Training camp Rumors
The Grizzlies will have a full training camp to incorporate Green into their system, with the franchise’s full attention turning to the re-signing of first-team All-NBA center Marc Gasol in July free agency. Gasol is expected to stay with the Grizzlies, but no final decision has been made, league sources told Yahoo Sports.: 3 more rumors
For the third straight year, the Hawks will open training camp on the campus of the University of Georgia. The Hawks will hold media day in advance of the 2015-16 NBA season on Sept. 28. They will be at Georgia for the next three days from Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
Malone expects changes to the roster this summer. “The roster we have today is probably not the roster we have in training camp,” he said. Malone said when he meets with his players he wants to find out how committed they are to winning. “My question to all these guys is how serious are you about winning? Do you hate to lose? If we have that, the sky’s the limit.”
The 76ers announced Thursday that they will play a preseason game vs. the Nets on October 10 in Albany, NY, at the Times Union Center. The full preseason schedule won’t be announced until the end of July. The preseason usually begins a week after camp opens, meaning the Philly game would be likely be the second game of a six or eight game schedule. Tickets as low as $22 are available this Saturday, May 30th at the Times Union Center box office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, select Walmart music centers or online at timesunion.com. For more information, please visit timesunioncenter-albany.com.
We’re still weeks away from the meat of the offseason, but agent Daniel Hazan says that teams are already expressing interest in bringing Famous to training camp. Famous’ last training camp experience is one that he’d probably like to forget. The Grizzlies were gung-ho about him in 2012, a year in which he played in the summer league for both the Pacers and the Bucks, but things were put on hold when Famous separated his left shoulder while dunking. Three years later, Jarrid Famous is 100% healthy and he says he’s more ready than ever for the stiff competition he’d face in an NBA team’s camp.
“I feel I belong in the NBA. I could have done the international thing all over again this year but I chose instead to stay here and train and do the things I need to improve in advance of training camp. Going overseas, I felt like I didn’t have the right people there pushing me. In years past, I would just go overseas and then jump right into camp or summer league. Now, I’m here, I’m preparing for camp at home and I already know that I’m going to be very well prepared for it all,” the Hazan Sports Management client explained (Jarrid Famous).