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Gordon Hayward Makes Long-Awaited Return For Celtics

Oct 17, 2018 | by Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Gordon Hayward made his long-awaited return Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics tipped off the 2018-19 NBA season.

There was some obvious signs of rust, which was to be expected from a player who just missed an entire season. But Hayward was not timid and made the most of his 25 minutes on the floor, finishing with 10 ...

Kirk Cousins has Vikings all fired up with speeches, and his play

Oct 16, 2018 | by Josh Slagter, mlive.com
Kirk Cousins has Vikings all fired up with speeches, and his play

Kirk Cousins isn't just going to sit quietly and collect his $84 million from the Minnesota Vikings.

It's clear the former Michigan State quarterback plans on leading not only on the field with his play -- 1,921 passing yards through six games -- but also in the locker room.

Cousins' pregame huddles have started earning some extra attention around the NFL. He ...

In his own words: Kerr on 'special' meaning of championship rings

Oct 16, 2018 | by NBA.com
In his own words: Kerr on 'special' meaning of championship rings

Steve Kerr has become an NBA ringleader -- he’ll get his eighth champion ship ring Tuesday in a ceremony moments before the defending champion Warriors tip off the 2018-19 season. He has five as a player (three with the Bulls, two with the Spurs) and three as coach of the Warriors.

 

Larry Nance Jr., Cavaliers agree on 4-year, $44.8M extension, sources say

Oct 15, 2018 | by Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN

Center-forward Larry Nance Jr. has signed a multiyear extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced.

The Cavs did not disclose terms of the deal, but sources told ESPN that Nance's deal is for four years and worth $44.8 million.

Nance's extension gives Cleveland some flexibility in later years, descending annually from $12.7 million to $11.7 million to $10.6 million to $9.6 million in ...

Collins' game against Kings shows another step in his maturation

Oct 13, 2018 | by Mike Richman, NBC Sports

So much of the NBA growth process happens behind the scenes. But there are little moments when you can watch progress in real time.

Less than 90 seconds into the second half of the Portland Trail Blazers final preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, Zach Collins’ maturation process played out in front of the entire arena in a ...

Cavs' Larry Nance Jr. is happy to be home: My Cleveland

Oct 12, 2018 | by Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer
Cavs' Larry Nance Jr. is happy to be home: My Cleveland

Larry Nance Jr. has gone from Revere High to the University of Wyoming and the Los Angeles Lakers and back to Cleveland to play for his Dad's Cavaliers.

Larry Nance Jr. wears his dad’s number 22 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and plays beneath dad’s jersey, which hangs in honor at Quicken Loans Arena. 

Enes Kanter Contains Multitudes

Oct 11, 2018 | by Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer

The 26-year-old is many things: New York Knicks center, devout Muslim, star of #NBATwitter, and enemy of the Turkish state. To Kanter, basketball is far more than a paycheck or even a passion. It’s a pathway to something he’s lost: family.  

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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 ...

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