So with KG announcing he'll come back for 3 more years and Avery Bradley coming back healthy....What do you think the Celtics chances are at competing for a championship next year? Can they still make another run? I think they addressed their biggest need (size) in the NBA draft.
Also, will Ray be persuaded to stay now that KG signed? Or will he head to Miami?
Just thought I'd see what Boston fans think.
Not a cetics fan but barring a complete meltdown they are as dangerous as anyone. Rebounding was a problem last year and they went out and drafted sulinger and melo. I know a lot of people don't like melo but mind you all that they played ryan hollins in the playoffs last year. They will monitor KGs and pierces minutes. Joesph not a bad pickup in the draft either.Plus there is a rumor going around that Allen may come back or that they will pursue OJ mayo. Bradley will be healthy. And they may get Jeff green back who if he plays like he played with the thunder would be a nice bonus.
Not a cetics fan but barring a complete meltdown they are as dangerous as anyone. Rebounding was a problem last year and they went out and drafted sulinger and melo.
Future draft picks are included in trades so much that it’s almost surprising when at least one isn’t involved in a deal. They’re valuable assets that can help make or break potential trades, but they can also make trades that appeared to be lopsided turn out to be absolute steals for the other team if they draft the right player.
Second-year forward Trey Thompkins suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during summer league in Las Vegas. He noted that he’s close to a return but will skip the team’s trip to China. Billups will also stay in Los Angeles to continue rehab.
After leading the Cavs in the first two games, C.J. Miles was all over the place. He made a couple turnovers and missed some defensive assignments. Still, he was far from horrible. He went 3-for-9 from the field for nine points. Its pretty apparent coach Byron Scott has given Miles the green light to shoot.
Bryant said plenty as he sat at his locker Wednesday before the Lakers' exhibition against the Portland Trail Blazers in Ontario. Although he nursed a strained right shoulder that has since healed, Bryant remained in a jovial mood. He joked that he's pestered new teammate Steve Nash for winning the 2005-06 MVP with Phoenix, which eliminated the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.
The base system is known as the "Corner" offense, and – although Adelman once had former Princeton coach Pete Carril on his coaching staff in Sacramento – the structure is not as close to the Princeton offense as many have assumed. With more high-post action, the Corner has some similarities to the Triangle.
With rookie guard Doron Lamb and forward Luc Mbah a Moute already sidelined during training camp with injuries, the Milwaukee Bucks took another hit to their depth this week, as forward/center Ekpe Udoh has been unable to practice since Tuesday's preseason game against Cleveland.
Udoh sustained the left knee sprain when he was attempting to block a shot from Cleveland's Jon Leuer on Tuesday night. As his left knee came down, Udoh said it didn't feel right. It's an injury Bucks coach Scott Skiles said will keep Udoh out anywhere from 10 days to two weeks.
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“It feels good (to play power forward),” Varejao said. “But to me it is kind of the same playing power forward or center, so whatever coach needs and whatever he wants me to do, I will do it.”
“I like to play both,” Varejao said. “Power forward, I get to move a little bit more. Center is a more physical game and I get to be in there fighting.”
“I really do think of Andy as a power forward,” Scott confirmed. “I think that is his natural position, but in today’s league, he can play center with no problem and he has proven that.
Though Gordon is still a young player himself, part of his job this season will be to help mentor Austin Rivers, something Gordon’s looking forward to.
If he can stay healthy, Gordon is a proven scorer that has the ability to make life easier for this Hornets squad as whole. Knowing that his head, and heart, are back in New Orleans is huge for the franchise moving forward.
What We Learned From the Preseason: There’s a lot of promise here, but this isn’t the season we’re going to see it all come together for the Pistons. Not yet. Greg Monroe is likely going to have a monster year, Brandon Knight looks sharp heading into his sophomore season and Rodney Stuckey is going to score a lot of points, just not efficiently. But perhaps the most interesting story of the preseason for the Pistons was Andre Drummond, who looked downright awesome at times. He won’t be consistently good this season, but at least he looks to be as good as advertised.
What We Learned From the Preseason: Brook Lopez looks way, way better than any of us thought he was going to look. After seeing his rebounding numbers drop the last couple of seasons, Lopez averaged 10 rebounds per 36 minutes in the preseason, and is just as effective scoring the ball as he was before last season’s unending string of injuries. Between him, the always-excellent Deron Williams, and a bench featuring Mirza Teletovic and Andray Blatche that’s way better than anyone thought, things are looking much better in Brooklyn than they are in, say, Manhattan.
With the start of the regular season just a few days away the Oklahoma City Thunder made a major trade, sending James Harden, Daequan Cook, Cole Aldrich and Layzard Hayward to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick. Thunder general manager Sam Presti met with the media on Sunday to discuss the shocking deal that nobody saw coming, how the new pieces fit in and more.yt345r34
“Kevin, as most of you know, is one of the most proficient offensive players in the NBA over the last several years. He’s a guy that draws fouls at a high rate, he’s a guy that has a great feel for the game, understands how to score knows the league. Our coaching staff has some history with him and knows him intimately, obviously they have a better understanding of him and the things they can do with him and they’re very confident and excited about having him.