Training camp Rumors
After Kerr urged Young to be himself on the first day of training camp, Young relaxed and let his 3-pointers fly. “Like Kobe, it’s a totally different set of stars,” Young said. “Kobe, you had to say, ‘What’s up?’ to him and talk to him. He was very standoffish. But these guys, once I came in, were already all jelling. It was kind of like family.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed DeAndre Liggins. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Liggins, who was originally signed by the HEAT to two 10-day contracts in 2014, spent two seasons with Miami’s NBA G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, helping them capture the 2016 Championship after appearing in 34 games (33 starts) and averaging 13.0 points, 7.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 2.06 steals and 38.4 minutes while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 43.4 percent from three-point range and 71.1 percent from the foul line.
One open spot remains on the Portland Trail Blazers’ roster, and Kentucky point guard Isaiah Briscoe hopes to earn it. The 21-year-old worked out for the team back in June before receiving a training camp invite last month, and now spends each day pushing himself to keep pace with Portland’s dynamic leader Damian Lillard.
Jackson was a full participant for the first time this training camp in a full-contact scrimmage. Coach Stan Van Gundy decided to switch things up and scrimmage during the morning session and leave the instruction to the evening session. The sessions were reversed earlier this week. The 4-on-4, full-court action left Jackson in a playful mood with reporters afterward. “The pain I could tolerate,” Jackson said. “It was just the lack of explosion and the feeling you’re letting your teammates down out here — especially with the goals we had set last year.”