Global Basketball News for 21 Oct 2019
Stephen Curry is “optimistic” the Warriors will get off to a hot start this season. Curry says he has built a lot of trust with new backcourt teammate D’Angelo Russell. D-Lo is especially... focused on improving his defensive play with Golden State. Per NBC Sports Bay Area: "I'm optimistic that we will get off to […] The post Stephen Curry: ‘I'm Optimistic That We Will Get Off to a Hot Start’ appeared first on SLAM.
The Miami Heat suspended guard Dion Waiters for their Wednesday night season opener after a “number of unacceptable incidents” last week, according to team president Pat Riley. Waiters and head... coach Erik Spoelstra reportedly got into it on the bench during Friday night’s preseason finale against Houston. Dion finished finished with two points, two rebounds […] The post Dion Waiters Suspended for ‘Unprofessional Conduct on the Bench’ appeared first on SLAM.
In celebration of basketball’s greatest moments, SLAM, Stance and New Era have come together to bring “RESPECT THE GAME,” a pop-up shop paying homage to the sport and culture we all love, to... NYC. The pop-up will be at Stance’s flagship store (510 Broadway in SoHo, NY) and run from Friday, 10/25, through Sunday, 10/27. […] The post SLAM x Stance x New Era Bringing ‘Respect the Game’ Pop-up Shop to New York appeared first on SLAM.
For once, it's hard to gauge what is possible and who -- Ben Simmons? Anthony Davis? Russell Westbrook? -- will wow us all.
James Harden can average “close to 40” points a game, according to Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni. D’Antoni says Harden is prepared and eager to once again carry his typically large burden... for Houston. Harden led the NBA in scoring last season with an incredible 36.1 points a night. Per The Houston Chronicle: "We can […] The post Mike D’Antoni: James Harden Could Average ‘Close to 40’ Points appeared first on SLAM.
Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t sweating criticism of his MVP award last season. “The trophy’s in my house,” Antetokounmpo says defiantly, adding that he would never declare himself better than... MVP runner-up James Harden. The Greek Freak is focused on applying hard-earned lessons from reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Per Yahoo Sports: "That’s their opinion. They’re […] The post Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘The [MVP] Trophy's in My House’ appeared first on SLAM.
The Toronto Raptors didn't just lose the NBA's best two-way player, Kawhi Leonard, in the off-season, though that's all everyone seems to talk about. The defending champions also saw one of the... premier two-way role players, Danny Green, head to Los Angeles Green had a tremendous season for Toronto, shooting a scorching 45.5% on three-pointers […]
It is unknown how much of the start of the regular season Kyle Kuzma will miss as he continues to recover from a stress reaction suffered in August.
Pascal Siakam almost always has a smile on his face, but the grin has been extra large in recent days. And why not, Siakam is about to sign a four-year, $130 million U.S. contract extension with the... Raptors. "I don't know, I didn't get all the details," Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said on Sunday […]