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April 4, 2015 Updates

The Timberwolves' and Lynx's $25 million practice facility is nearing completion, with the WNBA team set to move in before its training camp in mid-May and the NBA team to follow in June. The space includes about 45,000 square feet dedicated for basketball and basketball operations, which is more than double what the teams currently have within Life Time Fitness in the basement of Target Center. The new space in the former Block E complex across from Target Center totals 107,000 square feet, with 20,000 square feet for the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and the remaining for the teams' front-office operations. St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 2, 2015 Updates

Still, Lakers coach Byron Scott tempers his praise of Clarkson, whose rapid rise has placed him in discussion for a spot on the NBA’s 2014-15 All-Rookie first team. “I still want him to continue to show me something, which he’s doing, but I don’t want to go overboard,” Scott said. “I’m sure he has very high expectations of himself, but, again, I've got to take it step-by-step. “He’s had a great rookie year. Let’s see how the summer goes and training camp goes, and let’s see how the season goes next year. I want to keep everything in perspective when it comes to Jordan Clarkson. Obviously, he’s shown that he can play in this league.” ESPN.com

March 31, 2015 Updates

Coach Terry Stotts said Tuesday that Frazier will play for the Blazers' at the Las Vegas Summer League in July and be invited to participate in training camp next fall for the start of the 2015-16 NBA season. Frazier was scheduled to arrive into Portland Tuesday evening and will be in uniform for the Blazers' Wednesday night home game against the Los Angeles Clippers. "I have not seen him play, but from what I've been told, he's a good point guard, he's a good defender," Stotts said. "He's the kind of guy you would want in your program." Oregonian

Frazier, 24, is not expected to play -- barring an injury, he will be inactive against the Clippers -- but he will practice, giving the Blazers an extra guard during 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 drills and scrimmages. He will be eligible to play in the postseason. "Moving forward, I think it's in the best interest of the franchise," Stotts said. "This is not a playoff move. This is a moving forward move." Oregonian

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Whiteside then got a tryout with the Lakers, but didn't get an invite to training camp. "They picked Wayne Ellington over me," he says. Then came an invite to go to the Grizzlies' camp. He played in five preseason games before getting cut -- again, no surprise, given Memphis's roster, with Marc Gasol an All-Star incumbent at center, Zach Randolph newly extended and Kosta Koufos set as the backup big man. "Chris Wallace (the Grizzlies' GM) told me to just go down and dominate the D-League, and I thought I could, too," Whiteside said. "They had a lot of bigs. Gasol was playing really well. Maybe they didn't need me. I found my own path." NBA.com

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And so Batum went for 35 and 27 points in the final two games of the World Cup to give France the bronze medal, and he noticed his Portland teammates urging him in training camp: Shoot, Nic. Shoot. “I try to do everything on the court, but I know I got to be more aggressive,” Batum told RealGM. “The team needs it. Everybody’s pushing me here. When Tony Parker didn’t play with us this summer, Boris Diaw and I had to step up our games. That was a cool learning experience for me. Here, we’re all young and I would like to be the guy for LaMarcus and Damian. I would like that a lot. But I know I need to be aggressive, and it is coming.” RealGM

November 1, 2014 Updates

Adam Silver: “I’ve learned the hard way, not necessarily to trust my gut and look at the data. I think that’s where analytics came in. When we were kids guys took the entire summer off and training camp was the chance to lose a few pounds that you gained over the summer, and truly get back in shape. I don’t think anyone would suggest today that the fact that guys did virtually nothing during the summer was better health wise. Finding that right balance, even if players don’t participate with their national teams during the summer or aren’t actively playing, they’re working out hard. Sometimes what I’ve heard from some trainers is the repetitiveness of some of the things they’re doing on their own instead of playing games isn’t necessarily good for their tendons or muscle. We need more science here, that’s something the league is taking more seriously." Basketball Insiders

October 27, 2014 Updates

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