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Tim Hardaway Jr. said he worked on "making sure my defense was on point" in the offseason. 

30 Sep, 09:49 AMSource

Amar'e Stoudemire is confident he'll be able to play 30 minutes per night this season. 

30 Sep, 09:49 AMSource

Bradley Beal has a lot of confidence in the new Wizards. The guard says that Washington has the best backcourt in the NBA.

Really? A guy on the WIzards said that the Wizards have the best backcourt in the NBA? Shocking. We can admire Beal's level of confidence here and can appreciate the sentiment, but the best backcourt in the NBA will be based on performance, not training camp rah-rah speeches. The combination of Beal and John Wall is solid and the fact that they're backed up by Andre Miller, Garrett Temple and Glen Rice is solid, but Marcel Webster recovering from back surgery is going to be the weak link here. He may not even open the season healthy.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 09:18 AMSource

Joakim Noah (knee) hopes that he's unlimited during training camp following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on May 1. "It's going to be a grueling season," he said Monday. "This is the first time I've had surgery on my knee. I'm hoping there are no limitations."

Well, let's wake up and join reality, Noah. You're a marquee player coming off of knee surgery. Your team may let you start off however you want, but you'll be closely monitored to make sure you're not pushing yourself too hard. It's an 82 game season and they want you on the court for all of them. If that means forcing you to take it easy during the early part of the season, well, that's what they're going to do. Save the wishing and hoping for your birthday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 09:11 AM

Kobe Bryant is expected to play in all 82 games this season barring another injury according to coach Byron Scott.

Well this might as well be a "best shape of his life" quote. Of course he's expected to play in all 82 games. Evey player is expected to be able to play in all 82 games. That's why they make millions of dollars per year. It will all come down to how Kobe's knee feels during the season. The Lakers would like to just let him run wild, but they may have to rein him in a bit in the early part of the season so he doesn't do too much and screw things up for the rest of the year.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 08:58 AMSource

James Harden told reporters he knows he needs to improve his defense this season.

The scuttlebutt on Harden has always been that while he's an unquestionably prolific point-scorer, his defense is rough, to put it mildly. "I have to be better. I have to be great on both ends," is what he told beat reporters. Harden attributed his poor defense to a lack of focus in seasons past, something he intends to improve.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

30 Sep, 02:57 AMSource

In an interview with Greg Anthony and Isaiah Thomas during "Dunks After Dark," Ricky Rubio said he spent the off-season working on pick-and-rolls, jump shots and three pointers.

Rubio is an electric player, but shooting has never been a strength. In fact, it's a major weakness. Without offensive-minded PF Kevin Love to feed the ball, Rubio will be relied upon more as a scorer. He's working hard on his shot, but it remains to be seen whether or not it translates to game action. He's solid target in the middle-rounds of fantasy drafts.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

30 Sep, 02:45 AMSource

Iman Shumpert said Monday that his surgically repaired knee is fully healthy and stronger than last season.

Two seasons ago, he tore his ACL and it even bothered him through last season. His explosiveness should be back this year, but keep in mind that he is not the premier scoring option for the Knicks.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Sep, 11:17 PMSource

Hornets' coach Steve Clifford says Marvin Williams will start at power forward and be backed up by Cody Zeller.

Marvin Williams spent last year in Utah but will start for the Hornets in 2014-2015. In 26 minutes per game last year for the Jazz, he averaged 9.3 points, and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Sep, 11:07 PMSource

Ryan Anderson could play some small forward in specific situations this season.

Anderson averaged 19.8 points per game last season. If he sees time at the small forward position, that would be a 6'10'' small forward on the floor for the Pelicans. That would be an extremely big line up for the Pelicans, but something that they could tinker with.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Sep, 10:57 PMSource

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