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Bulls’ Ayo Dosunmu focused on stamina, not starting for Lonzo Ball

Why Dosunmu focused on stamina, not starting at PG originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Ask Ayo Dosunmu where he specifically wants to most improve over his impressive rookie season and you won’t hear a statistic or even a specific basketball skill. “Stamina,” the Chicago Bulls guard said following Tuesday’s training camp practice at the Advocate Center. Nobody except maybe …

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Markieff Morris to play important role for Nets this season

Even though the attention for media day was mostly focused on the drama between Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets organization, we did hear some on how to franchise would utilize certain players, namely Markieff Morris. Morris believes that he brings a level of toughness and physicality to the team, and his role will be vital. “Yeah, I agree with …

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Maxey turns into star guard 76ers need to chase championship

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Doc Rivers was not expecting guests one day this summer when members of his staff turned up uninvited at his house with a direct demand of the Philadelphia 76ers coach: Tyrese Maxey needed an intervention. It was true. Maxey needed help getting out of the gym. So a pair of coaches tried to persuade Rivers to talk …

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Fantasy Basketball Rankings 2022-23: Small forwards draft tiers

The 2022-23 NBA season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start getting ready for your fantasy basketball drafts. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fantasy analyst Dan Titus is putting in the work on his draft rankings as well as his position-by-position tiers — he hits the small forwards below — to help you be prepared when you’re …

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Malik Monk or Kevin Huerter as starting off guard?

Kings training camp battle: Who starts at shooting guard? originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea One of the biggest questions heading into the Kings’ upcoming 2022-23 season is who will be getting their name called as the starting two-guard when the season opens against the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 19 at Golden 1 Center. De’Aaron Fox will be the …

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Mark Daigneault comments on the Vit Krejci trade and Moe Harkless’ status with the Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault spoke with the media following Wednesday’s training camp practice and provided his thoughts on the Vit Krejci trade that occurred on Tuesday. The Thunder traded Krejci to the Atlanta Hawks for Maurice Harkless, a 2029 first-round pick, and amendments to a 2025 second-round pick that is now top-40 protected. Daigneault refused to comment …

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PJ Tucker pushing, leading Sixers to build good habits in training camp

CHARLESTON, S.C.–When the Philadelphia 76ers acquired PJ Tucker, they knew what they were getting. They were acquiring a player who has been through the playoff wars and he can pass those experiences and lessons on to the rest of the team. To begin training camp, Tucker has had a really positive influence on the Sixers. He was singled out on …

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Price tag on Phoenix Suns could be more than $3 billion

Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Clippers – Game Six In 2004, Robert Sarver bought the Phoenix Suns for a then-record $401 million. When Sarver sells the team now — pushed to do so following the backlash prompted by an NBA report that found an 18-year pattern of bigotry, misogyny, and a toxic workplace — he is going to make a …

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Key targets set to visit campus this Fall

The UNC basketball program gets its 2022-23 season ‘tipped’ off on Friday with “Live Action with Carolina Basketball” — previously known as “Late Night”. It’s a huge recruiting event for the Tar Heels and has been a night that has played host to numerous high-profile prospects, including what are now 45 McDonald’s All-Americans. The Tar Heels will be hosting two …

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PJ Tucker, Sixers sound off on Jaden Springer to begin training camp

CHARLESTON, S.C.–The Philadelphia 76ers continued their training camp work on Wednesday while at The Citadel in Charleston, SC with hopes of continuing to improve their defense. The Sixers have the potential to be one of the best defensive teams in the league led by a defensive game-changer in Joel Embiid as well as defensive studs such as PJ Tucker, Matisse …

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Five-star SF Andrej Stojakovic is down to four schools

One of the best basketball prospects in the class of 2023 is closing in on a college decision. Five-star small forward Andrej Stojakovic has narrowed down his recruitment to four schools. Stanford, Texas, Oregon and UCLA all made the cut for the California product. He has taken visits to each school but has no commitment date set in stone. Stojakovic …

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Where exactly will the win-now Sixers need P.J. Tucker?

Where exactly will the win-now Sixers need Tucker? originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia P.J. Tucker isn’t delusional. Sure, the 37-year-old is still viewed as vital for NBA teams with championship aspirations and laughing when he hears any suggestion about possibly tweaking his style of play during the regular season for the sake of prudence. But Tucker knows he will retire …

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Dribble Handoff: These 2022 NCAA Tournament at-large teams won’t return to the Big Dance in 2023

With college basketball programs across the country back on the court again for official practices, the start of the 2022-23 season is just around the corner. The arrival of preseason practice also means that it’s time for us to look ahead and predict how things will play out over the coming months. CBS Sports Bracketology Expert Jerry Palm already has …

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LeBron James, Draymond Green and Kevin Love invest in professional pickleball team

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, and LeBron James wants a piece of the action. The NBA veteran and his LRMR Ventures partner Maverick Carter are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise, the league announced Wednesday.  The Lakers star is already a part owner of MLB’s Boston Red Sox, English Premier League’s Liverpool …

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NBA stars LeBron James, Draymond Green buying Major League Pickleball team

Dray, LeBron lead group buying Major League Pickleball team originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea After being crowned champion for the fourth time of his 10-year NBA career, Warriors star forward Draymond Green is taking his expertise from one court to another. Green leads a group of NBA players, alongside Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and five-time All-Star Kevin …

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Pacers’ Bennedict Mathurin focusing on defense in training camp

Bennedict Mathurin was known in college as a great offensive player, but it is his defense that he is focusing more on as the Indiana Pacers open up training camp this week. Mathurin, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, averaged 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal in 37 games last season at Arizona. His 655 points scored …

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Doc Rivers for NBA Coach of the Year? What oddsmakers think

Doc Rivers for NBA Coach of the Year? What oddsmakers think originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia New coach, same goal for the Boston Celtics in 2022-23. The C’s remain odds-on favorites to win the 2023 NBA Finals despite losing head coach Ime Udoka to a season-long suspension. Udoka’s assistant, Joe Mazzulla, will replace him in the interim with high expectations. Mazzulla, as Udoka …

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Why Warriors’ JaMychal Green signing was ‘critical’ in free agency

Why signing JaMychal Green was ‘critical’ for Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea SAN FRANCISCO — Before Andre Iguodala officially returned to the Warriors to wrap up his storied career that has lasted nearly two decades, the Warriors’ bench going into the 2022-23 NBA season wasn’t exactly ripe with experience. Including rookies Patrick Baldwin Jr. and Ryan Rollins, that …

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Clippers, Ex-Cs assistant Jay Larranaga granted permission to speak to Celtics

The Boston Celtics have reportedly been granted permission to speak to their assistant coach Jay Larranaga, a nine-season veteran of the Celtics bench who Boston reportedly sought permission to speak with about assisting interim Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla in the wake of head coach Ime Udoka’s season-long suspension. The news, reported by the LA Times’ Andrew Greif, signals at …

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Steve Kerr for NBA Coach of the Year? What oddsmakers think

Steve Kerr for NBA Coach of the Year? What oddsmakers think originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea New coach, same goal for the Boston Celtics in 2022-23. The C’s remain odds-on favorites to win the 2023 NBA Finals despite losing head coach Ime Udoka to a season-long suspension. Udoka’s assistant, Joe Mazzulla, will replace him in the interim with high expectations. Mazzulla, as Udoka …

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