HoopsHype Mark Madsen rumors

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The game went into one overtime, then another. It seemed as if it might never end. Or that Madsen might never stop shooting. He hoisted his first three-point attempt early in the first overtime. It missed, but he didn't stop there. He took another in the first overtime and five more in the second, with two of the shots coming in try-try-again fashion after a teammate rebounded his miss and fed him the ball for another shot. None of them went in. Madsen finished 0 for 7 from behind the arc (one for 15 overall) during the Timberwolves' 102-92 loss. Not surprisingly, he doesn't recall the experience fondly. "Imagine being out there, catching the ball at the three-point line and the whole arena is yelling, 'Shoot,'" Madsen said this week. "It doesn't make me feel good. So in my mind, I'm like, you know what, I've worked hard on my game. I'm going to go out there and knock these down." Los Angeles Times

He hoisted his first three-point attempt early in the first overtime. It missed, but he didn't stop there. He took another in the first overtime and five more in the second, with two of the shots coming in try-try-again fashion after a teammate rebounded his miss and fed him the ball for another shot. None of them went in. Madsen finished 0 for 7 from behind the arc (one for 15 overall) during the Timberwolves' 102-92 loss. Not surprisingly, he doesn't recall the experience fondly. "Imagine being out there, catching the ball at the three-point line and the whole arena is yelling, 'Shoot,'" Madsen said this week. "It doesn't make me feel good. So in my mind, I'm like, you know what, I've worked hard on my game. I'm going to go out there and knock these down." Los Angeles Times

"There was a role that I felt I could have played and I had a number of DNPs that year," Madsen said. "I was frustrated with that. I wanted to go out there and show people some of the things I could do, some of the things I had been working on." Los Angeles Times

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Mark Madsen: The NBA is a league of specialists and I think Elias could have a number of them. There's no question in my mind that he can be a defensive stopper. He's already proven the ability to get out in transition and finish on the break. He can also play the half court game and wear someone down with his size and strength. And as he continues to hone that three-point shot, that can be really big for him. MT: And the bottom line – does he belong in the NBA? Madsen: There's no doubt in my mind that Elias can play in the NBA. Training camp is where everyone has to prove themselves. Any player coming in has to, but there's no doubt that Elias has NBA talent. NBA.com

July 29, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis as assistant coaches, it was announced today by Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. The pair will join Lakers assistant coach Dan D’Antoni, who returns from last season, in addition to Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis, who were hired earlier as player development coaches. NBA.com

July 24, 2013 Updates

Madsen will travel with the Lakers throughout the season, working with fellow player development coach Larry Lewis under the guidance of D'Antoni. He'll be available to work with players "at any time -- day or night." "Whether it's helping guys understand Mike D'Antoni's system ... being there for the players when they want to work during the summertime," continued Madsen. "We'll really focus on helping them to keep their skills honed, keep their skills sharp." Los Angeles Times

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Madsen is somewhat of a celebrity, and not just in the Los Angeles area. He was well-known across the league by players, coaches, and fans during his playing career and even after. Recently on the Jim Rome Show, Madsen issued out an invitation to Rome and his crew to a D-Fenders game, in which Rome gladly accepted. As a prominent figure now in the NBA D-League, Madsen admittedly looks forward to bringing any sort of added awareness to the NBADL. "The D-League is a phenomenal league. I feel proud to represent the D-League." Madsen concluded. Ridiculous Upside

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