For the first time in his career, Lonzo Ball played against his “idol” LeBron James who finished with a triple double in Cavaliers’ win against Lakers. The two had also a chat at the end of the game but they did not reveal the topic of the talks. Per ESPN, "Watching him doesn't do him justice," Ball said after his 13-point, 11-assist, 8-rebound night. "It's very hard to stop him with that size, that speed. That's why I say he's the best player in the world right now, and it's hard to deal with. Source:
Tim Hardaway jr of the Knicks doesn’t know yet when he will return to action. The guard is out since two weeks but he is expected to remain sidelined at least till Christmas. Per NY Post, Knicks swingman Tim Hardaway Jr. indicated his absence will last past the Christmas season. “This is serious,” Hardaway Jr. said. “I’m going to take everything slow. This is a serious injury.” Hardaway declined to say whether it was a stress fracture. “I’m not going to rush it,” Hardaway said. “I’m going to wait until I’m 100 percent mentally ready to go. If it was the playoffs, I’d be out there right now. But you got to be smart and do what’s best for you. I trust the team. They’re playing hard, playing smart.” Source:
The greatest shooter in the world, Steph Curry, and a 2-time NBA MVP is looking set to bag another MVP trophy this season. Steph Curry is an amazing shooter, currently leading as the fastest NBA player to reach a total of 2,000 3-points made in history. Apart from that, Steph is the engine that runs the Warriors’ squad and Steve Kerr seems to agree with all that. Steph Curry has yet again placed himself as the favorite candidate to win the MVP trophy this year. Having been crowned as the only unanimous MVP in the NBA in the 2015/2016 season, he is still making great plays for his teammates. Some of the reasons that suggest Steph will be 2018 NBA MVP include: Steve Kerr seems to agree The Warriors’ head coach was quoted saying that Steph Curry is the best and greatest offensive player to have ever set his foot in an NBA court.
Whenever Steph is in the line-up, the whole team gets into the mood of the game and move with the right attitude of winning. When Durant was signed by the Warriors, Steph Curry was able to step aside to allow his transition into the team. By the time they made it to the playoffs, Curry and Durant had the best chemistry which lead to an NBA championship. Play no deposit slots UK in the best casinos with no download required. Select from the top reviewed online casinos to play a wide range of slots. Steph proved to be the best offensive player during the preseason Curry was all business in the 2017 preseason games. He dropped 40 points against the Wolves in Shanghai and scored 18 points in just 19 minutes of the first half against the Sacramento Kings. This shows how much work Curry has put between the time after the 2016 playoffs and the start of the preseason. Last year, he was suffering and recovering from an injury and during the regular season, Steph had to lay low for Durant. This season, Steph is all in and thus at a better place to win the 2018 NBA MVP. Steph Curry’s last season’s playoff was impressive The 2016 NBA playoff was a highlight-reel for Steph Curry. He was able to put up huge numbers that he has never done before. Steph recorded an average of 28.1 points, 6.7 assists, 6.2 rebound and 2 steals. It with such stats that makes Curry a credible MVP candidate come 2018. Even Steve Kerr admitted that the world is yet to see the best of Steph Curry. Go to vogueplay.com/uk/ and find top casinos that offer amazing bonuses and popular games. Play in casinos that offer top software brands and great customer service. Steph Curry Curry may be favored to win this season among the voters Many star players in the NBA moved from one team to the next. This season, the Warriors have not signed a star player in their squad which could play well for Steph Curry for MVP, in terms of being favored by the voters. This is because, in the past, the voters seemed to be biased against star players who move to a super team.
Jahlil Okafor has yet to appear with the Nets but he is trying to work hard to be ready for the moment he will call on the court. Per Brooklyn Nets, It's been a year since he's had consistent playing time, but appreciates the patient approach the Nets staff is taking towards getting him acclimated with the team. The former No. 3 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft explained that it’s on him to show that he’s ready to contribute. “Just preparing as hard as I can, working as hard as I can, so I know when my time comes, I’ve prepared in every way,” Okafor explained on Wednesday after practice. “It’s kind of a mental thing, you feel good about yourself. You feel good about the work you put in. Hopefully, that translates to the floor.” For Okafor, the feeling is mutual. “I feel like I got drafted all over again,” he said. “They’re really invested in me. That just makes me feel wanted, it makes me feel a part of this team.” Source:
Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis left the game against the Nets in the third quarter with a knee soreness. Per ESPN, Porzingis says he doesn't believe the knee injury is serious but added that he wouldn't know anything definitive until undergoing further testing Friday. "I felt my knee buckle a little bit and I felt a little pain there. So it's more about being cautious," Porzingis said. "I had a little shock pain there and that's it. I honestly don't have any information about what's going on there, but hopefully it's not too serious." Porzingis initially twisted his left knee in the first half when he received the ball in the post. He played through some discomfort later in the half but said he felt instability in the knee in the third quarter, so he removed himself from the game. "I just ran up and down a few times and I felt it wasn't right," he said. "... I felt that I don't have the strength that I want to have. It just didn't feel right." Source:
Dirk Nowitzki will play next season too. The German forward of the Mavericks feels great and intends to play also in 2018-2019. Per Dallas News, “I’m not going to say 100 percent I’ll be back -- but it’s looking like it,” Nowitzki said after the Mavericks had a morning walk-through at the Olympic Club in downtown San Francisco. “I feel fine so far. I’ve played every game. I’d love to play all 82. That would be amazing at [age] 39. We’ll see how the body feels. But so far, it’s been fine.” Source:
Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic will be sidelined as a result of pulmonary emboli in both lungs. Teletovic’s condition was discovered when consulting with Bucks team physicians after he experienced unusual fatigue earlier this week. Following a 10-day rest period, Teletovic will begin his supervised rehabilitation program and updates on his condition will be provided when appropriate. Teletovic, 32, has missed the last 16 games, including 10 after successful arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee on Nov. 21. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York under the supervision of Bucks team physician Dr. William Raasch. In 10 games this season, Teletovic is averaging 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 15.9 minutes per game while shooting 46.7 percent from 3-point range. Source: