Kerr said that since he became the Warriorsâ coach in 2014, Curry has steadily improved on the defensive end. âI thought right away, first year, he really got better,â Kerr said. âHe took great pride in it. He told us right away that he wanted to become a better defender. Heâs always been a guy whose forced turnovers, gotten a lot of deflections, used his speed.
August 16, 2018 | 7:13 pm EDT Update
After missing all of last season due to injury, Brandon Knight is back and looking forward to becoming a leader for the Suns young core. The 26-year-old point guard used the time off the court as a learning experience to help build his leadership skills. âWhen you canât play, you canât affect the game on the court,â Knight said. âI just found other ways to try to help my teammates be better. Whether that be telling tidbits I saw when I observed. I just tried to be a veteran presence on our team and just lead through that.â
Knight is just two years removed from his highest scoring average of his career (19.6 ppg) and is ready to get back on the court. âIâve been excited since December, since I started running. Iâm looking forward to it. Iâm very excited about it,â Knight said.
Knight is ready to team up with the young core and build something special in Phoenix. âI already know how I can help and how I can play with them. I know their strengths and weaknesses just from watching them all season,â Knight said. âHopefully it will be quick building chemistry with them once I get back in, once I get back playing.â
Curry reveals details about the arguments that Green and Golden State head coach Steve Kerr get into that wind up stopping practices, but he adds that by the end of practice, itâs like nothing ever happened. âThe respect level between them two is at an all-time high,â Curry says to Simmons, âbut they have their moments, and itâs just amazing entertainment to watch in practice.â
Stephen Curry: âCoachâs first year, we were doing some five-on-five drill, and Draymond loves talking trash to the whole team. It doesnât matter if itâs me. Shaun Livingston was posting me up on the block, and I had no chance to try to contest the shot. He did a little Shaun Livingston vintage turnaround. Draymondâs like, âHeâs too small, Dot! Heâs too small, Dot! Baby food!â Like yelling all that stuff during the middle of practice, and heâs on my team. Like bro, come on.â
Pro basketball player Rudy Gay is part of a new edtech initiative in his hometown. Through a partnership with D.C.âbased EVERFI, Gayâs Flight 22 Foundation is supporting entrepreneurship courses in Baltimore high schools. According to a news release, the Foundation is offering an interactive, web-based course designed to teach students to think entrepreneurially about business and life.â
âThe Flight 22 Foundation is dedicated to providing quality entrepreneurial education to the students and families of in the communities we serve,â Gay said in a statement. âWe know that our partnership with EVERFI will ensure we truly reach students and give them the skills to be our future leaders.â