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Twitter Web App : Matisse Thybulle's aggressive, gambling style on defense has drawbacks, but the Sixers rookie has earned his spot in the rotation.

Derek Bodner on why the first-round pick looks ready — and why Zhaire Smith does not: theathletic.com/1289757/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : Zach LaVine had some strong comments today about his defense and his desire to take his game to another level theathletic.com/1293215/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : ☑️ Weight room
☑️ Nutrition
☑️ Skill work
☑️ Video work
☑️ Mental work

Rod Boone has some great details about how the Hornets are focusing on building a winning culture with player development:

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iPhone : Once again -- My first crack at a mailbag is coming soon. The bag is open and accepting questions: theathletic.com/1288914/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : ICYMI: Atlantic division preview and picks. Boston's new look, where does Toronto go from here, and more theathletic.com/1290137/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : Zach LaVine is on a mission, Coby White’s best chance at early success and the mystery man who became the biggest surprise of this Bulls preseason. theathletic.com/1291775/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : Yes, Kawhi and PG are the shiny new additions that the new Clippers universe will revolve around.

But the preseason has shown that this team will still need heavy doses of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell to survive offensively The Athletic LA: theathletic.com/1290273/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : I’ve written about 50,000 words and covered 10 teams so far in the NBA Rookie Scale Prospect Rankings. Full breakdowns on HOU, GSW, WAS, MIL, OKC, CHA, DET, POR, LAL, and LAC: theathletic.com/1255114/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : Were BACK!

Our first (classic) NBA season preview podcast is up! MVP predictions, West playoff race, must-watch LP teams + more!

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iPhone : In the middle of the NBA/China controversy, commissioner Adam Silver met with the Lakers and Nets. LeBron James had a clear message for everyone in the room, followed by a players-only meeting. NBA Insider Shams Charania with the behind the scenes story⬇️

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Twitter Web App : So, I’m changing jobs at The Athletic. Starting today, I’m covering the Lakers alongside Bill Oram in a job that will also see me giving Jovan Buha some assists on the Clippers.

A little more about the move:
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iPhone : Reporting on The Athletic HQ: Inside the chaotic week for Lakers, Nets and NBA amid China conflict — including spirited dialogue between Adam Silver and the players, and a LeBron James-led players-only meeting among both teams. theathletic.com/1281993/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : “You can be the best rebounder in the world.”

How Jarred Vanderbilt shifted his mindset to nurture an elite skill, a talent that could make him a piece of the puzzle for the Nuggets in the not-too-distant future: theathletic.com/1291136/2019/1…

Twitter Web App : There has been intrigue surrounding rookie Goga Bitadze since draft night. But he couldn’t make it to Summer League, didn’t play in India and didn’t play Friday.

Finally, at #PacersFanJam, fans were able to see him play (and sing).

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Twitter Web App : “I have never cheated to get a player.”

There’s a lot of lottery picks swearing by Kenny Payne in this story, but we also addressed the elephant in the room.

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