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Certainly they’ll try to cost-cut before then but if they win a title as is? How far will the Buss family go to keep winning championships?
Kevin Love has already established himself as one of the best players in the NBA, but his frontcourt mate Nikola Pekovic needs to use a promising 2012 season to springboard to bigger and better things this season. Analyzing the roster, it’s apparent that the talent is there in Minnesota to make some serious noise in the West this season.
Kobe Bryant recently mentioned that his next two seasons may be his last. During that same interview, Kobe offered a light critic of Dwight Howard’s personality and style of play:
''We've probably only put in 35 or 40 percent of (the offense) we're going to put in,'' Brown said. ''It's still going to take some time for these guys to understand.''
"We've got a guy who can play above the rim, which we haven't had in years," Bynum said. "It makes the game that much more easy, just his presence out there on the court."
Aldridge, 27, is starting his seventh season with the Blazers. He's averaging 17.8 points and 7.5 rebounds for his career, but last season he averaged 21.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting a career-high 51.2 percent. And he made his first All-Star team.
“Early on, that’s basically the toughest part, who and what you’re supposed to do,” Patterson said. “This team has so many new faces, everyone is pretty much hungry and they’re determined to try and get as much playing time as possible, so it seems like a battle almost every single day. We got some great talents on this team, we got some great youth on this team and we can utilize that while on the court. So as far as names go, we pretty much knew everybody within a week, so that part was handled. But as far as on the court and working out, trying to utilize our strengths, personal development and player development, we work on that every single day and so far it’s good.”
The Toronto Raptors traveled to Rama, Ontario on Sunday to put on an intrasquad scrimmage game at the Casino Rama Entertainment Center. It was to be a fun filled afternoon for the fans that raised some money for the Raptors’ charity, the MLSE Team Up Foundation, and let the team get in a little more work prior to the start of the season on Wednesday.