Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Disastrous start for KAT managers

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Disastrous start for KAT managers

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On Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-108 in both teams' season openers. During the offseason, both the Spurs and the Timberwolves had star players with one year left on their contracts who were unhappy and communicated their desire to be traded. The Spurs made a blockbuster move, trading Kawhi Leonard in a package that brought back another All-Star in DeMar DeRozan as the centerpiece of their return package.cheap nfl jerseys china nike The Timberwolves, on the other hand, reportedly sat on Jimmy Butler's trade request all summer with no apparent intention to honor his request. In recent weeks, they have been dealing with an increasingly vocally unhappy Butler, who skipped almost the entire preseason and reportedly didn't even ride with the team to the game on…
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How players like Nikola Jokic can take it to another level this season

How players like Nikola Jokic can take it to another level this season

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Now? I have children who are old enough to play fantasy hoops on their own. My hair is cropped to a corporately acceptable Morrisseyesque length. I noodle away on the freaking ukulele. And if you squint just right, you can almost forget Jordan 2.0 ever transpired.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale I am rational ... and kind of hate it. But I still encounter that same buzz during the opening week of the NBA season. You know what I'm talking about. The sophomoric, embarrassing palpitation of opening night, when the stats start pouring in. The trip to the nearest dive sports bar to watch the returns like it's election night. The instant validation of having drafted Caris LeVert. The crushing existential drift of having missed out on Jayson Tatum. Then the…
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DeMarcus Cousins signs Puma offer sheet; Nike has 10 days to match

DeMarcus Cousins signs Puma offer sheet; Nike has 10 days to match

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After making a splash leading into the NBA draft by signing several of this year's top rookies, Puma has signed its first established All-Star and All-NBA talent: Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins.nfl cheap nike jerseys A four-time All-Star, Cousins signed a multiyear Puma offer sheet Thursday, sources told ESPN. His previous brand, Nike, will have 10 business days to match the multimillion-dollar contract because of its standard "match clause" rights on all expiring shoe deals. Adding Cousins would provide Puma with a major-market star who plays for one of the league's most dominant teams. The timing is also ideal -- adding Cousins a week before the start of the season lines up with Puma's Oct. 11 global launch date for its first basketball shoe in nearly 20 years, the…
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Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr reiterate support for franchise in Seattle

Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr reiterate support for franchise in Seattle

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On Friday night, he offered a reminder of just how sweet the atmosphere can be while scoring 26 points in the Golden State Warriors' 122-94 win over the Sacramento Kings. For Durant, who was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft, the night brought emotions he hasn't felt before. "When I woke up from my pregame nap, I was just nervous," Durant said after the game. "I've never felt that way coming into a game, especially a preseason game. But just knowing this whole thing was kind of set up for that moment, I guess. It was just a crazy feeling to come out and feel that much love from the fan base." The memories came rushing back for Durant early and often…
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Knicks backcourt among top position battles to watch in fantasy basketball

Knicks backcourt among top position battles to watch in fantasy basketball

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The longer you play fantasy sports, the more you realize so much of it is all about opportunity. The more chances a player has to accumulate stats, the better. In football, it's about touches and targets -- players who possess the ball a lot, whether on the ground or through the air. In baseball it's about plate appearances -- players who hit near the top of the order and can regularly get one more trip to the plate than those lower in the lineup.china nike nfl jerseys cheap In hoops, it's all about minutes. You want guys who play and play a lot, and from that group you want players who can avoid injuries and stay on the court game after game. NBA preseason can't reveal everything, but it can…
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Confident Markelle Fultz scores 14 for Sixers to open preseason

Confident Markelle Fultz scores 14 for Sixers to open preseason

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After a strong preseason debut, 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz said he feels confident and healthy heading into his second NBA season.china nike nfl jerseys cheap "Physically I feel great, and mentally I feel great," Fultz said in an interview with NBA TV after the Philadelphia 76ers' win over Australia's Melbourne United in their preseason opener. "I put in a lot of hours this summer to get up reps of going through a whole bunch of different situations. So coming in, I feel perfectly fine. I'm confident. I feel great coming in, and I'm just looking forward to building each and every day." Fultz started alongside 2018 Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons on Friday night and had 14 points and four assists in 23 minutes. He…
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Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward ready to finally share court with Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward ready to finally share court with Boston Celtics

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Last summer, new Boston Celtics arrivals Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward beamed just imagining what it would be like to share the court together. Those dreams lasted all of five minutes before Hayward was lost for the season to a gruesome leg injury on opening night. The Celtics somehow survived it and had set themselves up to make a run at the Eastern Conference title when Irving was lost for the final stretch of the regular season and the playoffs following a pair of knee surgeries.nfl nike jerseys for cheap But four months after a season with so much potential was tossed into the "what might have been" basket and following an offseason conference shake-up that saw LeBron James head west to Los Angeles, Boston again finds itself in the…
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Spurs feel some relief with absence of Kawhi Leonard drama

Spurs feel some relief with absence of Kawhi Leonard drama

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"I was glad it was over," point guard Dejounte Murray said. "Everywhere I went, I couldn't really go anywhere [without] everybody asking me. Just all the drama, and the Spurs aren't used to drama. So it was weird for everybody in the world. It was a lot. Everywhere we went, you'd see on ESPN or First Take: 'Kawhi-Spurs, Kawhi-Spurs.' It was a lot of drama. We're just glad it's over with, and we get to go into training camp with no drama, new guys, exciting guys. This is going to be a fun year."cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping The relationship between Leonard and the Spurs deteriorated last season over treatment of his quadriceps injury. He reportedly felt that the team mishandled it and then didn't support him when he…
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Brett Brown: Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz adding range

Brett Brown: Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz adding range

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Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are expected this season to join the 76ers' "Big Three."nike nfl jerseys cheap china No, not as franchise cornerstones -- the No. 1 draft picks were already part of that trio with All-Star center Joel Embiid. But as long-distance shooters, Simmons and Fultz went 0-for-the season on 3s; Simmons, the NBA rookie of the year, missed all 11 attempts, and Fultz went 0-for-1. Sixers coach Brett Brown said Tuesday that both players have put in the work needed on their jumpers, though neither player will ever become defined by his work beyond the arc. Brown said Fultz took about 150,000 shots this summer under the tutelage of trainer Drew Hanlen. Simmons has worked with his brother, Liam, a former college basketball assistant coac Simmons attempted…
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Jimmy Butler’s trade demand ignites feud between Stephen Jackson, Andrew Wiggins

Jimmy Butler’s trade demand ignites feud between Stephen Jackson, Andrew Wiggins

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Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler formally requested a trade Wednesday -- and that set off a series of events that eventually involved former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Minnesota small forward Andrew Wiggins and Andrew's brother Nick Wiggins.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Butler and Andrew Wiggins have been teammates for only one season, as Minnesota head coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen to the Chicago Bulls to acquire Butler. Thibodeau, who coached Butler in Chicago from 2011 until 2015, was tasked with working with former top overall picks Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns to end a postseason drought that reached a league-long 13 seasons. And it worked! Even though Butler was available for only 59 games, the Timberwolves…
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