Daily Archives: May 20, 2023

Steve Kerr encouraged by Warriors’ defensive improvements for next season

[ad_1] What Kerr was most encouraged by during Warriors’ playoff run originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Heading into the 2023-24 NBA season, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is most encouraged by one area in which his team improved during their short-lived playoff run. In speaking with The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami on the latest episode of “The TK Show” podcast, the …

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Josh Giddey reflects on time with Thunder, speaks about future in The Players’ Tribune

[ad_1] Oklahoma City Thunder fans don’t have a pleasant history when it comes to players publishing on The Players’ Tribune, but Josh Giddey is looking to break that stereotype. Giddey wrote a column in The Players’ Tribune on Thursday, where he reflected on his first two seasons with the Thunder and thanked fans for their support. The 20-year-old spoke glowingly …

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Bob Myers won’t take another league job if he leaves Warriors

[ad_1] Report: Myers won’t take another NBA job if he departs Dubs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Warriors might not have to compete against general manager Bob Myers’ next team if he indeed does decide to leave the organization this summer. Myers’ contract is set to expire on June 30 and currently, there is no indication whether or …

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WIll Grant Williams get more minutes in Game 3 vs. the Miami Heat?

[ad_1] The Boston Celtics have put themselves in an 0-2 hole after losing 111-105 to the Miami Heat in Game 2 at TD Garden Friday night. One of the big highlights from the night was Grant Williams jawing back and forth with Jimmy Butler, who ended up cutting Boston’s lead with four straight buckets in the fourth quarter and cited …

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UC gets 7-foot transfer Aziz Bandaogo from Utah Valley

[ad_1] Aziz Bandaogo dunks the ball for Akron in 2022. He played for Utah Valley in 2023 and helped the Wolverines beat UC in the NIT. Now. he joins the Bearcats. A trip to Orem, Utah in late March might not have resulted in a NIT quarterfinal win for Cincinnati’s Bearcat basketball team but it did provide a path to …

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When Kevin Huerter, beam enthusiast, learned Kings fans were special

[ad_1] When newcomer Huerter learned Kings fans were special originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Kevin Huerter arrived in Sacramento last July with little knowledge of California’s capital city after the Kings completed a trade to acquire the sharpshooter from the Atlanta Hawks. At the time of the trade, Huerter tweeted it was his “official welcome to the NBA moment” …

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Mock trade has Sixers sending Joel Embiid to Spurs in a 4-team deal

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers are done for the 2022-23 season as their playoff run ended in familiar fashion: in Round 2. The Sixers have fallen in the Eastern Conference semifinals in three straight seasons and for five of the previous six seasons now. It seems like maybe they have hit their ceiling on how far this group can possibly go. …

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Will the Jazz move up in the draft?

[ad_1] Utah Jazz CEO Danny Ainge listens during an end-of-season press conference at the Zions Bank Basketball Campus in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Ainge and Co. will be busy this June leading up to NBA draft. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News This article was first published as the Jazz Insiders newsletter. Sign up to receive the …

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Brandon Miller mock draft status post 2023 NBA lottery

[ad_1] One of the most unique things about the NBA is the way they go about handling the draft process. To prevent teams from tanking, they don’t guarantee the team with the worst record the No. 1 overall draft pick as they do in the NFL. In the NBA, the worse your record is, the higher your odds will be …

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Who can Brooklyn target at No. 21 and No. 22?

[ad_1] South Carolina forward Gregory “GG” Jackson II (23) attempts a shot past Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi (25). / Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK Entering the 2022-23 NBA season, the Nets looked like serious contenders in the Eastern Conference and a team with decent odds to make the NBA Finals. Then nearly everything went sideways. Head coach Steve Nash was fired …

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Celtics’ Grant Williams on provoking Heat’s Jimmy Butler in Game 2: ‘I’m a competitor and I’m going to battle’

[ad_1] One major change the Boston Celtics made in Game 2 was playing Grant Williams. He didn’t play a single second in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals, but played 26 minutes on Friday night. In that time, Williams scored nine points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists. That production isn’t what his performance in this …

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Rival NBA execs expect Rockets to use No. 4 draft pick as trade bait

[ad_1] The rebuilding Houston Rockets have every incentive to try and climb the NBA standings in the 2023-24 season, since their 2024 first-round draft pick is likely headed to Oklahoma City (top-four protected). After all, there’s little reason to be bad if a team isn’t likely to reap the rewards of a higher draft pick at the end of all …

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Chicago Bulls plan to attend Scoot Henderson’s pro day

[ad_1] The Chicago Bulls’ lack of picks in the 2023 NBA Draft hasn’t stopped them from getting involved in the festivities. They lost their first-round pick at the NBA Draft Lottery, as it stayed at 11th and will now convey to the Orlando Magic, but they’re still taking a look at plenty of first-round prospects. According to Daniel Greenberg, also …

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Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 3 picks, best bets: Look for Denver to cover despite Los Angeles’ dominance at home

[ad_1] Getty Images Now that we’re in the thick of the NBA playoffs, the basketball betting market is hotter than ever. CBS Sports will be providing daily picks for the duration of the postseason. Sam Quinn will make at least one pick for every game between now and the NBA Finals. All lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. Featured Game | Los Angeles Lakers vs. …

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