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The case for Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry's elusive All-Defence selection | NBA.com Canada | The official site of the NBA

The case for Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry's elusive All-Defence selection | NBA.com Canada | The official site of the NBA

Show Playerhas one All-NBA selection and six All-Star selections to his name, but he has never made an All-Defensive Team.Yes, you read that correctly — Kyle Lowry has never been All-Defence. Believe me, it shocked me too.Lowry has been showing out on the defensive end for the since he's arrived. He's turned it up a notch over the last couple of seasons becoming a known pest to opposing players. And the results have shown up in the team's defensive rating. Toronto has finished with a top-five defence each of the two previous seasons. This year, they have the second-best defensive rating in...

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Adebayo thinking about financial future as restart looms | NBA.com

Adebayo thinking about financial future as restart looms | NBA.com

Tim Reynolds | The Associated PressBam Adebayo is among 5 players who could graduate from rookie contracts to extensions worth in excess of $100 million.Bam Adebayo thinks injuries could be more prevalent than usual when the NBA gets back on the floor next month, given the demands that will be on players’ bodies after a long layoff.Miami’s All-Star center is also thinking about the financial risks.Adebayo confirmed Tuesday that he is among five players — a group who could soon graduate from rookie contracts to extensions worth in excess of $100 million — seeking assurances from the NBA...

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It's Official: NBA Plans To Restart Season In July At Disney World Orlando | Portland Trail Blazers

It's Official: NBA Plans To Restart Season In July At Disney World Orlando | Portland Trail Blazers

The NBA officially has a plan to restart the 2019-20 regular season.After numerous reports came out over the last week detailing proposals about when and where the NBA might resume, the league announced Saturday morning that they are in talks with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the season at their expansive property outside of Orlando."The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in...

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Film Study: How Lou Williams affects Clippers' offense, defense | NBA.com

Film Study: How Lou Williams affects Clippers' offense, defense | NBA.com

John SchuhmannLou Williams is key to the Clippers' offense. But is he too much of a liability on defense?If the 2019-20 season returns at the end of this hiatus, we may head straight to playoff basketball. And given the strangeness of this season, playoff basketball may be determined by matchups more than ever. Matchups obviously aren't just about who's guarding whom at the start of a possession. Especially in the playoffs, the offense will try to dictate matchups themselves, setting screens to pit their most potent scorer against the opponent's most vulnerable defender.At the same time, if...

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John Wall Family Foundation launches "202 Assist" rent assistance program to help Ward 8 residents impacted by pandemic | Washington Wizards

John Wall Family Foundation launches "202 Assist" rent assistance program to help Ward 8 residents impacted by pandemic | Washington Wizards

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD - AUGUST 3: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards poses for a photo with fans at his sixth annual Family Foundation Backpack Giveaway on August 3, 2019 at Dave & Busters in Capitol Heights, Maryland.Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty ImagesVisit www.202assist.com to donate; all monies benefit families in need in Southeast DCWASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2020)–Washington Wizards All-Star guard John Wall, in collaboration with the John Wall Family Foundation (JWFF), announced today the launch of the “202 Assist” program. 202 Assist is aimed at providing rent assistance to Ward 8...

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Shawn Marion: Versatility Ahead of His Time | Phoenix Suns

Shawn Marion: Versatility Ahead of His Time | Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns’ ‘Seven Seconds or Less’ era revolutionized the game of basketball forever due to their quick pace, three-point shooting and constant movement. But the team’s identity wasn’t the only thing ahead of it’s time. The versatility of four-time All-Star Shawn Marion was something unseen in the league as he modernized the sport by introducing what’s now commonly known as position-less basketball.On a team that featured two-time MVP Steve Nash running the show and an athletic monster in Amar’e Stoudemire dominating the paint, Marion worked as the glue to bring it all together as...

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Fulton County & Atlanta Hawks Partnering to Transform State Farm Arena into Georgia’s Largest-Ever Voting Precinct for August Runoff and November’s General Elections | Atlanta Hawks

Fulton County & Atlanta Hawks Partnering to Transform State Farm Arena into Georgia’s Largest-Ever Voting Precinct for August Runoff and November’s General Elections | Atlanta Hawks

The Award-Winning Venue Will Provide Staffing and a Safe, Accessible Location for All Registered Fulton County Residents to Vote in August Runoff Elections and Early Voting for November’s General ElectionATLANTA –- Fulton County is partnering with the Atlanta Hawks to create Georgia’s largest-ever voting precinct at State Farm Arena, starting with early voting on July 20 for the Georgia General Primary Runoff Election on August 11. This unique partnership will allow tens of thousands of voters to cast their ballots for upcoming elections while maintaining CDC-recommended social distancing...

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Memphis Grizzlies to distribute 20,000 ‘Believe Memphis’ face masks throughout the community | Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies to distribute 20,000 ‘Believe Memphis’ face masks throughout the community | Memphis Grizzlies

Grizz Den at FedExForum reopens July 9 as distribution point‘Believe Memphis,’ an expression core to the ethos of the Memphis Grizzlies, has come to serve as a rallying cry for the city at large, so there was no better phrase to feature on 20,000 cloth face masks the team is putting into circulation within the greater Memphis community. Beginning Monday, June 29, fans and residents will have the opportunity to obtain one of the face masks through a variety of channels including , and . In addition, the Grizzlies will deliver 4,000 face masks to front line workers and delivery drivers to...

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Kevin Love commits $500,000 to UCLA’s mental health effort | NBA.com

Kevin Love commits $500,000 to UCLA’s mental health effort | NBA.com

Tom Withers | The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kevin Love isn’t slowing down his push to raise mental health awareness.The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, who has been outspoken in his own struggles with panic attacks and anxiety, committed $500,000 through his foundation to UCLA’s psychology department on Monday. Love played one season for the Bruins (2007-08) and he’s helping his alma mater’s work in diagnosing, preventing, treating and destigmatizing anxiety and depression.Love’s gift came one day after he received the at the ESPYs for his efforts in mental health.“I hope one day we...

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NBA lays out specific plans for restart to teams, players | NBA.com

NBA lays out specific plans for restart to teams, players | NBA.com

Tim Reynolds | The Associated PressThe league and the NBPA have been working on the terms of how the restart will work for weeks.Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services.It only sounds like vacation.The NBA described very specific plans to players and teams for the restart on Tuesday, doing so in a memo and handbook both obtained by The Associated Press. With safety being of the foremost importance during the coronavirus pandemic,...

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