Multiple sources said Harden returned to his workout and on-court regimen much sooner than usual this offseason, and has been ramping up his conditioning and training as the summer progresses. Typically, NBA players take time off before entering their offseason schedule, but Harden returned to his training just two weeks after the season ended on May 12. 76ers assistant Sam Cassell has spent extensive time running Harden’s regimen this summer, sources said.
August 17, 2022 | 11:46 am EDT Update
Wiggins recently revealed that not receiving any All-Defensive votes last season led him to take it personally in the playoffs. “I didn’t get not one vote this year,” he said. “So, I was like, I took it personal in the playoffs. I was like, ‘This is my chance to really showcase what I can do. Put my name on the radar.’”
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Nikola Jovic were ruled out of EuroBasket and preceding 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Nikola Jokic is the lone NBA player remaining for Serbia. “Nikola being here automatically means he wants to play and compete,” Kalinic shared his view on the back-to-back NBA MVP, “He is one of best players, if not the best player in the world right now.”
Ira Winderman: NBA formally announces previously reported Heat game vs. Spurs on Dec. 17 in Mexico City vs. Spurs, meaning no Heat trip to San Antonio this season. Heat President Eric Woolworth, “Doing our part to grow the game on a global level has always been important to the Heat.”