Fans of the Brooklyn Nets can expect that they will see an improved Jeremy Lin in the 2016-17 NBA Season. The 27-year-old point guard recently gave a glimpse on how hard he trained this summer to overcome his weaknesses.
On his latest journal entry, Lin shared that the off-season is one of his favorite times of the year because he gets the chance to set goals to work on. He added that his training emphasis this summer is to become a better jump-shooter. more >>
Injury is a commonplace in NBA where players are paid really well to die for basketball. With the upcoming season just around the corner, the question is how fast players can return to their respective squads from the injury roster.
Only four of thirty NBA teams are going to enjoy no injury in the roster this 2016-17 season. Other teams like Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans are not so lucky with a third of their squads in the recuperation mode. Moreover, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers with their top guns out of the equation. So here is the list of high-profile players currently in the gulag of brooding over injury.
Blake Griffin more >>
Brian Mazique of Forbes.com provided updates of NBA 2K17's released screenshots of NBA players. Most of the screenshots released so far have been from members of Team USA's Olympic Basketball team who are currently playing in Rio.
1. Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant's screenshot in the much anticipated basketball video game was released last Saturday afternoon. The picture can be viewed here. The picture shows Durant in his new Golden State Warriors uniform. Durant made waves in the off-season after he decided to sign with the team that beat them in the Western Conference finals, making it a super team. more >>
NBA Rookies will soon fulfill their dream of becoming more than just prospects. Based on scouting tapes and college or pro stats, the following players are poised to make it big in the NBA in just their first year.
1. Ben Simmons
Number one overall draft pick Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers showed his unique skill sets in the Summer League. As a 6'10" power forward, Simmons definitely has the passing vision to match the top point guards in the league. His signature fancy passes will not only sell tickets, they will actually help him become a key figure in the Sixers' lineup with his ability to play big man quarterback for the team. more >>
They say defense wins championships, and players that spend their off-season preparing for the dirty work are going to become crucial pieces in their team's roster in the upcoming NBA 2016-17 season.
As the season draws near, let's anticipate the 5 best players who are most likely going to win the coveted defensive player of the year award.
1. Kawhi Leonard more >>
In the past months, fans of Los Angeles Lakers feared that the locker room drama between Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell will hurt the team's performance in the 2016-17 NBA season. But according to recent reports, the small forward and point guard are already working out to settle the internal feud that sparked early this year.
In a recent interview with LA Daily News, Young downplayed concerns that his personal conflict with Russell will affect the chemistry department of the Lakers in the incoming season. The 31-year-old small forward said that the issue between him and the young point guard is already outdated. more >>