Playing in the Rising Stars Challenge certainly isn’t a make-or-break deal or even an accurate reflection of a player’s rookie year. But it is an opportunity for Culver to be around the best players in the league that should only help his confidence. “I think that he’s very deserving of that,” Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said Tuesday. “You look around the league and Jarrett, the way he’s come on and the way he’s progressed, his improvement and development is a great story over this last month here. . . Being around other players like that, being around other All-Stars . . . that will really help Jarrett.”
August 14, 2022 | 5:21 pm EDT Update
Michael Singer: After getting bypassed for a Christmas game last season, the #Nuggets are slated to host the Suns on Christmas this year according to the initial draft of the schedule, a league source told @denverpost.
Shams Charania: The first Lakers-Clippers game of the 2022-23 NBA season is scheduled for Oct. 20 at Crypto.com Arena, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. LeBron James-Anthony Davis vs. Kawhi Leonard-Paul George again for first time since Dec. 22, 2020.
BasketNews: Giannis Antetokounmpo hits 7️⃣ straight threes while showing a much improved jumper ahead of EuroBasket 😯🇬🇷 🎥 @OfficialNBABuzz
Green posted several Instagram stories of friends, loved ones and NBA colleagues, including Damian Lillard, flying in for the Saturday evening wedding. Sydel Curry-Lee, sister of Steph Curry, also posted a photo of a bright pink party with the hashtag #foreverseeinggreen, and a few social media posts with the hashtag began to pop up on Sunday morning.
August 14, 2022 | 2:04 pm EDT Update
On the heels of the strong finish to the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season, Jaylen Hoard officially moved his talents to Hapoel Vegan Friendly Tel Aviv on Sunday. Back from six years in the USA, the newcomer signed a training-camp deal, the team announced. The contract is not fully guaranteed. Instead includes a team option for the rest of the season at the end of the training camp and before the launch of the next editions of the 7DAYS EuroCup and Israel’s domestic competitions.