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Per Pop, Tim Duncan will rest tonight vs. Kings.
Malcolm Brown on Texas still lacking a 100-yard rushing game: "Tyrone's been beating the running backs. We need to catch up."
Columbus got lucky with this matchup: LeBron vs. Rose. This is one preseason game a lot of people would pay to see. Energy in the building.
Victor Oladipo, with a brace on his knee, is participating so far. Channing Frye (knee) is not participating.
One more point - Lakers also lost a true visionary in Dr. Buss - turn of the Lakers has to be linked to that on some level
Quandre Diggs on Charlie Strong's reaction to UT's defensive effort: "He was mad. We were all mad. We didn't play well."
Will watch Knick defense closely tonite. 1st time all preseason theyve faced a starting PG, & Knight torched NY for career-high 36 last year
It turned out Hairston's first agent, Juan Morrow, wasn't players union-certified.
John Harris, going Sweet Brown on Texas' mentality: "Nobody wants to get relaxed and comfortable. We don't have time for that."
The Warriors signed rookie Sean Kilpatrick on Monday in hopes of assigning him to their NBA Development League team in Santa Cruz.
It's always fun speaking with the future generation at the Texas BPA Career Day. http://t.co/qvrGUchnir
Amar'e said he feels like he did when he was 19 - enthusiastic, a joy for the game.
Of the 14 players drafted before Kawhi Leonard in the 2011 NBA Draft, six are on different teams.
Great conversation with my dad. He has a sixth sense for knowing when I need a bit of direction. I hope I'm able to do the same for my son
I actually like Ellis - like a lot of what the Mavs have done - like Dirk - just making a point
Ramon Sessions? We're talking about Ramon Sessions. Ramon Sessions. Not a Melo, not a LeBron. Ramon Sessions.
Dirk has a great reputation, deservedly so - did none of the top stars want to play with him last few years - why best get was Monta?
P.J. Hairston said he's considering changing agents. He said among those he's considering: Former UNC-Greensboro player Rodney Blackstock.
Can almost write the same article on the Mavs and Dirk if you want - would have same shaky foundation
Warriors are delivering my media packet to San Jose. Some NBA teams' PR staffs wouldn't even pick one up and hand it to me off a table.
Amar'e said he feels 19 again.
Fisher on using Amare at 5: "It's something we've been thinking about. He's still physically imposing even though he's not 7 feet tall."
Amar'e on playing defense at C vs. PF: "Either way you've got to lock down. My goal this year is to become a better defensive player."
Bucks down to 9 players if Dudley does not play. Knicks lineup: Amare at 5 spot, Melo, Calderon, Shumpert, Acy. Dalembert already a sub.
The Warriors signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick, a former Cincinnati star, thus pushing their roster to 20 players.
Jason Kidd said Henson is at center, Giannis to start at 3. Dudley has sore toe but will be available. Pachulia said he will practice Tues.
When something is multiple things - not sure it's accurate to say it's one thing
I do know that Dwight Howard bristled at the Lakers coming out early saying D'Antoni would be back - taking a hard stance there
Thibodeau on LBJ: "He made a bold decision to leave. He made a bold decision to come back. I have great respect for him as a competitor."
I wish it had been spontaneous, but if anyone is going to practice a record-breaking celebration it’s Peyton Manning.
Also - worth noting the new collective bargaining agreement changed how the Lakers can operate - some difficulty adapting
Thibs on Irving: "Kyrie, he's a young guy that's gotten better and better. He's a star. He's a superstar."
How about the Lakers just suspend operations like Chivas USA until they're actually good again so we can talk about something else
I'm not pointing the finger at Stern - I'm just saying - can that be omitted as part of the story of the Lakers turn for the worse?
David Stern derailed the Lakers makes a lot more sense in how the CP3 veto came about - can that be left out of argument of what happened?
Like I said - I'm not defending or even addressing Kobe as a person/player/problem -just talking flawed business side of what was written
Wittman said he expects Wall will practice tomorrow.
FWIW, Pierce is listed on injury report (bruised right knee), but Wall isn’t. Wittman said Wall was dealing with some tendonitis in his knee
Maybe 800 people inside Amway Center, with 10 minutes until the Magic begin their open practice.
Thibs said it would be unfair to judge LeBron at this point in his career, but added: "He's right up there with the all-time best."
Last I had heard from Sessions is that when he opted out, he was surprised the Lakers didn't call him
Hornets have committed 140 fouls in first six exhibitions, compared to 129 by opponents.
Clifford noted that avoiding needless fouls and getting back on "D" doesn't require skill, just better judgment and effort.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford said defense would be fixed with fewer needless fouls and getting back in transition.
KG won't travel to BOS for Wed game w/ stomach flu. How sick is he, Lionel Hollins? "I don’t want to get into his personal bathroom habits."
Anyone think Oregon State can win at Stanford? Cardinal vulnerable but OSU has a shortage of playmakers on offense.
Mbah a Moute, Noel, Roberts, Grant and the usuals (MCW, Grant) all out tonight for Sixers.
Thibodeau said he would see how game is going but plan is for Rose, Noah to log similar minutes to last night. 24-28 minute range.
It's why Kyrie Irving went back to the Cavs within what - 3 minutes after midnight (pre-LBJ/Love)
Royce Freeman is a witch... Huskies fans disappeared. Poof! Just gone.
If Paul George was on the current woeful Sixers and offered a max/Rose-potential extension - he'd sign up and say thank you - it's business
Kenny Albert will do game tonight for MSG Network. He'll be Breen's backup mostly.
No player or individual is above cricitism - just saying, some loose threads tied together - specifically ignoring history of Rose rule
Kidd says Jabari Parker reminds him of Grant Hill.
If anyone in the SF area wants to hear some Lorde tunes, let me know. It’s 2014 and radio is the only way to hear “Royals” I’m sure.
Kidd, on the biggest challenge as a first-year coach: "Injuries." Says there's no way to prevent them
The Ben Gordon/Vlad Rad - didn't take extension - isn't comparable to George, Irving, Griffin, etc. - all in reach or have reached Rose rule
In other words - to say Paul George did not pick any other team for any other reason - not relevant - every single player ever has taken $
Any player who has been in reach of Rose rookie extension has taken it - Paul George inclusive - no other reason needed to say why he stayed
How could Paul George have gone to the Lakers even if he wanted to, without signing the qualifying offer? What am I missing?
Fisher said he hopes to have his starting five/rotation set in Friday's game.
You know Noah is enjoying looking up at Ohio State's 2007 runner up banner in the NCAA Tournament.
Well-connected analytics guru told me Lakers are only NBA team acting like they don't know his company exists. Time to move out of 1985.
"You'll find, a lot of times, that I have no clue what I’m doing." — funnyman Lionel Hollins, today.
Disappointing sidenote: despite being born in Germany, raised in Milwaukee, and starting a site called "Brew Hoop," I drink basically 0 beer
Fisher said he hopes to have his regular season starting five/rotation set for Friday's game. So tonight's lineup def. isn't set in stone.
Chilly and damp in San Francisco. Shocker.
Fisher said he hasn't seem Thanasis Antetokuonmpo since the summer. Knicks will play Thanasis's brother, Giannis, tonight
Asked Fisher what gives him confidence in Amare defensively at the 5. Fisher said his defensive system should provide STAT w enough help
Fisher asked about Amare's defense at center: "It's not just his job to protect the rim. It's not just his job to save the day."
“I don’t want to get into his personal bathroom habits." — Lionel Hollins, declining to answer a question about how sick Kevin Garnett is.
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Fisher said Kidd's immediate jump from player to coach "groundbreaking" & influenced his own thinking. Said Kidd's jersey wasnt even dry yet
Derek Fisher said Jason Kidd's move from player straight to head coach was "groundbreaking" and made him and other players take notice
Butler, who had splint on thumb, said he's optimistic about injury. Will undergo MRI tomorrow in Chicago as precaution. May sit this week.
Fisher called it "groundbreaking" when Kidd went right from playing to coaching.
Fisher says Bargnani has been progressing but has also experienced discomfort in his hamstring during workouts over the past few days.
Fisher said Bargnani was still feeling some discomfort in his hamstring.
If a player on a regular contract (non-g) like Price/Ellington were cut while hurt - they'd get their full season $- Appling summer contract
Because Keith Appling is a summer contract - he'll get just $6k for being cut while injured (shoulder sublexaton) - not entire contract
Ironically Jackson called Sammy a starter last week. Stoudemire started at 5 to open second half two games ago
No Bargnani or Outlaw tonight
The Lakers have now announced - what I previously reported - Appling and Tyler waived
Amare will start at center tonight.
Fisher will start Calderon, Shumpert, Anthony, Acy and Amar'e tonight.
Change in starting lineup is Stoudemire at five. Acy at 4.
Hollins says he just wants to see a different look with Kirilenko starting in place of Teletovic. Both will play.
Knicks starting Stoudemire at the center tonight. Fisher says it's something he's wanted to try.
Fisher says Calderon, Shumpert, Melo, Acy and Stoudemire will start tonight vs Bucks.
Hollins doesn't have a plan in mind going into the game in terms of minutes.
Andrei Kirilenko will start in place of Mirza Teletovic tonight.
Butler is wearing a splint on his thumb.
Lakers announce they have waived Keith Appling and Jeremy Tyler
Lakers waived guard Keith Appling and center Jeremy Tyler on Monday.
Hinrich starts for Butler.
Lakers have waived Jeremy Tyler and Keith Appling
Teal shorts are pre-game gear. Not tonight's uniforms.
Tom Thibodeau says Jimmy Butler (wrist) is day to day. Won't play tonight vs Cavaliers in Columbus. Both teams playing most regulars.
Thibs says Butler is out tonight. He will have an MRI tomorrow. Hinrich will start for Butler.
Amir Johnson’s issue with 44-minute games: "If I would have lost, I'd probably be complaining like, ‘Yeah, what about those extra minutes?’"
No Gerald Henderson (hamstring), Marvin Williams (elbow) or Al Jefferson (rest) tonight.
Just a week left in preseason - can't wait for my friend Berman's story on possibility of Jeremy Tyler starting at power forward for Knicks.
Based on the shorts, it appears Hornets are wearing teal tonight. And there is no TV to my knowledge.
If you shower, and hold your personal cellphone conversation to yourself… you’re not really a “bus” person.
Here's the thing about Fesenko: Spent four years with the Jazz and ex-assistant Phil Johnson. Should have gotten better but didn't.
Carrie Brownstein is+always will be "former (current?) Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein," not "Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein."
Overheard in the press room, "What time is Woodson?" (That might have been me.)
ESPN justifies hack job on Kobe by saying he turned down interview through Lakers spokesman. Really? Leave L.A. reporters to now ask him.
Butler is day-to-day with that sprained thumb. Doesn't need surgery.
Dave Righetti on when he knows Bumgarner is deadly serious: "You can see him grunting in certain games--the Dodger game for instance."
I still like Cavs out of the East. And that's even presuming that D-Rose will be durable.
Dolphins continue to look at ex-UM receivers.Had T. Streeter on p-squad to start season before being cut. Today signed LaRon Byrd to p squad
For the quarter, Apple said it sold 39.3 million iPhones <--- so it wasn't just me. By the way me and 6 Plus are very happy together.
LeBron is both the best basketball player on earth and one of the smartest people out there at now understanding his brand and managing it.
Not sure which is more impressive about LeBron's time in Miami: How he learned to win championships, or how to win the optics game.
Lincecum on their friendship now: "Feel like we're both kind of opening up towards each other in a fashion that kind of creates a likeness."
Lincecum joked of meeting Bumgarner 2010: "I just remember him being pretty big and I try to kind of stay away from bigger guys...
Wolves should have kept Fesenko on the roster just to have him teach his media-relations skills to the young guys. Funny guy, great quote
Team hasn't announed yet - but I've heard the Lakers have waived both Jeremy Tyler and Keith Appling
Didn't know this, but just found out: Lincecum and Bumgarner have gotten much closer this season...
Wolves announce they have waived Kyrylo Fesenko to get preseason roster down to 17. Guard Brady Heslip remains on it for now
If Kobe called ESPN "idiots" again last night, I wonder what new adjectives he will have for them moving forward
Interesting that OKC is voting no. I mean, they were built on a similar strategy, but people usually vote based on what helps them in future
I rarely post these kinds of messages that often clutter the likes of Twitter/Facebook. But I dig this one http://t.co/NvaA7azc6P
The Timberwolves have waived center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves' roster now stands at 17 players.
Lottery reform vote at NBA Board of Governors Wednesday. 23 of 30 votes to pass. Philly/OKC will vote "No" but support short on stopping it.
Just over 2 hrs until tipoff here in Columbus http://t.co/H9PBlziX7Q
Clippers are staying at same San Francisco hotel where they were when the Donald Sterling tapes became public. It isn't Motel 6.
Rockets practice ended about 35 minutes ago. Almost everyone long gone. TJones, D-Mo still going hard through drills. Been like that a lot.
Chris Douglas-Roberts was going to give his sprained left ankle a go in practice and if he came out OK play Tuesday versus Warriors.
McGee on whether whole injury saga took much longer than he thought: "Defintely. I thought it was going to be 6-8 weeks, not 6-8 months."
Tim Lincecum threw a 50-pitch bullpen session yesterday at Kauffman and said he felt good. Just wants to get in a game.
Bruce Bochy says the Giants' roster almost certainly will remain unchanged for the World Series. Official list due tomorrow AM.
Washington starting Colt McCoy vs. the Cowboys next Monday. Jerry Jones is either living right or made a preseason deal with you-know-who.
Bosh on Tyler Johnson: "Huge potential. The more he plays, the better he's going to get."
Shout out to Tony Kornheiser for dropping a Public Enemy, Elvis-was--a-hero-to-most reference on his radio show this morning
Besides Webb on Baltimore, can you think of any athletes or celebs whose first or last name rhymes with Demaryius?
Blazers coach Terry Stotts said that he expects to extend the starters "a little bit" tomorrow in Denver.
Bosh on camp invitee Tyler Johnson: "Jumping all the time, trying to dunk everything."
Danilo Gallinari did not practice today due to a cold. He was checked out by team doctors and sent home. His status for tomorrow is TBD
Kobe's going to score 82 points when the Lakers play ESPN this year.