The Los Angeles Clippers held an NBA media day Monday and unveiled Australian recruit Joe Ingles. Ingles was largely unknown among the Clippers' roster but made his debut during the media day. Ingles was happy to have made his debut in the NBA.
"I'm very lucky to be in this situation and will take it with both hands," he said.
The Clippers is regarded to be one of the strongest teams in the West Conference despite various contorversies that plagued the team in the past months. One such controversy was former owner Donald Sterling's legal troubles over the ownership of the club as well as former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer's purchase of the club for $2 billion. more >>
Training camp for the NBA teams have started and fans are already in anticipation on what they are going to see during the camp and after when the 2014-15 NBA season starts. One of the Houston Rockets players, James Harden, is looking to improve and work on his defensive skills after he was put under harsh criticism for his defensive performance last season.
The Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs after Harden was unable to prevent a last-second shot by Portland's Damian Lillard. Even though Harden finished fifth in the league with 25.4 points a game, his lack of defensive skills were pointed out. There was even a YouTube video which featured his subpar defense that almost has 1.5 million views.
On Monday, a day before the start of the Rocket's training camp, Harden addressed his defensive shortcomings and admits that he will have to improve upon it to help out his team for the upcoming season. more >>
Chandler Parsons was bought off from the Houston Rockets by the Dallas Mavericks, and now that he's here, he wants to prove to everyone that he can be an All-Star worth his three-year $46 million contract. He couldn't grab the opportunity back with the Rockets where he was always second to James Harden and Dwight Howard but now he has the chance to do so with training camp beginning.
Even though his aim is to be an All-Star this season, he knows that it isn't a priority right now. His focus would be on doing everything he can to make sure that his team makes it in the playoffs this 2014-15 NBA season.
"I've always been a team guy, and I'm not trying to come here and get mine and be the go-to guy necessarily. I'm going to do whatever it takes for our team to win as many games as possible," Parsons said. Having said that, he'll have to live up to the expecations of Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. more >>
The Miami Heat has just started its training for the 2014-15 NBA season and rumors about its players are flying off the handle. With LeBron James gone to Cleveland Cavaliers, how will the Heat fare without him?
Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and Danny Granger are looking to be the top players for the team this season. Bosh for one, sees himself as the new leader of the team and has been training for months to prepare for his new role.
"Right now it's easy. Everybody is supposed to win a championship, everybody wants to win a championship right now, everybody is undefeated, but when those back-to-backs come and those long road trips come, it's going to be a big-time challenge," Bosh said. more >>
The Los Angeles Lakers had just started their training camp and it seems that fans are skeptical at how the team would fair during the 2014-15 season. The skepticism isn't at all odd since the Lakers were plagued with injured players last season and dropped to the second-lowest spot, and suffered their worst record since moving to Los Angeles in 1960.
The team's star-player Kobe Bryant has been working non-stop to get back into shape to make amends for his absence last season due to injuries. Because of the injuries, he only managed to play six games and it is unclear on whether the veteran player will be able to carry the team to the championships.
Only recently, Bryant had gone off to Munich, Germany to visit his doctor for a routine checkup. This has been indication enough that Bryant is at least up and ready to play this season. However, the hard times is still to come. more >>
The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose is looking highly confident with his health and is ready to play in the 2014-15 season. This is good considering that he had only played a measley 10 games in the last two seasons because of two major knee injuries.
"I try my hardest to stay away from the predictions. But we know we have an opportunity ahead of us. It may not be this year, it may not be the next year or whatever, but I know that we have one in us," Rose said. "I know I'm going to win a championship soon so I'm not worried about that."
Many believe that the Bulls have a legitimate chance at winning the championship this season, especially with a healthy Rose, former All-Star Pau Gasol, and All-Star Joakim Noah in their team's roster. more >>