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Five Things to Know About New Chiefs’ LB Nate Orchard

Oct 10, 2018 | by Matt McMullen, Chiefs.com

The Kansas City Chiefs’ made a roster addition on Wednesday morning, signing linebacker Nate Orchard.

Here are five things to know about the Chiefs’ newest player.

1. Orchard entered the league as a second-round pick

The Cleveland Browns selected Orchard in the second round (No. 51 overall) of the 2015 Draft, where he went on to play in 15 games (11 starts) as ...

Gordon Hayward wants to help young girls stick with basketball

Oct 08, 2018 | by Nina Mandell, For The Win
Gordon Hayward wants to help young girls stick with basketball

Gordon Hayward is joining Steph Curry in what could be one of the best emerging trends from NBA players: A girls-only clinic as part of a new Jr. NBA program meant to encourage the next generation of girls to stick with the game.

“I think that’s very positive and very healthy for girls to play sports because there’s a lot of ...

Old man Enes Kanter is a teacher on the court at age 26

Oct 06, 2018 | by Steve Popper, Newsday
Old man Enes Kanter is a teacher on the court at age 26

Only in the NBA, in which franchises are built on the shoulders of 19-year-old kids loaded with potential and promise, could Enes Kanter be considered a grizzled veteran. But at 26 years old, he is an elder statesman in the Knicks’ locker room.

Inside Gordon Hayward's misery-filled fight to play again

Oct 05, 2018 | by Zach Lowe, ESPN

On Aug. 28 at St. Bernard High School in Los Angeles, about two dozen scouts, players, and trainers watched as Gordon Hayward and Bradley Beal lined up to play one-on-one.

A taste of home: Ingles relishes chance to play against his hometown team

Oct 05, 2018 | by Aaron Falk, NBA.com/Jazz
A taste of home: Ingles relishes chance to play against his hometown team

Joe Ingles’ path to the NBA started with a 15-cent investment.

When Ingles was a small child, maybe 4 or 5 years old, his mother dragged him to a basketball game because the team needed another player. The young Ingles refused to play without a little compensation. He wanted a ring-like lollipop called a Ka-Bluey.

The Utah Jazz are thankful his mother agreed.

“I ...

Jared Dudley is teaching his young Nets teammates how to last in the NBA and get paid

Oct 04, 2018 | by James Herbert, CBS Sports
Jared Dudley is teaching his young Nets teammates how to last in the NBA and get paid

BROOKLYN -- At the Brooklyn Nets' picturesque practice facility on the eighth floor of a warehouse by the water in Sunset Park, coach Kenny Atkinson says training camp has been all about working on "our Nets principles." But what, exactly, are those principles?

"Value the ball, play with pace, shot selection," Jared Dudley says without hesitation. "Those are the three things he has on ...

Why return of Gordon Hayward makes Celtics unguardable

Oct 04, 2018 | by Jordan Greer, Sporting News
Why return of Gordon Hayward makes Celtics unguardable

Just minutes into last year's regular-season opener, Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome leg injury that sidelined him for the entirety of the 2017-18 season. So it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that he felt some nerves, the shot was a little flat and the rhythm wasn't quite right when he stepped onto the Dean Smith Center floor Friday night for his first NBA ...

Nik Stauskas is exactly where he wants to be with the Portland Trail Blazers

Oct 03, 2018 | by Carlan Gay, CA.NBA.com

Nik Stauskas got his first action with his new team on Saturday night in his home country. It was the perfect stage to make a debut for the Portland Trail Blazers and begin a new chapter in his NBA career.

The result of the game was a 122-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors and Stauskas finished with five points, four rebounds in 16 minutes. It's the preseason, ...

Former Bengal Mohamed Sanu has been perfect fit for Falcons

Sep 29, 2018 | by Vaughn McClure, ESPN
Former Bengal Mohamed Sanu has been perfect fit for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When Mohamed Sanu reflects on his days with the Cincinnati Bengals, he thinks about the good times he shared bowling alongside fellow wide receiver A.J. Green and the great meals he enjoyed at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse.

"It was a cool city," Sanu said. "The fans were awesome. Had a couple things to do, nice restaurants. That's where I started my career. I'm ...

Promoted from practice squad, Justin Jackson finally gets chance to show Chargers what he can do

Sep 28, 2018 | by Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

Running back Justin Jackson had a busy schedule at Northwestern. He majored in economics and minored in French and business while becoming the school’s all-time leader in rushes, rushing touchdowns, and rushing yards with 5,440, the third-highest total in Big Ten history.

But Jackson, who never missed a game in his college career, still made a point of carving out time ...

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