Pacific Division 2013-14 Team-by-Team Season Previews

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Attention Lakers fans: Andrew Wiggins’ first game for Kansas is Oct. 29 against Pittsburg State. A couple weeks later, he goes up against Mike Krzyzewski and Duke at the Champions Classic in Chicago. He could be all yours, Lakers Nation, if the ping-pong balls drop correctly. And pick your own theory about which superstar free agent is going to come running to play alongside him and Kobe Bryant. We have heard all the speculation – everyone from LeBron James (ain’t happening)

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Evening News: Kobe progressing nicely; Knicks-Nets rivalry heating up; Dirk off to a healthy start

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In today’s NBA news, Kobe Bryant is healing nicely from his torn Achilles, the Knicks-Nets rivalry is quickly gaining steam, and Dirk Nowitzki looks to be healthy heading into training camp. Black Mamba right on track According to the Los Angeles Daily News, future Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant has been running at 75 percent of his body weight on a treadmill, and looks to be a few weeks away from advancing to full-weight bearing running. This is music to the ears of all Lakers’

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

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When 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

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

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There 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,

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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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The 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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Evening News: Kobe expected to miss preseason; Clips may invite Arenas to camp; T-Mac to the NFL?

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It was quite the day for NBA superstars from the mid-2000s. Making headlines, the Lakers updated the public on Kobe Bryant’s rehab, the Clippers consider taking a flyer on Gilbert Arenas and Tracy McGrady takes to Twitter to campaign for a workout with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kobe still expected to miss preseason Mike Breshanan of the Los Angeles Times reports Kobe Bryant continues to excel in his rehab assignments. Regardless, the 15-time all star is still expected to miss the entire preseason

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