Tim Reynolds: AP source: USA Basketball guard Bradley Beal has entered the health and safety protocols in Las Vegas, raising the possibility that he may not be able to attend the Tokyo Games. There is nothing definitive about that at this point.
December 2, 2022 | 5:11 am EST Update
The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly exploring the trade market, with Atlanta’s John Collins on their radar. SNY journalist Ian Begley revealed on The Putback podcast the Nets “have indeed touched base” with the Hawks about Collins. “Just interesting because the Nets are in search of some help along the frontline and John Collins could certainly help them,” Begley said. “I’m not sure how far along those talks went, but they have certainly engaged recently. So something to keep an eye on there.”
According to Georgios Zakkas from SDNA, two EuroLeague teams have shown a desire to sign the player from Monbus Obradoiro. BasketNews sources have confirmed the information. Virtus Segafredo Bologna and AS Monaco are interested in bringing the Croatian forward in, Zakkas reports.
Steph Curry has some of the best endurance and cardio in the NBA. There’s a reason why no NBA player can keep up with him, both in practice and in live games. The Basketball Illuminati podcast told a hilarious story about an anonymous NBA player trying to keep up with Steph Curry during a workout and failing in an epic fashion. “We’ve had a player, who’s still in the NBA, go through the first five minutes, sat down on the floor besides the door for about 30 seconds, stood up, went outside and threw up, and was done,” said the trainer.
James learns to find other ways to remain effective for the Lakers (via Spectrum SportsNet). “I don’t have to rely on super duper athleticism to be effective. My first 12 years of my career I was super duper athletic and I can not be as efficient and not be as dialed in on the actual game of basketball. I can go out and just figure things out. I’m also smart enough to know that in order to be the best player I can be I needed to grow my game. A lot of teams and coaches I played against helped me out a lot. I knew in order to be the best player I can be and be the greatest player of all time, I need no weakness.”
James Edwards III: Asked Killian Hayes about the confidence to believe that things would eventually turn around for him: “When I wasn’t shooting well, I would always say, ‘Next one. I got it the next one.'” Said it’s a mindset he has slowly adopted since being in the league.
Heat’s Bam Adebayo’s calls officiating decorum “unprofessional” in wake of ejection vs. Celtics. https://sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-thursday-20221201-geiz4dontjepnmrcoy3hejl2aq-story.html “I feel like that’s unprofessional when players come to try come talk to you and you don’t look at them and, you know, acknowledge them.”