The Warriors wanted respect in 2015. They wanted to sho…

The Warriors wanted respect in 2015. They wanted to show the world they weren’t lucky in 2016. They wanted to hush those 3-1 blown-lead joke tellers in 2017. But what will they rely on in 2017-18, when there is nothing left to prove? “I think it’s a misnomer that you need a reason to go out and win, or you need a reason to go out and compete,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers told The Vertical. “Some people say, ‘What is your motivation?’ Sometimes, it’s just as simple as, ‘I don’t like to lose.’ That could last your whole life. You could have 20 championships and it cannot be enough. People ask the question, ‘How do you come back after winning?’ Well, the same way you went in when you did win. Because you care about your craft, you’re a professional. Losing hurts and you try to do anything you can to avoid that.”
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June 25, 2018 | 5:21 am EDT Update
Illawarra Hawks recruit Emmett Naar will be heading to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, linking up with the Phoenix Suns for the off-season showcase. Naar will team up with the #1 pick from the 2018 draft, Deandre Ayton, as the Suns open up their Summer League campaign against the Dallas Mavericks on July 6, followed by games against Sacramento and Orlando.
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A few weeks ago, videos began surfacing of Fultz working out with renowned personal trainer Drew Hanlen, who is well-known for his extensive work with NBA stars such as Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid and many others. Hanlen recently gave an update on Fultz’s progress when talking to Daniel Schmidt of The Talking Schmidt Podcast. “We’ve been working hard every day, working on just rewiring his body and getting kind of a smooth stroke back into his shot,” Hanlen told Schmidt. “We’re way ahead of pace where I thought we were going to be. I thought it was going to take me at least six weeks before we had kind of a serviceable jump shot. We’ve already started to shoot with a jump in week two. “It’s not perfect yet, but I think that by the end of the summer it will be perfect. He’ll be back rolling and he’ll show people why he was the No. 1 pick,” Hanlen said. “So far the program is going well and he’s finding some success with his new shooting motion.”
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