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That may be true, but the shooting contests between Bogdanovic and second-year guard Buddy Hield have been the talk of camp. Stojakovic, the Kings player development director and one of the game’s premier shooters during his career, routinely sits nearby and keeps score. It has not been uncommon, he says, for both players to convert 40 or more consecutive 3-pointers. When not launching from deep, the two guards often engage in intense one-on-one matchups in a near-empty gym, long after practice has ended. “Buddy loves to work, loves to play, and I love it,” said Bogdanovic. “We practice really well together. And he’s a tough, tough competitor, and he likes to talk a lot. It’s fun.”
Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry is hot on Stojakovic’ tail, trailing the 3-time All-Star by just 11 makes coming into Wednesday night’s matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Be it Wednesday or sometime late in the week, Curry will almost assuredly surpass the former Kings star. “Records are meant to be broken,” Stojakovic said. “Steph is definitely a guy, that if he continues to shoot – him and Klay (Thompson), if they continue to stay on the same pace, they can climb all the way to one and two.”
Adams knew virtually nothing about the NBA when he arrived. One of his brothers had an old video game he played as a kid. In the game, the best player was Peja Stojakovic, Adams says. And his brother had a poster of Larry Bird. So when Adams started playing, it was a lot of shrugging and no deference, which unnerved a long list of opponents. During his rookie season, Nate Robinson punched him in the stomach. Vince Carter elbowed him in the side of the head. Jordan Hamilton punched him in the shoulder. Larry Sanders elbowed him in the neck. Zach Randolph punched him in the jaw, a move that got Randolph suspended for Game 7 of the Thunder’s first-round playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies two years ago.