Porzingis to sit out tonight against Thunder

Those of you who have been chomping at the bit to see Kristaps Porzingis for the first time in game time action since his acquisition by the Dallas Mavericks will have to wait a little longer. Brad Townsend, who covers the Mavericks for the Dallas Morning News , reports that Porzingis will sit out the team’s preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, because of their back-to-back. He will play on Wednesday against the Pistons. After tearing his ACL February 6, 2018, Porzingis missed the rest of that season and…

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Magic off to bad start

NBA teams have started practicing as the league prepares to embark on the start of the 2019-20 season. The Orlando Magic are entering the upcoming campaign with aims to build upon the 42-40 of last season’s that ended in a first round playoff defeat. Apparently they are not starting the year off right, According to Josh Robbins, who covers the Magic for The Athletic, head coach Steve Clifford was not happy with what he saw at their first practice. Time will tell if the Magic can get things headed in…

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KD and Kyrie wearing Nets duds for the first time

The NBA season is officially underway , beginning with Media Days and practices for some clubs. The Brooklyn Nets made a lot of noise in the off-season with their signings of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Today the world got a glimpse of the two Nets starts in their gamers. For Durant, who is recovering from that Achilles injury he suffered in the Finals, this will likely be the only time we will see him in a Nets jersey this season.

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Kyle Kuzma out indefinitely, MRI forthcoming

According to Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma is progressing through rehab from the foot injury he suffered while playing for Team USA earlier this summer. Kuzma has not been cleared for practice and will undergo an MRI once the Lakers return from China. The Lakers tip-off their preseason October 5 against the Golden State Warriors October 5, but will chase that with games in China against the Brooklyn Nets on October 10 and 12. Kuzma, who is coming off a career-high 18.7 points last…

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Ja Morant ready to go for the start of Grizz training camp

When the Memphis Grizzlies commence training camp on October 1, no.2 overall pick Ja Morant will be amongst the participants. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the team announced their rook point guard has completely recovered from the arthroscopic knee surgery he had back in June. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Morant had the surgery to remove loose bodies in his right knee. The drafting of Morant and the trading of Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz signaled that the Grizzlies had decided it was time to move on from…

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LaMelo Ball no.1 pick in 2020 NBA Draft?

From NBL.com.au: NBL Next Star and Illawarra Hawks guard LaMelo Ball is a legitimate chance to be the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.  That isn’t hyperbole or an inaccurate message – it’s the latest feedback from NBA scouts and draft experts after this past weekend’s NBL Blitz in Tasmania.  Just one Blitz game was all NBA teams needed to see Ball’s immense talent, as he recorded 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists against Perth Wildcats last Friday. He missed Sunday’s clash with Melbourne United due to…

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Warriors to sign Marquese Chriss

Marquese Chriss has reached an agreement with the Golden State Warriors. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the 8th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has agreed on a one year deal. After being traded from the Houston Rockets to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chriss’ scoring tripled ( from 1.8 ppg to 5.7 ppg ) and his rebounds and minutes increased ( 1.8 rpg to 4.2 rpg and 6.5 mpg to 14.6 mpg).

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Kyle Kuzma may not be ready for the start of training camp

According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma may miss the beginning of training camp due to a left ankle injury. Kuzma suffered the injury while he was with Team USA during a FIBA World Cup exhibition back in late August. Last year the 27th overall pick in the 2017 Draft averaged a career-high 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds on 46.5 percent from the floor. It was this upward trend in play and production was the reason why the Lakers would not include him…

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Grizzlies and Iguodala reach agreement regarding future with the team

When he was initially traded to the Memphis Grizzlies from the Golden State Warriors, it was the prevailing thought that Andre Iguodala would never play a game for the Grizzlies and was widely considered just a matter of tIme before the two parted ways. Initially, Memphis indicated they did not intend to buyout the veteran forward and wanted him to report to training camp. However according to a report from the Daily Memphian’s Chris Herrington, the Grizzlies have reached an agreement with Iguodala in which he will remain on the…

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