Toronto Raptors to bring back Dino jerseys

From their inaugural season in 1995 until 1998, the Toronto Raptors sported these purple jerseys that featured their large , at the time , dinosaur logo at the center of the uni. As the upcoming season will be their 25th ( it’s hard to believe it has been that long), they are bringing back the classic dino gamers for an as yet unspecified number of games. They made the announcement via a video on the team’s twitter account.

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Wilson Chandler suspended 25 games for testing positive fo banned substance

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler will miss the first 25 games of the upcoming season due to testing positive for a PED. Chandler’s test came back positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone stimulant. With newly-signed Kevin Durant likely sidelined for the season as he recovers from his torn Achilles and now Chandler out of the lineup for 25 games, the Net’s forward rotation will be strained, with Taurean Prince, Joe Harris and Caris LeVert will likely be charged with picking up that slack. Chandler signed…

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Warriors sign Andrew Harrison to training camp deal

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden Warriors have signed free agent guard to a training camp deal. Harrison had a sporadic and nomadic 2018-19 season, playing in 17 games between the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 assists per game across his time with the three clubs. He would go on to sign with Russian team BC Khimki, finishing the season there. He’ll likely battle for time at the backup one position with Alec Burks and Jacob Evans.

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Cavis LeVert agrees to 3-year, $52.5 million extension with Nets

Most franchises who added the likes of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving with a dash of DeAndre Jordan would still have sore shoulders from patting themselves on the back. However the Brooklyn Nets are not resting on those laurels, as they have signed promising young guard Caris LeVert to a 3-year, $52.5 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski . Signing the deal made a good birthday gift, as he turned 25 Sunday. Despite being limited by injuries, LeVert averaged a career-high 13.7 points and showed a lot of promise,…

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National Basketball League and Under Armour extend partnership

From Nbl.com.au : The Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL) is pleased to announce that global performance brand Under Armour has extended its partnership with the league. After a successful collaboration for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 NBL seasons, Under Armour will continue as both Supply Partner and Official Compression Partner for the 2019/20 season. NBL Chief Commercial Officer Brad Joyner said: “We have been delighted with the first two seasons of the Under Armour partnership and are excited to grow the relationship. “Under Armour is a premier producer of high-performance…

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How Australia defeated Team USA

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria Moments after the Boomers pulled off their historic victory over the USA on Saturday, Andrew Bogut looked his teammates in the eye and addressed them. That was a massive win, he told them, and we made history today, but we can go one of two directions from here: let’s stay focused on the ultimate goal. It’s a message each of the Boomers would echo during their postgame media commitments. Of course, it makes sense for the Boomers to keep a lid on what went…

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Team USA finalizes FIBA World Cup roster

Team USA has finalized their roster for the FIBA World Cup. That roster will not include Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers wing went down with an ankle injury prior to Team USA’s 98-94 loss to Australia Saturday and that will keep him out of the international competition, announced USA Basketball on Saturday. Sans Kuzma, here is the 12-man roster: Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings) Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets) Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks) Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets) Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)…

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Australia shocks USA 98-94

From Bleacher Report: The United States men’s basketball team suffered its first loss while using NBA players in nearly 13 years Saturday morning, as Australia pulled off a 98-94 upset in a FIBA Basketball World Cup warm-up game at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. “They wanted it more than us tonight,” Team USA guard Kemba Walker told reporters. “Lesson learned for us.” It marked the end of a 78-game winning streak for the U.S. senior men’s national team. Patty Mills, who plays for U.S. head coach Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio…

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Dwight Howard to sign with Lakers

Dwight Howard’s agent Charles Briscoe told Shams Charania of the Athletic and Stadium that the big man has finalized a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies and plans to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers the moment he clears waivers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN notes that the Howard deal will be a non-guaranteed contract that the Lakers are proceeding “with caution.” More from Woj: “Howard had several meetings with Lakers officials, and they’ll give him a chance to show he’s made changes in how he conducts himself. Lakers players…

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Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell lead Team USA to 102-86 win over Aussie Boomers

From nba.com: After a slow start Thursday, the U.S. Men’s National Team stayed perfect in its exhibition play with a 102-86 win against Australia. Although there was fairly balanced scoring for Team USA, the win was fueled in large part by the play of starting guards Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell. The duo sizzled in the second half of the game, with each finishing with double-figure scoring. * Box score: USA vs. Australia Walker led all scorers with 23 points, many of which came in the second half. Mitchell had 13 points, while Kyle…

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