Tweet of the Night: Chris Kaman explains why he has been on a twitter hiatus

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Chris KamanWhen the Los Angeles Lakers lost their prized center Dwight Howard to free agency, they didn’t wait long to find a replacement, signing Chris Kaman to a one-year deal just a few days later.

In Kaman, they have a completely different type of talent – one that has the potential to thrive in a wide-open offense like Mike D’Antoni’s. He has a wide range of weapons, including various post moves and a reliable jump shot. His playing time has been spotty over the past two season with the New Orleans Hornets and Dallas Mavericks. Given a more definitive role, Kaman still has the ability to be one of the better offensive centers in the league. Paired with a motivated Pau Gasol in the frontcourt, the two could make for a very intriguing duo in the upcoming season.

SH Blog: Derrick Rose gained 10 pounds of muscle, says he is more explosive and a lot quicker

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Derrick RoseThere were a few notable players from last season who barely saw, if at all, any playing time due to significant injuries. The immediate names that come to mind are Andrew Bynum, Derrick Rose and Danny Granger. How these players return from their year-long absence in the upcoming season is obviously critical for the success of their respective teams.

With training camps fast-approaching, there is still a sense of uncertainty when you think of some of those names. Bynum, in particular, is nowhere near ready for the preseason, which is of great concern: his status is essentially the same as where it was all of last season. Granger still hasn’t given much of an update on how his knee has progressed (more on him below) either. So what about Rose? 

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Evening News: Pacers will lock up Paul George; Westbrook may not be 100% for start of year; Ankles won’t be a concern for D-Will

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In today’s NBA news, the Pacers will look to sign all-star Paul George to an extension, Russell Westbrook may not be his superstar self to begin the year, and Deron Williams should be good to go for opening night.

Tweet of the Day: EuroBasket Quarters Produce Great Friday Semis Matchup

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The quarterfinal round of EuroBasket ’13 began Wednesday.

With only six available spaces for the 2014 World Cup, seven of the remaining eight teams are battling it out to make it to the Spain next year.

SH Blog: How Important Are Kobe’s Offseason Workouts? Andrew Bynum Could Miss Training Camp; Gilbert Arenas Could Workout For Clippers

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kobeinjuryThe separation between talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel.

In life and in sports.

Either way, talent is natural. You either have it or you don’t.

Skill is different. Skill can only be developed by hours and hours of working on your craft.

Hours. And hours. And hours.

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