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Not Your Average Gamer: Cleveland Cavaliers Rising Star Larry Nance Jr.

Sep 23, 2018 | by Evan Dammarell, Forbes.com

Not many NBA players can say that they got the opportunity to play for their childhood team. Well, in early February Larry Nance Jr. became one of those select few when he was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to his favorite team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nance grew up about forty minutes away in Akron and attended Revere High School, ...

Can't Wait

Sep 21, 2018 | by Gordon Hayward
Can't Wait

Here we are. Training Camp 2018 is upon us. It feels like it’s taken forever to get back to this point, where I can put on the green and white and play with my teammates again, kind of for the first time. And I feel like, in a lot of ways, things have come full circle for me personally.

2018-19 Pistons Profile: Jose Calderon

Sep 20, 2018 | by Keith Langlois, NBA.com
2018-19 Pistons Profile: Jose Calderon

Josh McCown Is More Than Just a Backup to Sam Darnold

Sep 19, 2018 | by Conor Orr, Sports Illustrated
Josh McCown Is More Than Just a Backup to Sam Darnold

A few days before Sam Darnold would become the youngest quarterback in modern NFL history to start a season opener, at 21 years and 97 days, he watched his 39-year-old backup, Josh McCown, fish a little blue pill out of a bottle and wash it down.

“Aleve?” Darnold said, mocking him for taking the all-day pain reliever that’s typically marketed in ...

Phillip Lindsay has gone from undrafted to unforgettable

Sep 17, 2018 | by Arnie Stapleton, The Associated Press
Phillip Lindsay has gone from undrafted to unforgettable

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Phillip Lindsay is taking the NFL by storm. He's also taking it all in stride.

''I am just playing football, that's it,'' the Denver Broncos running back said after becoming the first undrafted player in NFL history to eclipse 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two NFL games.

''I am just playing football for our team. I don't think ...

Denver’s own Phillip Lindsay runs to NFL rookie record with Broncos

Sep 16, 2018 | by Mike Chambers, The Denver Post
Denver’s own Phillip Lindsay runs to NFL rookie record with Broncos

Native son Phillip Lindsay, the Broncos’ backup running back who is quick to thank his teammates and “Mr.” John Elway at every opportunity, etched his name in NFL history Sunday by gaining 107 yards rushing in the 20-19 victory over the Raiders.

With second 100-yard day, Phillip Lindsay adds another historic night to his young career

Sep 16, 2018 | by Ben Swanson, Denverbroncos.com
With second 100-yard day, Phillip Lindsay adds another historic night to his young career

DENVER — History doesn’t faze Phillip Lindsay.

What he achieved Sunday night in the Broncos’ thrilling 20-19 win over the Raiders wasn’t on his mind in the ecstatic locker room — only the victory.

As a Denver native, he knows this win — one over the rival Raiders — means more than others, and the small, personal victories mean even less.

Kyle Kuzma's dream of having a LeBron-like impact on his hometown

Sep 14, 2018 | by Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN
Kyle Kuzma's dream of having a LeBron-like impact on his hometown

FLINT, Mich. -- Kyle Kuzma is standing on the YMCA basketball court where he spent countless hours working on his game growing up. A decade ago, this was where Kuzma insulated himself in a basketball bubble that protected him from drugs, violence, gangs and peer pressure.

Hayward Reveals He's Returned to 5-on-5 Play

Sep 13, 2018 | by Marc D'Amico, Celtics.com
Hayward Reveals He's Returned to 5-on-5 Play

BOSTON – Gordon Hayward proclaimed Thursday afternoon that he is “basically 100 percent” healthy and revealed that he has been playing 5-on-5 basketball for the last two weeks.

Hayward, who suffered a season-ending left ankle injury on Opening Night of last season, said that he has not dealt with any mental hurdles on the court while recently participating in four 5-on-5 ...

Here's why Joe Ingles is one of the best shooters in the NBA

Sep 11, 2018 | by Ben Mallis, The Pick and Roll
Here's why Joe Ingles is one of the best shooters in the NBA

Joe Ingles entered the NBA with question marks over his ability to perform at the level. Now, fresh off the best basketball season of his career, he is one of the most effective offensive players in the sport.

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