Ibaka got extended today. Does this mean Harden is on the way out?
Ibaka gets 4-year extension
The Houston Rockets are $1.9 million under but with a number of partial and non-guaranteed contracts on the books, Houston can find more spending power if need be. The Phoenix Suns are about $7.4 million under the cap while the Cavaliers have $9.9 million.
Lakers coach Mike Brown has absolutely no interest in the Lakers' preseason record, but World Peace and Gasol acknowledged they would prefer to start winning a few games. The players competing for jobs on Los Angeles' bench again struggled to score consistently, but Brown saw no particular importance in it.
"I'd definitely say blocking a shot because that turns into an extra possession for us," Drummond said. "That's when I get the dunks. Without the blocked shot, I get no dunk."
Drummond finished with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in 22:37.
"He's a finisher," Frank said. "We have a guy who can dunk. That's an added bonus. We're able to throw it up and he can go get it.i76
Frank would probably have been pleased to hear what Drummond said after the game.
"Tomorrow, I got to get better," he said. "Today's over."
One solid preseason game does not make you an NBA All-Star, but this one offered a glimpse of what could be an important, impact player for the Pistons in the not-too-distant future.-=]0-90
Playing with the Spurs, which included one start this fall, Curry averaged decent numbers: 8.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per contest. As a starter, against the Atlanta Hawks, Curry finished with 11 points and eight boards in 25 minutes of action.
A solid deep threat in college, Ross has NBA three-point range and a smooth stroke with a high release. Casey had specifically requested that the Raptors add more shooters this summer. Unfortunately for Ross, Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo honored Casey’s request in spades. The Raptors added several players who can knock down threes including Kyle Lowry, John Lucas III and Landry Fields