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August 5, 2015 | 6:34 am EDT Update
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Kenneth Faried hears all the noise, but he didn’t need to. He already knew what he had to work on this summer. “My defense, I’ve focused on that,” Faried said in a phone interview from Johannesburg, where he played in NBA Africa Game 2015 on Saturday. “I’ve been watching film on guys that I consider my toughest matchups, and I’ve been able to dissect them so that when the season comes around I’m able to guard those players — and become the player I want to be, and that’s hopefully defensive player of the year one day and first-team all-defense.”
via Denver Post
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Jazz teammate and fellow Boomer Joe Ingles spoke to Exum soon after he suffered the injury from Sydney. “He was obviously pretty down,” said Ingles, who is sitting out the Boomers’ qualifying campaign to recover from a tough first NBA season. “It didn’t look great but obviously you hope for the best and hope it’s not (a torn ACL). “Me and Dante are really good mates, roommates, and obviously playing in Utah this year, it was another step of our friendship.
via TVNZ
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August 4, 2015 | 9:12 pm EDT Update
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August 4, 2015 | 6:46 pm EDT Update
Nike is unsure if it’s gonna just do it with James Harden — TMZ Sports has learned the Swoosh isn’t jumping to top his $200 million Adidas offer. We spoke with some Nike honchos who told us they held a war room style gathering in the wake of Adidas trying to nab last year’s MVP runner-up, and former Nike client. We’re told they were unable to reach any consensus about a counter offer amount, or if they even want to make a counter.
via TMZ.com
August 4, 2015 | 5:58 pm EDT Update
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