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Will the Lakers turn Russell Westbrook into a sixth man? Biggest questions facing Lakers in pivotal 2022-23 season

With a new season on the horizon, the Lakers are doing everything in their power to make a nightmarish 2021-22 campaign a distant memory. Less than two years after hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy in 2020, the Lakers convene for training camp in 2022 with more questions than certainties. LA enters the 2022-23 season with a new head coach, 13 new players on its roster and just two players remaining from its championship team: LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
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What you need to know about the Raptors' training camp roster: Toronto's full team, potential cuts, preseason schedule

The 2022-23 season officially begins for the Raptors on Monday with the opening of media day and training camp. For the second time in the franchise's history, the Raptors will hold training camp at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Training camp will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. 1 and will be followed by five preseason games, two of which will take place in Edmonton and Montreal as part of the NBA Canada Series.
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Ruthless USA score 145 points to set Women’s Basketball World Cup record

A’ja Wilson and the US put on quite a show on Monday in Sydney, breaking the World Cup scoring mark in a record rout of South Korea. Brionna Jones scored 24 points and Wilson added 20 to help the US beat South Korea 145-69. Shakira Austin’s layup with nine seconds left helped the Americans break Brazil’s record of 143 points set in 1990.
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What JJ Redick’s expanded role will look like in ESPN’s NBA lineup

J.J. Redick is going to have a greatly expanded role on games and the NBA Draft as part of a new three-year deal that will cement him as a main part of ESPN’s NBA coverage, The Post has learned. Let’s look at what is on the horizon for Redick and ESPN Game broadcasts: Redick wanted to do more games, and that is exactly what is going to happen. He is contracted to call a minimum of 25 per year, which is fewer than analysts Jeff Van Gundy, Doris Burke or Mark Jackson, but it is a significant amount. ESPN was particularly impressed by...
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3 Takeaways from the Proposed End of the One-and-Done Era

College basketball is changing… and it’s changing fast. The NCAA passed the one time transfer rule in April of 2021. About three months later, players were able to start earning money off their name, image and likeness (NIL). These two things have changed college sports for the foreseeable future. When it comes to college basketball, the ‘free agency’ these two policy changes have created has caused over 1,500 college basketball players to transfer each of the past two off-seasons.
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Inside Ben Simmons' $13 Million 5,000-Square-Foot Brooklyn Condominium

Australian point guard Ben Simmons, who will soon make his debut with the Brooklyn Nets, is about to purchase a residence in the affluent Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn, according to reports. The three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star is looking at purchasing two units at the Olympia, a 33-story luxury...
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Jae Crowder to miss Phoenix Suns training camp as team works on trade

Jae Crowder and the Phoenix Suns have mutually agreed to work on a deal that sends Crowder elsewhere in a trade, according to reports. Crowder, 32, has played two seasons in Phoenix since joining in 2020 and made the NBA Finals in his first year with the Suns but came up short in six games to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Battle-Scarred Bucks Face Tall Odds For Early Part Of New NBA Season

The Milwaukee Bucks were bothered by the injury bug last season, and it appears this will continue until the early part of the 2022-23 NBA season. With training camp underway, some players were left to watch on the sidelines. One of them is a key piece in the rotation of...
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Dunc'd On: New York Knicks 2022-23 Season Outlook with Fred Katz and Jared Dubin; Cleveland Cavaliers 2022-23 Season Outlook with Chris Fedor

Knicks beatman Fred Katz of The Athletic joins Jared Dubin of FiveThirtyEight for the Knicks outlook. How do we feel about their decision not to pony up for Donovan Mitchell? Where does that leave the team going forward? Turning to this season, shouldn’t the Knicks be better this season anyway? Will the youngs play more? Can they finally get lineups on the floor that maximize every player’s skillset? Plus, the Knicks’ strengths and weaknesses, and our predictions for the season.
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New York Knicks: Should Evan Fournier or Quentin Grimes start at SG?

Should Quentin Grimes or Evan Fournier start at the shooting guard position for the New York Knicks?. With the NBA preseason knocking on the door and a highly motivated young stud like Quentin Grimes competing to hear his name called in the starting lineup of the New York Knicks, let’s dive into some statistics and evaluations to project who should be the better starting option at the shooting guard position for the Knickerbockers – Evan Fournier or Quentin Grimes?
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LeBron James Still Not Losing Hope In Carmelo Anthony

The Los Angeles Lakers have roster openings to fill, and most know that team's scoring department is one aspect that needs to be addressed. Pressed for budget, the franchise's options are limited as they can only offer a meager amount of money--something that may force the Lakers to lower expectations.
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