Nowitzki: "I’ve just identified myself with the organ…

Nowitzki: “I’ve just identified myself with the organization so long, with the fan base here and with the city that, you know, no matter what the team or the franchise is going through, I’m right there to push it through. That’s why I signed on for two more years last year, and we’ll just wait and see what team we have next year. But I’m here, obviously, to help in any way I can and whatever situation we’re going to be in next year.”
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October 19, 2017 | 3:20 pm EDT Update
Now Ingram starts the season with heavy expectations placed on Ingram’s broad shoulders. But the 20-year-old is embracing all the challenges. “Twenty points is five points a quarter,” Ingram said. “When you believe in yourself as much as I do, I think it is very possible [to meet Johnson’s expectations]. For me this preseason, I got a chance to reflect and try to figure out how I can do that.” The first step for Ingram is reminding the critics who might have forgotten about him why the Lakers took him after Ben Simmons in the 2016 draft. “For sure,” Ingram says when asked if he thinks some have forgotten what he can do. “I don’t like to look at things [said] outside of the team, but you can say that. “And I gave them reasons to [forget].”
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October 19, 2017 | 2:55 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: The likelihood is that the [Boston Celtics] will apply for the disabled player exception, which will be worth up to $8.4 million. The league will have to determine whether Gordon Hayward’s injury will keep him out until June 15–the target date–for it to be granted. I think it’s good to have, I just don’t see how many good options are out there. The rule is, you’re trading for or signing players on a one-year contract. If you look at the [small forwards] under contract, there’s not many great ones out there that can have an immediate impact right now.
Storyline: Gordon Hayward Injury