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Timberwolves announce coaching, front office hires (Yahoo Sports)

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced a number of additions to their front office and coaching staffs on Sunday night, including assistant general manager Noah Croom and director of player personnel Brian Pauga. Croom comes to the Timberwolves after spending the last 12 years as an agent and legal counsel with Goodwin Sports Management, one of the top agencies in the NBA. Pauga follows GM Scott Layden to the Timberwolves from San Antonio.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 2:17 am

AP Interview: Wade ready for his Chicago challenge (Yahoo Sports)

It’s not like Dwyane Wade has never dealt with change before. Wade’s first official day of work with an NBA team other than Miami comes on Monday, when he goes to media day on the eve of his first training camp with the Chicago Bulls – the team he grew up rooting for, a club he has faced off against 64 times as an opponent and now the franchise he’ll be asked to help lead. Wade left Miami this summer in a move that shocked the Heat.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 10:15 pm

Heat forward Chris Bosh fails physical, future in doubt (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 7: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat handles the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 7, 2016 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Bosh’s plan to resume playing is now in jeopardy, after medical examinations performed in recent days convinced the Miami Heat that he is not healthy enough to return to the court. The Heat announced Friday that they still cannot clear Bosh for a resumption of basketball activities, based on the result of his preseason physical – a series of tests conducted over the past few days. ”The Miami Heat regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return,” the team said Friday.


Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 11:20 am

Kevin Garnett says ‘farewell’ after 21 seasons in the NBA (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 17: Kevin Garnett #21 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Phoenix Suns on January 17, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett’s. In more than two decades in the NBA, Garnett opened the door for a new wave of young talent to enter the league, was partly responsible for a rewriting of the collective bargaining agreement and nearly singlehandedly redefined what the game’s tallest players were allowed to do on the court.


Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 3:08 am

LA Lakers re-sign Metta World Peace for 17th NBA season (Yahoo Sports)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed veteran forward Metta World Peace, who will attempt to win a roster spot for his 17th NBA season.

Posted on 23 September 2016 @ 11:14 pm

Around NBA, teams already discussing need for social change (Yahoo Sports)

Whatever the Detroit Pistons decide to do when it comes to protests that call for societal change this season, they’ll have the support of coach Stan Van Gundy. As NBA teams began gathering Friday to start training camps – three teams hold their first practices Saturday, while 27 others get going in the coming days – an issue each is addressing is how players and coaches can help create substantive change in cities across the country. The NBA and the players’ union urged teams this week to develop ideas in a memo this week.

Posted on 23 September 2016 @ 11:10 pm

Westbrook on police shootings: "Something has to change" (Yahoo Sports)

Russell Westbrook is a multi-millionaire basketball player, far removed from the rough community he came from in the Los Angeles area. When the Thunder All-Star learned about the recent police shootings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and Keith Scott in Charlotte, his mind went right back to his old neighborhood. ”Me growing up in the inner city and being able to see different things on a night in and day in, day out basis – it hit home for me, just being able to see the different things that’s going on globally, and giving people across the world an opportunity to see it,” Westbrook said at Thunder media day on Friday.

Posted on 23 September 2016 @ 10:28 pm


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Timberwolves basketball staff hirings

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced additions to the team’s basketball staff for the 2016-17 NBA season, naming Noah Croom as Assistant General Manager, Brian Pauga as Director of Player Personnel and John Carideo, Jim Eyen, Drew Nicholas, Scott Roth and Jim Todd as Scouts. The team also named Matthew Duhamel as Director of Athletic Therapy, […]

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 1:52 am

Timberwolves hire Andy Greer and Rick Brunson as assistant coaches

The Timberwolves on Sunday announced additions to the team’s coaching staff for the 2016-17 NBA season, naming Andy Greer and Rick Brunson as Assistant Coaches, Peter Patton as Shooting Coach, Daisuke Yoshimoto as Special Assistant to the President of Basketball Operations and promoting Vince Legarza to Player Development Coach. Ryan Saunders will also continue in […]

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 1:50 am

Suns add four to training camp

The Suns on Sunday signed center Gracin Bakumanya (pronounced Gra-SOH BAH-koo-MAHN-yah), forward Derek Cooke Jr., guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Derrick Jones Jr., bringing the club’s roster to 19 players.
Bakumanya, a 6-11, 220-pound center, went undrafted in 2016 as an international early entry candidate. A native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 19-year-old […]

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 1:47 am

Big expectations for Mavs this season

On paper, the Mavericks look pretty nice on both ends of the floor coming into the 2016-17 season. New small forward Harrison Barnes on offense is still learning his way, but on defense both he and new center Andrew Bogut know what they’re doing. Here’s the Fort Worth Star-Telegram with more:

Bogut and Barnes won an NBA title […]

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 7:52 pm

Lots of pressure on Goran Dragic this season

With Dwyane Wade gone and Chris Bosh still out indefinitely due to health concerns, there’s every chance in the world for point guard Goran Dragic to rise up and do big things. Considering how young the rest of the squad’s key players are, Miami needs Dragic to exceed all expectations. Here’s the Miami Herald with more:

Goran Dragic […]

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 7:44 pm

Victor Oladipo has big Thunder goals

The Thunder are a very different team coming into this season. Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka are gone, and Victor Oladipo and a lot of question marks are in their place. Russell Westbrook is a star, and the team has some capable big guys. As for Oladipo, there’s an opportunity for him to do big […]

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 7:27 pm

Jeremy Lin in spotlight for Nets

Entering the upcoming season, center Brook Lopez is considered the best player on the Nets. But on a global level, new point guard Jeremy Lin will get the most attention. Here’s the New York Post with more:

Jeremy Lin isn’t just the Nets’ new point guard, but their biggest (only?) drawing card and most fascinating figure, one whose […]

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 7:24 pm

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Wolves’ Pekovic (ankle) out for season

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that center Nikola Pekovic will miss the entire 2016-17 season due to recurring right ankle pain. A determination about future seasons will be made at a later date.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 2:10 am

Timberwolves announce coaching, front office hires

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced a number of additions to their front office and coaching staffs, including assistant general manager Noah Croom and director of player personnel Brian Pauga.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 1:56 am

Wade ready for his Chicago challenge

MIAMI (AP) — It’s not like Dwyane Wade has never dealt with change before.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 12:57 am

NBA’s king of fashion Russell Westbrook talks style

HOUSTON (AP) — When you’re Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you don’t spend the offseason like a typical player.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 10:39 pm

Suns sign Bakumanya, Cooke, Harrison, Jones

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns signed center Gracin Bakumanya, forward Derek Cooke Jr., guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Derrick Jones Jr. on Sunday, bringing their roster to 19 players.

Posted on 25 September 2016 @ 10:19 pm

Dragic ‘disappointed, sad’ about Bosh news

Goran Dragic got the word he was getting traded to Miami and didn’t need long to start envisioning what it would be like to play alongside Chris Bosh.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 11:59 pm

Pelicans enter camp rife with uncertainty, but also optimism

The New Orleans Pelicans are rife with uncertainty as they prepare to open training camp this weekend.

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 1:27 pm


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