“We see every single day what goes on, what a guy like Draymond brings to the table for us, how he makes us better, how KD (Durant) does that for us, what Klay (Thompson) does for us, all the way down the list. And we appreciate everybody’s role. We appreciate what our common goal is. When we get back in the locker room, and practice, and when we’re by ourselves, the mood is pretty solid, something that I’m pretty confident will allow us to have maturity when it comes to the noise around us and how we handle it and not letting that affect how we play on the court and how we see each other and let that get in the way. I’m going to do my part in trying to lead that charge, and make sure it’s all about basketball.”
While Stephen Curry scares defenses 25 feet from the hoop, one of the league’s best centers, the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, recently talked about whether his position would soon be extinct. More and more, players who can do little more than shoot have teams pining for their talent. Last season, teams averaged 24.1 three-point attempts a game, compared with 2.8 when the line debuted in the 1979-80 season. “With the way the game is trending, every team needs a three-point threat,” Los Angeles Lakers director of player personnel Ryan West told USA TODAY Sports.
Even with his coach vowing to limit his minutes during the regular season, LeBron James thinks he can win a fifth MVP this year and only has to look to the guy that beat him out for the award the past two seasons, Stephen Curry, for evidence. “No,” James said Saturday when asked if he was concerned that planned rest could affect his MVP case. “Because Steph played 31 minutes a game and he won the MVP.”
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