Derrick Rose showed the world that he is back at his full health and that he can still be the dominant superstar point guard all Chicago Bulls loved. He had a terrific pre-season although he didn’t play extended minutes. However, in the season opener against the Miami Heat he was a bit rusty.
The 2013-2014 season is few weeks ahead and the anticipation levels are now increased. Except for all the star buzz, the blockbuster trades and movements, whose results everyone is expecting to see, there are some fantasy sleepers that will be intriguing choices this season for fantasy owners.
“It’s gonna be great, getting back out there with my teammates,” Terry said Sunday. “I’ve been out there in practice the last couple days. Everything’s been going fine, no setbacks. So just being able to get out there in real live game action, it’s gonna be good.”
“Lob City doesn’t exist anymore. Lob City is done,” Griffin told ESPN’s Shelley Smith in an interview this week. “We’re moving on and we’re going to find our identity during training camp, and that will be our new city. No more Lob City.”
Without elaborating on his reasoning, Durant said Wade, who was ranked eighth on the list, should be replaced in the top 10 by Durant’s former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate and current Houston Rockets star James Harden. Harden did not make the top-10 list.
Russell Westbrook still hasn’t indicated when he will return to the basketball court. But the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s star point guard vows he’ll be better than ever when he does return from knee surgery.
Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday.
According to the incident report obtained from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta for not having working taillights. Trooper J. Nelms said in the report that Budenholzer had bloodshot and watery eyes “and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.”
The 25-year-old Lin, in China to oversee a basketball camp, told reporters that, although he hasn’t yet trained with Howard, he sees a natural affinity in the pair’s affection for the pick-and-roll game.
Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul became the highest profile player in more than a decade to head the National Basketball Players Association, as he was elected president Wednesday after a two-day meeting in Las Vegas.