Mind the Process. The 76ers are headed to London.
Philadelphia will face the Boston Celtics in a regular-season game at the O2 Arena on Jan. 11, the NBA announced Thursday.
The hip is great. It’s going well, he said at his annual basketball clinic at Boston University. Rehabbing it, but it’s going well. It’s a real slow rehab process, but it’s getting better and that’s what it’s all about.
The decision was to sit and rest, and get my legs stronger, get my muscle back working again, Thomas said. We’re just going to try to get to 100 percent as quick as possible.
I’ve been resting. That was the game plan when my season was over. To rest and stay off it as much as possible to see how it reacts. It’s reacted well, it’s just going to take some time.
The words of the loquacious forward directed at Paul Pierce during an epic trash-talking session last season fit the former No. 1 overall pick like a fine, tailored European suit.
Chief among Irving’s reasons for wanting out: the desire to be the focal point of a team’s offense. He also reportedly doesn’t want to play with James anymore. James, who’s been in North Carolina along with the rest of his family as his sons participate in a national youth basketball tournament, was, as Windhorst put it, blindsided by the news.
Granted, there could be much more to this than meets the eye. After all, Dan Gilbert still owns the Cavaliers. Signing Jeff Green and Jose Calderon and re-signing Kyle Korver have been the only moves Cleveland has made this summer. Meanwhile, the Celtics, the Cavaliers’ biggest competition in the Eastern Conference, added All-Star small forward Gordon Hayward (21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists per game) to a team that won 53 games last year.