A reporter mentioned to Ben Simmons he's never made a three in an NBA game.
— ESPN (@espn) October 4, 2019
Will pressure to shoot help or hurt Ben Simmons?
— Swish Cultures (@swishcultures_) August 22, 2019
“I don’t think it’s going to impact him at all. He’s going to keep doing what he’s doing” – Jefferson
“For him, it’s about the playoffs. At some point, he’ll have to make a jump shot” – Elhassan
Guest (Second Half Only):
Monologue: CP3 starting fresh in Oklahoma City
Except for this, Chris himself keeps insisting all of that is not true:
Expectations for CP3 in OKC?
“For him, this is opportunity to prove to other teams to show that he can still do quite a bit so that he can maybe make himself tempting for another team to bring in. He’s going to out there and play a great brand of basketball” – Jefferson
“It’s not the stats, it’s the involvement. Oklahoma City isn’t a bad team. This is a team that could make the playoffs in the East” – Elhassan
Lakers experimenting with LeBron at point, AD at center
LeBron responds with a game-tying 3, then Rondo gets fouled on the other end with 0.5 seconds left pic.twitter.com/Hpkiu9n9WP
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 3, 2019
What’s the Lakers closing lineup?
Sparks fire GM Penny Toler
The Los Angeles Sparks informed GM Penny Toler Friday that she has been relieved of her duties, a team source told ESPN. Coach Derek Fisher is expected to remain in his position next year, the source said.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) October 4, 2019
Is Pat Bev aware it’s preseason?
Think Harden will keep attempting more one-legged three pointers in regular season?
“Harden doing this won’t help them win games” – Jefferson
Is this move more Kyrie or more Jamal Crawford?
— EuroCup (@EuroCup) October 2, 2019
Jefferson: Kyrie | Elhassan: Kyrie
Would you wake up at 3:30 to hoop?
I can confirm. I can also confirm this was my status this morning. The thought of being outworked was not one I enjoyed. Jimmy is setting a new standard and I love it. https://t.co/kdGlmPzpbf pic.twitter.com/2QcAltGewX
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) October 3, 2019
up and at em
— Jimmy Butler (@JimmyButler) September 24, 2019
Think Myles Turner is a successful Twister player?
Pacers beat Kings 132-131 in OT at 2019 India games!
Porzingis on RJ Barrett’s dunk wish: “I respect that”
🔥🏀 Kristaps Porzingis on RJ Barrett wanting to dunk on him: "I'm a shot blocker! One of the best shot blockers in the league" + jokes on shooting battles with Luka Doncic in practice
— Fanatics View (@fanaticsview) October 3, 2019
Will Knicks regret trading Porzingis?
— Swish Cultures (@swishcultures_) October 2, 2019
“I don’t think so. Once you have a process, if you’re a process-oriented team, you have to trust in it. The results may not be guaranteed in your favor. They’re in a place now with flexibility and assets where they can go after other types of players. Also, it’s not just Porzingis, it’s his medical issues and off the court issues” – Elhassan
“You want people that want to be there. They’re going to have to develop through the draft and collect assets” – Jefferson
“I don’t think we know yet. We don’t know what Kristaps is going to be” – Nichols
Will Iso Joe have trouble transitioning from BIG3 back to NBA
Signed with Detroit Pistons
“I don’t think it’s a matter of him transitioning, it’s a matter of what Detroit wants. He doesn’t need to prove himself right now. They have two All-Stars on their team” – Jefferson
“He’s a situational player [for the Pistons]” – Elhassan
The Undefeated convo with Marvin Bagley III (Marc J. Spears)
Nets over/under 43 wins this season?
Per Caesars Sportsbook
“Over. Even if Kyrie misses some games, I still think that they have talent that can help them win” – Jefferson
“Over” – Elhassan
T-Mac visits Magic training camp. Says Fultz looks “Damn good”
Believe change of scenery will help Fultz this season?
“Personally, I’m tired of hearing about change of scenery. I just want him to go out there and play basketball, whether the shot falls or not, whether he’s got a hitch in it or not, that shouldn’t preclude him from doing other things on the basketball court” – Elhassan
“The change of scenery is going to let us know if he can play basketball” – Jefferson
Expectations for coaches challenges in year 1?
“It’s a 1 year trial and test. We’re not sure how much the coaches will use it. We hope that it’ll be a tool that they can use to get a call right. They get one [challenge]. We want to monitor how it goes all season and then see where we end up. We think there’s a fan element to it. We want to see calls being right” – Spruell
How will “focus on traveling” impact NBA ball handlers?
Reasoning for changes to starting lineup & injury reporting?
“It’s all about transparency. It’s a window of time we wanted to increase [from 10 minutes to 30 minutes]” – Spruell
Elena Delle Donne diagnosed with herniated disk in back
Zion Williamson officially measures at 6-foot-6 (Per Shams Charania/The Athletic)
Embiid’s trash talk hiatus already over?