“Most (big) guys, when they catch the ball at the top (of the key) or in pick-and-roll, they’re looking to get off the 3,” Dwight Howard said. “Back when I first came in, it was look first inside-out. It’s an adjustment – I get it. I talked to some of the guys (Friday) night: ‘There are going to be points when I’m frustrated, there are going to be times when you’re frustrated.’ We’ve just got to stay patient with each other – understand it’s a process and to play together.”
June 25, 2018 | 9:45 am EDT Update
While James hasn’t decided yet whether to pick up his player option, sources close to the situation tell ESPN that he has no intention of hearing elaborate pitch meetings from teams. James might meet or speak with a club official or owner at some point, but the elaborate presentations that have become common in NBA free agency over the years are unnecessary after 15 seasons in the league.
Should James become a free agent, league sources believe he and his agents Rich Paul and Mark Termini have enough understanding of the stakes and NBA landscape to handle the process without much fanfare.
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Today marks “Go Hoops Day,” a global celebration of the sport of basketball. Ahead of the festivities, Houston Rockets’ point guard and Jordan Brand athlete Chris Paul teases the Air Jordan CP3.XI and Air Jordan 10 styled in Martin-themed colorways, with the CP3.XI hitting select retailers soon.