Training camp Rumors
In the stands across the gym, Celtics coach Brad Stevens took in the scene with a smile. Part of the reason that Stevens was thrilled to have four players participating in Team USA’s training camp this week was that his guys got hands-on experience working with championship coaches Popovich and Kerr. “I just think it’s always great to hear consistent themes and messages all across the board,” said Stevens. “Obviously, nobody’s a better communicator, nobody does that better than [Popovich]. It’s great for these guys.”
The NBA G League waiver order will be getting a slight retooling for the 2019–20 season, league sources tell 2 Ways & 10 Days. The G League Will randomize the initial waiver order prior to the G League Draft according to league sources. Previously the draft order was determined by number of affiliate players and exhibit-10 contracts signed to an NBA training camp with last season’s regular season record being a tiebreaker. The idea behind the rule change is to not give the top spot to teams who are providing fewer opportunities to players.
ShowtimeForum: “League sources tell me that LeBron James has started organizing a team mini-camp in Las Vegas in September, days before the start of Lakers training camp. It’s meant to galvanize and bond this Lakers unit right before the real training camp in Los Angeles.” 🗣️ @Shams Charania pic.twitter.com/zoqITOMq79