• Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis preseason highlights
    by Erikas Polockas on October 21, 2019 at 3:01 am

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  • Frank Vogel on Kyle Kuzma: “He’s probably our third best player”
    by Erikas Polockas on October 21, 2019 at 2:51 am

    The Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talked on small forward Kyle Kuzma’s recovery process: “Right now, we’re just talking about ramping up his activity, and we’re not going to look past two days from now. We’re going to try to increase his workload and activities this week, and we’ll see where we’re at,” The post Frank Vogel on Kyle Kuzma: “He’s probably our third best player” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.

  • Mike D’Antoni: James Harden Could Average ‘Close to 40’ Points
    by Marcel Mutoni on October 21, 2019 at 2:48 am

    James Harden can average “close to 40” points a game, according to Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni. D’Antoni says Harden is prepared and eager to once again carry his typically large burden for Houston. Harden led the NBA in scoring last season with an incredible 36.1 points a night. Per The Houston Chronicle: “We can The post Mike D’Antoni: James Harden Could Average ‘Close to 40’ Points appeared first on SLAM.

  • Stephen Curry: ‘I’m Optimistic That We Will Get Off to a Hot Start’
    by Marcel Mutoni on October 21, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Stephen Curry is “optimistic” the Warriors will get off to a hot start this season. Curry says he has built a lot of trust with new backcourt teammate D’Angelo Russell. D-Lo is especially focused on improving his defensive play with Golden State. Per NBC Sports Bay Area: “I’m optimistic that we will get off to The post Stephen Curry: ‘I’m Optimistic That We Will Get Off to a Hot Start’ appeared first on SLAM.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘The [MVP] Trophy’s in My House’
    by Marcel Mutoni on October 21, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t sweating criticism of his MVP award last season. “The trophy’s in my house,” Antetokounmpo says defiantly, adding that he would never declare himself better than MVP runner-up James Harden. The Greek Freak is focused on applying hard-earned lessons from reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Per Yahoo Sports: “That’s their opinion. They’re The post Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘The [MVP] Trophy’s in My House’ appeared first on SLAM.

  • Dion Waiters Suspended for ‘Unprofessional Conduct on the Bench’
    by Marcel Mutoni on October 21, 2019 at 2:33 am

    The Miami Heat suspended guard Dion Waiters for their Wednesday night season opener after a “number of unacceptable incidents” last week, according to team president Pat Riley. Waiters and head coach Erik Spoelstra reportedly got into it on the bench during Friday night’s preseason finale against Houston. Dion finished finished with two points, two rebounds The post Dion Waiters Suspended for ‘Unprofessional Conduct on the Bench’ appeared first on SLAM.

  • Steven Gray puts his scoring shades on display in Greece
    by Georgios Kyriakidis on October 21, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Peristeri Winmasters stands unbeaten after four Greek League games, in addition to winning their first European face-off after fifteen years. Coach Elias Zouros and his players proved to be real road warriors last week, since they beat Gaziantep in Turkey for the Basketball Champions League before downing AEK Athens at OAKA by 91-90 in OT. The post Steven Gray puts his scoring shades on display in Greece appeared first on TalkBasket.net.

  • LeBron sees the difference between creating the Heat’s Big 3 and Lakers
    by Erikas Polockas on October 21, 2019 at 1:47 am

    The Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James shared his thoughts on the difference between assembling the Miami Heat’s Big 3 and this season’s Lakers: Last season, James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game. The post LeBron sees the difference between creating the Heat’s Big 3 and Lakers appeared first on TalkBasket.net.

  • Danny Green on Clippers: “We’re not worried about them, we’re worried about ourselves”
    by Erikas Polockas on October 20, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Coming off a championship season with the Toronto Raptors forward Danny Green, who signed a two-year, $30 million deal with the Lakers last summer, was asked about opener vs. the Los Angeles Clippers: The 32-year-old sharpshooter averaged 10.3 points per game for the Raptors last regular season, shooting 3-pointers at 45%. In 24 playoff appearances The post Danny Green on Clippers: “We’re not worried about them, we’re worried about ourselves” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.

  • Nick Young on Nuggets: “They’re scared of the Lakers, they’re scared of LeBron”
    by Erikas Polockas on October 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    In a Q&A interview with Adam Caparell of Complex, ex-NBA Nick Young, who last played for the Denver Nuggets, discussed lots of topics, including his predictions for the upcoming season: If you have one crazy NBA prediction for the season what would that be?I will say either New Orleans making the eighth seed or Denver The post Nick Young on Nuggets: “They’re scared of the Lakers, they’re scared of LeBron” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.