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James Wiseman, Patrick Baldwin Jr.  headline Warriors preseason storylines

James Wiseman, Patrick Baldwin Jr. headline Warriors preseason storylines

Wiseman, Baldwin headline Warriors preseason storylines originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea SAN FRANCISCO — From stars to training camp invitees, veterans to rookies, the Warriors sent 20 players to Japan for their two-game preseason trip with the Washington Wizards. And all 20 will see playing time at some point. Though the trip of course …

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Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving says ‘anything’s possible’ for talented, motivated Ben Simmons

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving says ‘anything’s possible’ for talented, motivated Ben Simmons

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is confident that “anything’s possible,” for new teammate Ben Simmons now that the talented swingman has “peace around him” in his basketball life. Irving, like coach Steve Nash, is confident that Simmons will be able to fit in quickly to the framework of the team. “That level …

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Wings players’ overseas play in jeopardy amid new WNBA rule and Brittney Griner issues

Since the WNBA’s inception in 1996, many of its players have spent their winters playing overseas. The decision is usually a simple one. Players can play more of the game they love — and earn more to supplement their WNBA salaries, with the 2022 average salary reported to be $128,369. It will no longer be …

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From Deep: Following Kevin Durant drama, can a healthy Ben Simmons bring the Brooklyn Nets together?

NEW YORK — When the Brooklyn Nets traded for Ben Simmons, it was supposed to make the team more balanced. They would no longer have that otherworldly scoring punch that they had with James Harden next Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but they wouldn’t have the same glaring deficiencies on defense and on the glass, …

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Oklahoma City Thunder 2022-23 NBA preview: Key injuries have OKC eyeing the lottery yet again

Just when you thought the Thunder were ready to emerge from their two-year tank as one of the NBA’s most exciting young teams, the injury gods decreed that Oklahoma City would spend one more year in lottery land. No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren lit up Summer League … and then suffered a season-ending injury …

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Charlotte Hornets 2022-23 NBA preview: LaMelo Ball needs to take another step this season

After losing in the play-in tournament in each of the last two seasons, the Charlotte Hornets decided to shake things up in a big way during the offseason. The team moved on from head coach James Borrego after four years and replaced him with a familiar face — Steve Clifford, who had previously coached the …

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