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington WASHINGTON — This summer was the first full NBA offseason for Deni Avdija and also his first in which he didn’t have to begin while rehabbing an injury, but the 21-year-old is now dealing with a groin issue he sustained while playing for the …

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Lakers have started players-only mini-camp ahead of training camp

Every year since becoming a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James has organized a players-only mini-camp that takes place in late summer just before the start of the team’s official training camp. It has been a way for James to show leadership and help get new players acclimated while feeling welcome as everyone prepares for a new season. …

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Daniels leads Kansas over Duke 35-27, goes to 4-0

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Jalon Daniels accounted for five touchdowns to lead unbeaten Kansas past Duke 35-27 on Saturday afternoon. Daniels’ 3-yard run gave the Jayhawks a 34-20 lead with 4:42 remaining. It is the first time since 2009 the Jayhawks have started 4-0. They also completed their first undefeated nonconference schedule since 2013. ”It feels amazing to be 4-0,” Daniels …

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Epic Kobe Bryant-Pau Gasol story revealed in ‘The Redeem Team’ clip

Epic Kobe Bryant-Pau Gasol story revealed in ‘The Redeem Team’ clip originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers and very close friends off the court. But their tight bond was temporarily put aside during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bryant was playing for a highly motivated Team USA, which was coming …

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Bradley Beal sees winning as final box to check in his NBA career

Beal sees winning as final box to check in his NBA career originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington WASHINGTON — As he enters Year 11 of his NBA career, Bradley Beal declared himself “officially an O.G.” at Wizards media day on Friday. He’s only 29, still very young for real-life standards. But as an NBA player, he’s been around long …

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 23

Early in the 2000-01 season, Kobe Bryant went on a tear as he was starting to prove that he was the best non-big man in the NBA. He scored a new career-high 43 points on Dec. 1 in a big win over the San Antonio Spurs, even though he was ailing with an upper respiratory infection. Just five days later, …

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Hawks look to improve communication between coach, Young

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks are heading into training camp looking for a bit of a reboot. First up: improving the communication between coach Nate McMillan and star guard Trae Young. McMillan already got the ball rolling after the Hawks were eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs, a bitter comedown from their run to the Eastern Conference final …

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C.J. McCollum inks two-year, $64 million extension with Pelicans

Orlando Magic v New Orleans Pelicans After helping New Orleans return to the playoffs for the first time since Anthony Davis was traded to the Lakers, C.J. McCollum earned a two-year, $64 million extension with the Pelicans. He will remain under contract with the team through the 2025-26 season, and there isn’t a player or team option in the deal. …

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NBA not planning to investigate Celtics’ Udoka scandal, per Rohrbach, but will the veil of secrecy hold?

Despite his strong suspicions that we have not heard the last about the suspension of Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka by the team for the 2022-23 season, Yahoo’s Ben Rohrbach reports that the NBA is not currently planning to conduct its own investigation into the events leading to that suspension. Describing the status quo surrounding the suspension as “untenable” …

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C.J. McCollum agrees to two-year, $64 million extension with Pelicans

Getty Images C.J. McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, CBS Sports’ Bill Reiter confirmed. McCollum had two years and roughly $69 million left on the deal he originally signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, so adding this extension takes his total contract up to $133 million over the next four seasons.  …

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Brooklyn Nets rank as 16th best franchise over last 5 years

While the Brooklyn Nets are an improving organization, Bleacher Report ranked the best teams from over the past half-decade with the Nets sitting right under half, at 16th. Basketball journalist Zack Buckley of Bleacher Report ranked the team at 16th, below the Pacers and above the Spurs. “This is…frustrating, honestly. For the majority of this half-decade, Brooklyn has had both …

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Full Boston Celtics press conference on Ime Udoka suspension

The Boston Celtics have been dominating the NBA news cycle for the last few days for all the wrong reasons due to the inexplicably problematic decisions of head coach Ime Udoka to pursue an intimate relationship with a team employee, the details of which remain murky. In an attempt to get ahead of the speculation that had beset uninvolved team …

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Celtics’ Jayson Tatum cracks ESPN’s top 10 players for 2022-23 NBA rank

According to the folks at ESPN, star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is ranked as the No. 7 player in the league according to the 2022-23 season’s NBA ranking exercise conducted ahead of each season by the popular sports outlet. “Coming off his first All-NBA appearance, winning the Eastern Conference finals MVP, making his first trip to the NBA Finals, …

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Suns push for Jarred Vanderbilt derailed Bojan Bogdanovic trade

Minnesota Timberwolves v Toronto Raptors Utah traded Bojan Bogdanovic not to one of the contenders pushing for him — Phoenix, Miami, even the Lakers — but to rebuilding Detroit. It’s a move that caught the NBA off guard. News has come out now that part of what hung up the Suns’ effort to land Bogdanovic was their push to make promising …

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Jonathan Kuminga reacts to Andre Iguodala’s decision to re-sign with the Warriors

Before training camp gets underway, a familiar face will be back in the building with the Golden State Warriors. In a special announcement on his podcast “Point Forward,” Andre Iguodala made his highly-anticipated decision to re-sign with the Warriors for his 19th season in the association. After the announcement of his return, one of Iguodala’s young teammates went to social …

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Key dates, important events and other info

The 77th season in the NBA is set to tip off this week with training camping opening up for most teams after another exciting offseason period that saw plenty of change and player movement. The regular season, which comprises of 82 games for each team, begins Oct. 18 and concludes on April 9, 2023. The play-in tournament is scheduled for …

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Rockets officially announce 2022-23 training camp roster

With 2022-23 training camp starting Tuesday at McNeese State University’s Legacy Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Houston Rockets have announced their official roster for the new season. Practices will continue throughout the week before preseason play begins with a home opener on Sunday, Oct. 2 versus San Antonio. The roster is currently at its offseason maximum of 20 players. …

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