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October 10, 2015 | 10:27 am EDT Update
The young point guard and the sharp-shooting veteran had several conversations throughout the year about working out together this offseason. Schroder wanted to improve his jump shot and who better to seek his tutelage? So this summer, Schroder visited Korver in Santa Barbara, Calif. for nearly two weeks of instruction and additional workouts at renowned performance facility P3. “We just worked on his mechanics to tighten a few things up,” Korver said. “Dennis has great natural talent and ability. His release is really good. We can all get better. We worked on his feet and his legs a little bit, maybe things we don’t always think about.
The Knicks have been quick to point out that Porzingis is probably a couple of years away from being a key contributor. In the meantime, they’re bulking him up to be able to bang with NBA big men. How do you add mass to a Latvian giant? By aiming to load him with close to 5,000 calories a day—more than twice the recommended daily amount for the average person. In the past two and a half months, Porzingis has put on about 11 pounds, bringing up him to 237 at the start of the preseason.
Instead of climbing walls at the Bucks’ practice facility south of Milwaukee, though, Parker just stood against one and outlined his vision with a thousand game stare. “I’m looking long-term,” said the product of Chicago’s Simeon High and Duke University, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 Draft. “I really don’t want to risk coming back and lingering on if I’m not ready. I just want to be as productive as possible. There’s no use in me playing if I can’t contribute the way I want to.”
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Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel “Boobie” Gibson said Friday that he has no problem with what Barnes did because he would have done the same thing. “You don’t want nobody that’s been around you’’ dating your former girlfriend or wife, Gibson told Power 105.1 radio. “You crossing the line’’ by dating them. Asked what he would do if he was in a similar situation, he said, “I’m doing it, too,’’ referring to the attack.
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October 10, 2015 | 6:08 am EDT Update
James discussed his newest Nike shoe – the LeBron 13, due in stores next week – he suggested that when he sees opponents wearing his signature Nike shoe it gives him an advantage. “If you just a guy that’s just like, you actually just go to Foot Locker or somewhere, you just get a pair of ‘Brons and you want to wear ’em on a Tuesday night vs. me — I’ma bust your (butt),” James said. “Straight up.” “It’s disappointing,” Nowitzki said. “Honestly, you’d wish more guys would be doing more, at least more contact or run more. But that’s not the case. Some of these guys have had major, major surgeries. And whatever the doc tells them, you got to take it slow. “Obviously, Parsons and Wes are both guys that want to be here for a lot of years. It would be wrong to push it too much in October and not have them later in the season. You want to take it slow and progress week to week, and whenever they’re ready, they’re ready.”
Former Kansas men’s basketball standout Bill Bridges, 76, passed away on Sept. 25 in Santa Monica, California, after a prolonged battle with cancer. A 6-foot-6 power forward from Hobbs, New Mexico, Bridges earned All-American honors in 1961, when he averaged 16.1 points and 14.1 rebounds per game. That single-season rebound average still ranks third in the KU record book. Bridges earned a berth on the All-Big Eight Conference team after each of his three seasons at Kansas (1959-61).
October 9, 2015 | 7:42 pm EDT Update
Yet, World Peace maintained he preferred taking that path to prove to himself that his diminished statistics stemmed more from sacrificing on NBA teams than any erosion of skills. So much that World Peace said he turned down a chance to sign with the Clippers during the 2014-15 season. “In China, I had to get my game back,” World Peace said. “Doc [Rivers] asked me to come to the Clippers. I told him, ‘I’m going to China first. When I come back, I’ll come to the Clippers.’ I want to get my game back on.”
Klay Thompson issued a retort to Doc Rivers after the Los Angeles Clippers coach commented on the Warriors being lucky they faced neither the Clippers nor San Antonio in the playoffs. “Didn’t they lose to the Rockets? Exactly,” Thompson said, laughing in reference to Houston coming from behind to beat the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals. “That just makes me laugh. That’s funny. Weren’t they up 3-1, too? Yeah, tell them I said that. That’s funny, man. That’s funny.”

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