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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 ...

Ryan Broekhoff’s journey from Australia to the NBA — with plenty of stops along the way

Sep 28, 2018 | by Isaac Harris, Mavs.com

First-year Maverick Ryan Broekhoff joins Followill and Coop on our Mavs.com Live stream!

Sitting on the front porch of his in-laws’ house, Ryan Broekhoff was finally getting to relax as the past few weeks were a whirlwind. Traveling from city to city, Broekhoff had dedicated the first part of his summer traveling the United States working out for NBA franchises with ...

Bradley Beal is using his platform to encourage people to register and vote

Sep 27, 2018 | by Chase Hughes, NBC Sports Washington
Bradley Beal is using his platform to encourage people to register and vote

Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, which prompted a reporter's question about casting ballots, and Beal had plenty to say about it.

"Voting is beyond important. This is our world. This is our country. We have the freedom to dictate and choose who we want to lead and who we want to run it," he said.

Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell celebrates a daughter, mourns a father and chases his hoop dreams

Sep 26, 2018 | by MIRJAM SWANSON, Press-Telegram
Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell celebrates a daughter, mourns a father and chases his hoop dreams

His lap bar down and secured, Sindarius Thornwell is on one heck of a roller coaster ride, determined to keep it moving.

He’s getting after it at Clippers training camp, which tipped off Tuesday at the University of Hawaii exactly one week after Thornwell’s father, Gregory Wade, died in his sleep, the victim of a heart attack at age 46.

Five days ...

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