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Full court run into layup drill
B. Scott has drill where team has to make 80 layups in 2 min. Assistants hand off ball at elbows on both ends of court, while players sprint
Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson are having a 3-point shootout after practice. Neither have missed many. Huge improvement by both.
Fisher: "Our penetration won't come off of pick and roll as it does 98 percent of the league but it will come off of interior passes."
Coach Byron Scott in the huddle after an intense practice: "Keep pushing each other."
Just FYI: Wolves will finish Mankato camp Sunday with a scrimmage, but it will be closed and not open to the public
Kobe last-second shot from the left elbow a little long with Ronnie Price on him. Scrimmage over.
Oops, Alex Smith's total 49ers OC count is actually 7. I accidentally counted Jimmy Raye twice.
Can't hear what they're saying, but Nick Young keeps bantering to Kobe, who isn't paying much attention to him
Bruno Heller's new show, Gotham, might end up being fantastic. Really good so far.
Jared Sullinger on Jeff Green: "Defensively, these past couple of days, he’s just been stepping it up.”
Nice sequence in Lakers scrimmage: Kobe underhands to cutting Nash, who finds Jeremy Tyler at the rim. Tyler fouled. Kobe thrilled.
Kobe just got caught on a screen - I think Price - giving Young an open 3 but Swaggy was off line
Team Nash/Kobe holding a 18-9 lead; Bryant's controlling his matchup with Young and letting Swaggy know about it.
Kobe nice up-and-under move, found Nash cutting baseline, who passed it to a cutting Jeremy Tyler, who was fouled.
I'm not making any conclusions by citing that OC count. Just startling to see how two 49ers QBs could have such different environments.
Price Brown Young Randle Davis on floor for 2nd team
In short: practice looks more competitive today from what we saw yesterday.
Nick Young tried driving past Kobe and made some contact. Kobe calling for a push. But foul called against Kobe & Young awarded 2 FT's
Back to the RoLo-T-Rob moment. It looked like RoLo thought T-Rob was in the key for too long before getting his shot up.
Nash hits an 18-footer from the left side. Kobe found him from the left elbow.
Now Boozer and Tyler in as bigs for starter group - Nash just hit a jumper
"Man, I really wish a bunch of national guys would live tweet the Lakers practice," an asshole.
Penberthy says it will take time to help Rubio and other Wolves with their shooting. Will be a gradual process.
Randle pass intercepted in the lane by Kobe, who drove down court and dropped the ball off to Ellington for an easy layup.
Kobe steal - dish to Ellington for layup in transition - starter unit suddenly up 15-8
Ellington and Sacre rotated in with the starting group, Ellington just finishing two layups set up by Kobe.
This is considered Kaepernick's age 27 because his birthday is in November. By Smith's age 27 season (2011) he'd had 8 OCs.
Kobe is matched up with Nick Young now on defense. Waiting for some fireworks
Starters unit going big with Sacre and Hill with Kobe at 3 - Ellington at 2 - Ellington just drove the middle for score
Expletive from Randle who is upset he missed on a lefty drive - starters up 9-8 though plenty of player subs throughout
I believe RoLo just told Thomas Robinson after T-Rob gets an and-1: "You know what happened last year when you got in my face." Intensity.
Randle just missed a running layup. He's not happy with himself. Clapped his hands in frustration.
Kaepernick is 26 and has had 1 OC (Greg Roman) his entire NFL career. By his age 26 season (in 2010), Alex Smith was on his 5th OC.
Kobe still has the pump fake in his repertoire. Tried it twice from the left side against Clarkson, shot hit back of the rim.
Much better D this time from Clarkson on Kobe - doesn't bite on the pump fake - forcing Kobe to a difficult miss
White team: Lillard, CJ, Kaman, ThomRob, Claver vs Aldridge, RoLo, Darius Morris, Dorell Wright and Batum.
The weather in San Francisco feels about 110 (it’s 83) … still, we should all be at a beach party.
Randle just recognized low shot clock - drove and kicked to Young who got fouled for 3 ft
Hakeem is in the gym working with Rockets' bigs today.
Another J for Kobe. Wesley attacks the basket and draws an And 1
Kobe Bryant has nailed two turnaround jumpers already. Looks like his old self from perimeter.
Looks like Florida finally got one right ...
Kobe just scored on a post up over Clarkson - then Wes gets an and 1 in transition
Kobe nice turnaround from the left baseline over Clarkson. Lakers scouts liking it.
Kobe just hit a jumper from the free-throw line. I guess that means I am now live-tweeting a scrimmage. We're talking about a scrimmage.
Right now scrimmaging Nash Kobe Wes Boozer Hill vs. Lin Clarkson Young Randle Davis
Steve Nash moving pretty well thus far in scrimmage. When he's on sideline, keeps legs loose. On court, movement looks natural
Lakers guard Steve Nash moving well in scrimmage.
Kobe had a nice pull-up mid range jumper over Clarkson. Money
Steve Nash gambled for a steal giving Lin an open layup
Carmelo on the feel of camp this year: "The energy is different. The culture is a lot different now. The vibes around here is different."
Ryan Kelly sitting out - heard hamstring related - Xavier Henry out - back spasms and still pushing back from the knee surgery
Former Laker AC Green at Lakers practice
Nash/Kobe/Johnson/Boozer/Hill are current 1's on practice Day 2, but expect Lin to play more minutes than Nash regardless in games.
Byron Scott had determined earlier this month he would favor these guys to start (Kobe, Nash, Wes, Boozer, Hill). Hasn't changed yet
Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash at scrimmage with Lakers http://t.co/28bJ5OvcO0
Gooden reminded us he was drafted as a small forward so not the craziest idea. He was 7-for-17 from 3 last season. He shot 55 3s in 11-12.
Jim Buss is here, with rest of Lakers executives, watching scrimmage.
Hakeem Olajuwon back at Rockets practice, working with Dwight, McHale.
Nick Young just blocked a shot but Jeremy Tyler dunked the loose ball
If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mine would be Kanye's "Hey Mama."
Kobe just dropped a turnaround J from the elbow. He and Nash are both moving very well on both ends of the court.
Kobe just dropped in a shot over Ellington - faked him out pretty badly
First Kobe hoop media sees: A signature turnaround J from elbow.
I heard a poet say we shouldn't have to say "Black lives matter" like it's an argument. Today's Jordan Davis verdict reminded me of that.
Nash to Kobe to Boozer but Ed Davis swats Boozer out of bounds
Make that Nash. MASH was last year.
Today's Word of the Day at practice from Flip for his players: Confidence. That follows Tuesday's word, teamwork.
Humphries was asked about the 3-point contests & said he probably won’t be adding 3s to his game. He’s 2-for-19 from 3 in his 10-yr career.
AC Green is watching the Lakers scrimmage. Team sure could use his good luck in staying healthy
Not exactly Pulitzer-worthy… But here are Kobe and Mash sharing the floor in El Segundo. http://t.co/H3JYtJKzKT
Nick Young just hit a basket and foul over Wes Johnson hnson
Gooden and Humphries have had 3-point competitions to end the 1st 2 practice days. They shoot 50 3s around the arc Gooden said he’s winning
Xavier Henry also still out w/ back spasms. The injuries already here
With Ryan Kelly's moderate left hamstring strain, Lakers will likely have a better idea tomorrow how serious his injury is
Jared Sullinger meets with the media before the team's second practice of the day. http://t.co/DyF1MIruTI
Lakers have three referees for the scrimmage
Looks like Jabari Brown and Clarkson subbing in for each other on 2nd team
Lakers' second unit today: Nick Young, Clarkson, Randle, Sacre and Lin.
Quick change: Julius Randle is actually working with the second team right now, and Ed Davis with Wayne Ellington on the 3rd team.
Lakers scrimmaging with group of Nash Kobe Wes Boozer Hill - then Lin Clarkson Young Randle Sacre - and Price Ellington Smith Davis Tyler
Lakers open up practice. They are scrimmaging with Kobe & Nash
Scrimmage to end practice is: (Purple) Nash, Kobe, Johnson, Boozer and Hill; (White) Lin, Clarkson, Young, Davis and Sacre.
Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, in line to get up some shots prior to their second practice today. http://t.co/xL7VSymYFu
Possible Lakers starting five? Kobe scrimmaging with Boozer, Nash, Hill and Wesley Johnson.
Kobe’s group in scrimmage: Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill and Nash
Lakers scrimmage includes team with Kobe, Nash, boozer, Hill & Wes Johnson.
Scott said yesterday Nash and Bryant would likely not play full practice today, but they’re still out there
Ryan Kelly will be out indefinitely with a moderate strain in his left hamstring
Injury update from practice today: Ryan Kelly suffered a moderate left hamstring strain and is out indefinitely.
Jeff Green on why he's mentoring James Young: "He's a talented young kid... The faster he learns the better he'll be."
Vasquez: “This is no bulls---. This is the truth. We like playing with each other."
Shumpert just roasted me got asking so many questions about switching on defense. "You ask more questions about switches than anybody, man."
Jerry West on the Lakers' chances: "I like blue better than I do purple this year."
Jerry West just spent most of a 6-min interview raving Shaun Livingston. He ended saying he likes GSW blue to do better than Lakers purple.
Jerry West has attended every practice so far, with the third session being this morning.
Stevens called Marcus Smart "potentially a game-changer" defensively.
I love training camp.
Mason Plumlee had reservations about Shmoney Dancing in Spain. But one must be a team player.
Lakers practice running long . . . still haven't let media in
Jerry West said the Warriors have the best backcourt.
Some serious praise for James Young's basketball IQ from Brad Stevens today.
Big news: Patrick Patterson told me Tyler Hansbrough has been working on his three-point shot.
Stevens says the best bet is to make Kelly Olynyk a big part of Celtics. Really thinks he made strides this summer.
The "Why is Ayn Rand Still a Thing?" segment from the newest "Last Week Tonight" is perfect.
Stevens thinks James Young is naturally a savvy basketball player.
Clearing up my tape recorder. Endless interviews from last season of D'Antoni/players talking about another injury
Stevens said in live play, James Young really clean defensively yesterday.
Stevens says he's been surprised by James Young's defense. Calls Marcus Smart a game-changer on that end.
Lakers were scheduled to practice until 1 in today’s early session. Through the door, it sounds like they’re still going strong.
Vitor Faverani sat out of practice with swelling in his injured knee.
Alec said playing in the open floor benefits his game: "That's what I do"
Brad Stevens: "We've gotten a lot accomplished thus far... We're moving in the right direction but we've still got a long, long way to go."
Klay Thompson was the best player in practice yesterday, Jerry West told Warriors TV.
Burks said everyone is going crazy back in Kansas City...he's a KC native
Alec Burks said he was watching the Kansas City game last night with his big bro
Hayward said he anticipates his team running off everything. makes, misses...all of it
Hayward said last year has made him a better player. Hopefully, he said, teams can't just key on him this season
Hayward entered camp at 230....now hovering around 225
Snyder said he wants Hayward to be aggressive and efficient...those are the two biggest things
Snyder also said Gordon Hayward's been solid during practice this week
Fish says 2day also mostly defense. Ended practice w/ defense bc that's how they want 2 finish games w/ stop http://t.co/39furAjjFr
One of the things Snyder likes about Jeremy Evans: He can be dynamic as the roll man in pick and roll
Snyder said Enes Kanter had his best practice of the week this morning
Fisher wants to finish each practice w defensive drill. Cites fact that NYK lost 15 gms by 5 pts or less & says tm needs stops to finish gms
Snyder said the biggest thing he's asked of his players is to be unselfish
Snyder didn't want to point guys out, but he did mention that Favors and Hayward have looked good and said Enes had a strong practice today.
The Logo, Jerry West, is holding court on Warriors Live outside while the team practices inside. http://t.co/C0Hj0BtlKL
Once again, an emphasis on today's Jazz practice was transition defense
Quin Snyder: Every practice hopefully looks a little like the last. We want to sustain the level of each practice
The Warriors are going with only one practice Wednesday, the second day of training camp. We'll ask Kerr if he'll hold that 2-a-day later.
baby steps: The Jazz threw in a few out of bounds sets and inbounds plays in practice this morning
Fisher closes practice today with individual defensive drills. Players animated and loud at the end.
Wade-"It's good that Clev. & Chicago have the opportunity to see more bright lights in their eyes.We just put our hard hats on & get better"
Willis Reed who spoke to media a few minutes ago (didn't think Phil was coming BTW) watching practice near Phil on sidelines
Less attention on Heat this year. Wade: "It's more relaxed. We can actually make some mistakes."
Scene from training camp: Carmelo Anthony defending Kurt Rambis at the top of the key.
Fisher, Cleamons and Rambis all teaching as they go over the Triangle
Chris Andersen says he hasn't gotten a tattoo in a couple years. "I need to go get some, though."
Knicks are going over offense now
Chris Andersen (36) believes he has at least 3 seasons left.
Willis Reed: The one thing I believe is that if anybody can change the fate of the New York Knicks I think Phil will do it.
Chris Andersen: “I was told a long time ago that even though I’m called Birdman, I can’t jump forever."
Sergey Karasev said he had a blister on his foot, and wanted to give it a day off. Said he'll practice tomorrow before Nets are off Friday.
"I think the unity is going to be better, defense is going to be better, & they're going to play as a good unit on offense" -- Willis Reed
Thank Ray Allen for Chris Andersen putting up 300-500 jumpers/day. "Watching how he prepared & performed inspired me to get up extra shots."
Found this old box score at the Kings practice facility today... http://t.co/1uP7BuSynn
C. Andersen's expanded game-"Everyone knows I can roll to the basket & finish, but to step out & shoot a 15', lot of people don’t expect it"
Chris Andersen's decision to stay in Miami never hinged on LeBron. "I knew before free agency even started," he said.
Vince Carter was a limited participant as he rehabs from right ankle bone spur procedure performed in May. Normal healing process.
The Raptors' first practice in Vancouver won't end. Who should I rip?
Quin: "The biggest thing I’ve asked them is to be unselfish, to have obvious unselfishness, have it resonate when people watch us practice."
Jazz coach Quin Snyder has liked the way his team has come out in the first three practices. "We’re working hard. That’s the biggest trend."
We just talked to Willis Reed here, who I am happy to report seems like he is in good health again.
Willis Reed believes Knicks might be best off using their cap space next summer on a big man.
Someone asked Jeter: beef or chicken? He answered that's a loaded question: are we talking steak or chicken parm or what?
Willis Reed is thrilled with Phil Jackson running the Knicks. Willis is with the Knicks today at West Point http://t.co/ntwqZyfNKI
Alec Burks on Jazz 'O': "I feel like Quin plays my style. He wants to play with pace, open space. I do that for a lving. I love to do that."