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  • @warriors • 3h

    Golden State Of Mind: Nick Young will reportedly partake in Rockets minicamp

    Nick Young is looking for a home, and he might find one somewhere that won't make Golden State Warriors fans happy. Swaggy P, who evolved into the Swag Champ while winning a title with the Warriors in 2018, will be attending the Houston Rockets minicamp, with hopes of making the team.

    Source: Terrence Jones, Nick Young, and Luc Mbah a Moute will be among the players in Vegas for the Rockets' minicamp.

    -- Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) September 17, 2019

    After playing 80 games for the Warriors in 2017-18, and averaging 7.

    Nick Young is looking for a home, and he might find one somewhere that won't make Golden State Warriors fans happy. Swaggy P, who evolved into the Swag Champ while winning a title with the Warriors in 2018, will be attending the Houston Rockets minicamp, with hopes of making the team.

    Source: Terrence Jones, Nick Young, and Luc Mbah a Moute will be among the players in Vegas for the Rockets' minicamp.

    -- Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) September 17, 2019

    After playing 80 games for the Warriors in 2017-18, and averaging 7.

  • Bullets Forever: Mystics vs. Aces Game 2 preview: Washington goes for commanding series lead on Thursday

    The Washington Mystics edged out the Las Vegas Aces in Game 1 last Tuesday, 97-95, after Kelsey Plum missed a potential tying-game shot in the final seconds. Washington currently leads the WNBA semifinals series 1-0.

    <strong>Game Info</strong>

    When: September 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET

    Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

    How to watch: ESPN2

    <strong>Injury Report</strong>

    Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out)

    Aces: None

    <strong>Pregame Notes</strong>

    The Mystics must improve defense and game play

    Washington's biggest fault was their defense as a whole in the first game.

    The Washington Mystics edged out the Las Vegas Aces in Game 1 last Tuesday, 97-95, after Kelsey Plum missed a potential tying-game shot in the final seconds. Washington currently leads the WNBA semifinals series 1-0.

    <strong>Game Info</strong>

    When: September 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET

    Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

    How to watch: ESPN2

    <strong>Injury Report</strong>

    Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out)

    Aces: None

    <strong>Pregame Notes</strong>

    The Mystics must improve defense and game play

    Washington's biggest fault was their defense as a whole in the first game.

  • @Raptors • 4h

    Fansided: Can the Toronto Raptors win the Eastern Conference?

    Champions of not only the Eastern Conference but the entire NBA. Last season turned out to be a historic season for the Toronto Raptors, winning their first-ever Larry O'Brien trophy and cementing their status as one of the best teams in NBA history.

    That was last season, though. This season could be a little different. Without the privilege of having a superstar two-time Defensive Player of the Year in Kawhi Leonard, and a sharpshooter and all-around incredible defender in the shape of Danny Green, it's safe to say the Toronto Raptors have regressed this year.

    Champions of not only the Eastern Conference but the entire NBA. Last season turned out to be a historic season for the Toronto Raptors, winning their first-ever Larry O'Brien trophy and cementing their status as one of the best teams in NBA history.

    That was last season, though. This season could be a little different. Without the privilege of having a superstar two-time Defensive Player of the Year in Kawhi Leonard, and a sharpshooter and all-around incredible defender in the shape of Danny Green, it's safe to say the Toronto Raptors have regressed this year.

  • @spurs • 4h

    Fansided: San Antonio Spurs: Three reasons to be excited about Keldon Johnson

    At only 19 years old, San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Keldon Johnson already approaches the game like a veteran. His demeanor is distinguished - providing his teammates with a positive attitude stemming from a charming personality and distinctive team-first play style on the hardwood.

    No matter how you shake it, Johnson's fits perfectly into franchise architect Gregg Popovich's ever-changing puzzle of rising talent in the Alamo City. Johnson provides some backbone to the system, adding a layer of infectious intensity that translates to both ends of the floor. Even in his lone college season in Lexington, Johnson's individualism glistened amongst some of the best prospects in the country.

    At only 19 years old, San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Keldon Johnson already approaches the game like a veteran. His demeanor is distinguished - providing his teammates with a positive attitude stemming from a charming personality and distinctive team-first play style on the hardwood.

    No matter how you shake it, Johnson's fits perfectly into franchise architect Gregg Popovich's ever-changing puzzle of rising talent in the Alamo City. Johnson provides some backbone to the system, adding a layer of infectious intensity that translates to both ends of the floor. Even in his lone college season in Lexington, Johnson's individualism glistened amongst some of the best prospects in the country.

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  • Fansided: Sacramento Kings: Take A Look At Harry Giles' Arms!

    The Sacramento Kings have had a productive offseason. During the time, Vlade Divac and company executed well on constructing their roster for the 2019-20 season by acquiring veteran players that will complement the young talent that is already on the team.

    As far as the players on the team, they have benefitted from this summer as well. Not only have they gotten to relax and enjoy their time off, but have still committed themselves to the game of basketball by working on their game.

    Someone who seems to have improved this offseason is Harry Giles.

    The Sacramento Kings have had a productive offseason. During the time, Vlade Divac and company executed well on constructing their roster for the 2019-20 season by acquiring veteran players that will complement the young talent that is already on the team.

    As far as the players on the team, they have benefitted from this summer as well. Not only have they gotten to relax and enjoy their time off, but have still committed themselves to the game of basketball by working on their game.

    Someone who seems to have improved this offseason is Harry Giles.

  • ESPN.com: Portland's Damian Lillard 'frustrated' over not making last two All-Star teams

    Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is a two-time NBA All-Star and he, along with many others, believe his resume should have double the appearances.

    Despite putting up career numbers the last two seasons, both years the franchise guard was snubbed of an invite to compete with the best in the annual mid-February exhibition contest.

    It's a tired recurring theme for the guard, but he told ESPN that his All-Star drought should be eliminated this time around.

    "I've gotten frustrated just for the fact that it feels like I always got to be the fall guy and every other guy has been deserving," Lillard tells ESPN.

    Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is a two-time NBA All-Star and he, along with many others, believe his resume should have double the appearances.

    Despite putting up career numbers the last two seasons, both years the franchise guard was snubbed of an invite to compete with the best in the annual mid-February exhibition contest.

    It's a tired recurring theme for the guard, but he told ESPN that his All-Star drought should be eliminated this time around.

    "I've gotten frustrated just for the fact that it feels like I always got to be the fall guy and every other guy has been deserving," Lillard tells ESPN.

  • @Suns • 4h

    Fansided: The Phoenix Suns signed a guy you've never heard of

    The Phoenix Suns recently signed Haywood Highsmith, who was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this summer.

    Don't feel bad about the fact you don't know who he is.

    Highsmith, a 6'7'' small forward, went undrafted in 2018 before signing with Philadelphia last season on a two-way contract. He spent the vast majority of the year playing for their don't-call-us-the-D-league, G-league affiliate, Delaware Bluecoats.

    Dela-where?

    Since you may not have known that team existed, that's a real NBA-associated basketball organization in Wilmington, DE.

    He put up solid numbers for the Bluecoats, averaging 12.2 points, 6.

    The Phoenix Suns recently signed Haywood Highsmith, who was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this summer.

    Don't feel bad about the fact you don't know who he is.

    Highsmith, a 6'7'' small forward, went undrafted in 2018 before signing with Philadelphia last season on a two-way contract. He spent the vast majority of the year playing for their don't-call-us-the-D-league, G-league affiliate, Delaware Bluecoats.

    Dela-where?

    Since you may not have known that team existed, that's a real NBA-associated basketball organization in Wilmington, DE.

    He put up solid numbers for the Bluecoats, averaging 12.2 points, 6.

  • @celtics • 4h

    Red's Army: Your Morning Dump...Where Enes Kanter has some bold predictions for Gordon Hayward

    Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

    Celtics big man Enes Kanter spent Tuesday morning working out with old friend Gordon Hayward and offered his assessment of Hayward's progress now nearly two years removed from the gruesome ankle injury in Cleveland.

    "Gordon Hayward -- I think he should definitely start eyeing the All-Star Game," Kanter told NBC Sports Boston on the Celtics Talk Podcast. "He had a very bad injury [but] I see his work ethic, he's been doing an amazing job...

    "He's been here all summer," said Kanter.

    Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

    Celtics big man Enes Kanter spent Tuesday morning working out with old friend Gordon Hayward and offered his assessment of Hayward's progress now nearly two years removed from the gruesome ankle injury in Cleveland.

    "Gordon Hayward -- I think he should definitely start eyeing the All-Star Game," Kanter told NBC Sports Boston on the Celtics Talk Podcast. "He had a very bad injury [but] I see his work ethic, he's been doing an amazing job...

    "He's been here all summer," said Kanter.

  • Fansided: OKC Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari's Team Italy crushes Phillipines in FIBA World Cup action

    While OKC Thunder fans have yet to witness Danilo Gallinari playing at Chesapeake Energy Arena they got early insights into the power forward's natural talents at FIBA 2019. Gallo's team came out of the gates hot winning their first game 108-62 versus the Philippines club.

    After undergoing an appendectomy there was uncertainty whether Gallinari would be fully recovered in time to compete but he put those questions to rest immediately. In this first game of Italy's D Group, the Italians looked poised to be one of the players to factor as 2019 FIBA title contenders.

    That said, it was important not to assume a big win over a lower tier team meant an automatic berth for the stronger Italian team.

    While OKC Thunder fans have yet to witness Danilo Gallinari playing at Chesapeake Energy Arena they got early insights into the power forward's natural talents at FIBA 2019. Gallo's team came out of the gates hot winning their first game 108-62 versus the Philippines club.

    After undergoing an appendectomy there was uncertainty whether Gallinari would be fully recovered in time to compete but he put those questions to rest immediately. In this first game of Italy's D Group, the Italians looked poised to be one of the players to factor as 2019 FIBA title contenders.

    That said, it was important not to assume a big win over a lower tier team meant an automatic berth for the stronger Italian team.

  • @nyknicks • 4h

    Elite Sports NY: New York Knicks PG Dennis Smith Jr. wants to help RJ Barrett win Rookie of the Year

    Dennis Smith Jr. is preparing for the biggest season of his career. It's his first full season with the New York Knicks and many expect the point guard to make a big leap forward.

    However, Smith is still putting the success of his teammates' at the fore, specifically RJ Barrett. Smith plans to do anything he can to help Barrett take home the coveted Rookie of the Year award next season.

    "I'm treating that as one of my focal points just to help him win Rookie of the Year. And whatever I can do, I'm willing to do it," Smith Jr.

    Dennis Smith Jr. is preparing for the biggest season of his career. It's his first full season with the New York Knicks and many expect the point guard to make a big leap forward.

    However, Smith is still putting the success of his teammates' at the fore, specifically RJ Barrett. Smith plans to do anything he can to help Barrett take home the coveted Rookie of the Year award next season.

    "I'm treating that as one of my focal points just to help him win Rookie of the Year. And whatever I can do, I'm willing to do it," Smith Jr.

  • @Bucks • 4h

    Fansided: Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Brook Lopez discusses staying in Milwaukee long-term

    In today's edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, Brook Lopez sits down for a one-on-one interview centering around his decision to stay in Milwaukee this summer, Jason Terry lands a post-playing career gig from one of his former NBA stops, and much more.

    While Lopez's decision to return to Milwaukee was quickly brought up, the 31-year-old also shared his thoughts on the Bucks' busy offseason with their additions and departures as well as his own busy summer, which obviously included playing for Team USA at this year's FIBA World Cup.

    For all your Bucks, Wisconsin Herd and Bucks Gaming needs, keep on coming around here to Behind the Buck Pass as we'll provide you with the latest coverage, analysis and various developments that relates to all three and the organization as a whole.

    In today's edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, Brook Lopez sits down for a one-on-one interview centering around his decision to stay in Milwaukee this summer, Jason Terry lands a post-playing career gig from one of his former NBA stops, and much more.

    While Lopez's decision to return to Milwaukee was quickly brought up, the 31-year-old also shared his thoughts on the Bucks' busy offseason with their additions and departures as well as his own busy summer, which obviously included playing for Team USA at this year's FIBA World Cup.

    For all your Bucks, Wisconsin Herd and Bucks Gaming needs, keep on coming around here to Behind the Buck Pass as we'll provide you with the latest coverage, analysis and various developments that relates to all three and the organization as a whole.

  • @Lakers • 4h

    Fansided: Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel is wisely tempering expectations

    The Los Angeles Lakers are poised to have a very strong season coming up, but like all teams, things could not go according to plan.

    This summer, the Lakers were able to make some big moves to set the franchise back on the right track. Let's not forget, the Lakers looked like an absolute mess to end the season and in the beginning of the summer. However, it appears like the front office and ownership have gotten things under control, and the Lakers have put together a strong roster.

    While things look good on paper for the Lakers, they might not be firing on all cylinders right away.

    The Los Angeles Lakers are poised to have a very strong season coming up, but like all teams, things could not go according to plan.

    This summer, the Lakers were able to make some big moves to set the franchise back on the right track. Let's not forget, the Lakers looked like an absolute mess to end the season and in the beginning of the summer. However, it appears like the front office and ownership have gotten things under control, and the Lakers have put together a strong roster.

    While things look good on paper for the Lakers, they might not be firing on all cylinders right away.

  • @warriors • 5h

    Bleacher Report: Stephen A. Smith: Kevin Durant 'Was Not Feeling Steve Kerr, at All' on Warriors

    Stephen A. Smith shed more light on the apparent dynamic between Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr, painting the picture of a somewhat fraught relationship.

    During an appearance Wednesday on First Take, Smith said there wasn't an inciting incident that soured Durant on Kerr, but the 10-time All-Star simply "was not feeling" the Golden State Warriors head coach. Smith added Kerr's failure to bridge the divide with Durant "had something to do with Kevin Durant and the relationship with the team as a whole":

    This wouldn't be the first time Durant had friction with a head coach.

    Stephen A. Smith shed more light on the apparent dynamic between Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr, painting the picture of a somewhat fraught relationship.

    During an appearance Wednesday on First Take, Smith said there wasn't an inciting incident that soured Durant on Kerr, but the 10-time All-Star simply "was not feeling" the Golden State Warriors head coach. Smith added Kerr's failure to bridge the divide with Durant "had something to do with Kevin Durant and the relationship with the team as a whole":

    This wouldn't be the first time Durant had friction with a head coach.

  • @nuggets • 5h

    Fansided: Denver Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar ready to take the next step

    The Denver Nuggets signed Vlatko Cancar this offseason with the hope that the versatile forward, who was drafted in 2017, will be able to contribute at some point this season. Cancar has spent this offseason preparing for NBA basketball and recently did an interview with Eric Spyropoulos of NBA.com detailing what he has been up to this summer.

    Cancar made no mistake in identifying the speed of the NBA game as the aspect he is working on the most at this time. "I'm trying to get the system of the NBA as fast as possible....Here the game is quicker, every decision has to be faster, so this is a big transition from Europe to the NBA.

    The Denver Nuggets signed Vlatko Cancar this offseason with the hope that the versatile forward, who was drafted in 2017, will be able to contribute at some point this season. Cancar has spent this offseason preparing for NBA basketball and recently did an interview with Eric Spyropoulos of NBA.com detailing what he has been up to this summer.

    Cancar made no mistake in identifying the speed of the NBA game as the aspect he is working on the most at this time. "I'm trying to get the system of the NBA as fast as possible....Here the game is quicker, every decision has to be faster, so this is a big transition from Europe to the NBA.

  • @cavs • 5h

    Official Site of the Cavaliers: 2019-20 Preseason Profile: Kevin Love

    Five-Time All-Star Looks to Bounce Back After Injury-Plagued Season

    Last season was frustrating for several Cavaliers, but maybe none more than Kevin Love.

    The lone remaining member of the Big Three that led the Wine & Gold to their first NBA title in franchise history, Love signed a contract extension heading into the season as the Cavaliers hoped to remain competitive after LeBron James' free agent departure.

    The five-time All-Star got off to a stellar start - averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 boards through the first four games of the season.

    Five-Time All-Star Looks to Bounce Back After Injury-Plagued Season

    Last season was frustrating for several Cavaliers, but maybe none more than Kevin Love.

    The lone remaining member of the Big Three that led the Wine & Gold to their first NBA title in franchise history, Love signed a contract extension heading into the season as the Cavaliers hoped to remain competitive after LeBron James' free agent departure.

    The five-time All-Star got off to a stellar start - averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 boards through the first four games of the season.

  • NY Post: David Levy's plans for new Nets era under Joe Tsai

    Two years after agreeing to buy a minority share of the Brooklyn Nets, e-commerce billionaire Joe Tsai was unanimously approved as the owner by the NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday.

    Tsai spent $3.5 billion to buy the Nets and Barclays Center - the arena sale did not require league approval - from Mikhail Prokhorov. The Alibaba co-founder called it "an honor," and praised the job GM Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson did in building an also-ran into a playoff team.

    "They established the culture, developed talent others couldn't see, and made Brooklyn the place where the best players want to play," Tsai said in a statement, adding the players' work has put the Nets "in a great position to compete.

    Two years after agreeing to buy a minority share of the Brooklyn Nets, e-commerce billionaire Joe Tsai was unanimously approved as the owner by the NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday.

    Tsai spent $3.5 billion to buy the Nets and Barclays Center - the arena sale did not require league approval - from Mikhail Prokhorov. The Alibaba co-founder called it "an honor," and praised the job GM Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson did in building an also-ran into a playoff team.

    "They established the culture, developed talent others couldn't see, and made Brooklyn the place where the best players want to play," Tsai said in a statement, adding the players' work has put the Nets "in a great position to compete.

  • @celtics • 5h

    Boston.com: Enes Kanter highlighted Brad Stevens's basketball skills

    He might be a head coach, but Brad Stevens still has some game.

    Celtics center Enes Kanter revealed to NBC Boston's Celtics Talk Podcast that Stevens, who played at DePauw University, still has moves on the basketball court. During his time at DePauw, Stevens played in every game (101) throughout his four-year career, averaging 5.1 points, 1.1 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game his senior year.

    According to Kanter, Stevens displayed his shooting and rebounding skills one time after practice.

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    "Man, I have never worked with a guy like Coach Brad.

    He might be a head coach, but Brad Stevens still has some game.

    Celtics center Enes Kanter revealed to NBC Boston's Celtics Talk Podcast that Stevens, who played at DePauw University, still has moves on the basketball court. During his time at DePauw, Stevens played in every game (101) throughout his four-year career, averaging 5.1 points, 1.1 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game his senior year.

    According to Kanter, Stevens displayed his shooting and rebounding skills one time after practice.

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    "Man, I have never worked with a guy like Coach Brad.

  • Fansided: Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard intends to play in 2020 Olympics

    Despite coming to a historically worst 7th place finish in this year's FIBA World Cup, it shouldn't take long for Team USA to come back stronger than ever. All signs point towards the Portland Trail Blazers actually having a representative in next year's Summer Olympics, in the form of Damian Lillard.

    When asked about the prospect of playing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Dame gave an emphatic response. "I plan on being a part of that. I plan on playing," he said in an exclusive interview with popular Australian website news.com.au.

    James McKern -- the man who conducted the aforementioned interview -- was the first to break this news about Lillard's intentions to chase the Olympic gold medal.

    Despite coming to a historically worst 7th place finish in this year's FIBA World Cup, it shouldn't take long for Team USA to come back stronger than ever. All signs point towards the Portland Trail Blazers actually having a representative in next year's Summer Olympics, in the form of Damian Lillard.

    When asked about the prospect of playing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Dame gave an emphatic response. "I plan on being a part of that. I plan on playing," he said in an exclusive interview with popular Australian website news.com.au.

    James McKern -- the man who conducted the aforementioned interview -- was the first to break this news about Lillard's intentions to chase the Olympic gold medal.

  • Fansided: OKC Thunder guard Dennis Schroder's German Team lose heart breaker to open FIBA tourny

    OKC Thunder backup reserve point guard Dennis Schroder's German team got their first taste of action at the 2019 FIBA World Cup on Day two of the event.

    Unlike his thunder teammate Danilo Gallinari, Dennis Schroder didn't leave the court with a smile after his team played their first game as the German's suffered a nail biting loss of 78-74 to the French team.

    In his first game of the FIBA 2019 tournament, Schroder showcased why he's such an integral part of his national team. The point guard amassed 23 points, the second most by his team.

    OKC Thunder backup reserve point guard Dennis Schroder's German team got their first taste of action at the 2019 FIBA World Cup on Day two of the event.

    Unlike his thunder teammate Danilo Gallinari, Dennis Schroder didn't leave the court with a smile after his team played their first game as the German's suffered a nail biting loss of 78-74 to the French team.

    In his first game of the FIBA 2019 tournament, Schroder showcased why he's such an integral part of his national team. The point guard amassed 23 points, the second most by his team.

  • @nyknicks • 6h

    Buckets Over Broadway: New York Knicks: When does training camp start?

    After a long offseason, the 2019-20 NBA season is near for the New York Knicks. Highlighted by a high draft pick and the chaotic events of free agency, the long gap between games played will finally end and produce real action, rather than speculation on the future that plagued 2018-19.

    The season is a long road. From October to April, basketball games will consume the calendar and feature 82 appearances for the Knicks. They will look to improve on a 17-65 record along the way.

    However, the regular season is not the only part of the NBA schedule.

    After a long offseason, the 2019-20 NBA season is near for the New York Knicks. Highlighted by a high draft pick and the chaotic events of free agency, the long gap between games played will finally end and produce real action, rather than speculation on the future that plagued 2018-19.

    The season is a long road. From October to April, basketball games will consume the calendar and feature 82 appearances for the Knicks. They will look to improve on a 17-65 record along the way.

    However, the regular season is not the only part of the NBA schedule.