Dante Exum to come off the bench for Australia in World Cup

 Dante Exum to come off the bench for Australia in World Cup Dante Exum

Earlier this year, Dante Exum was playing Australian high school basketball.

Though he’s competed internationally and made a mark in summer league (not completely positive), Exum is still a mystery by top-five-pick standards.

So, I was particularly looking forward to watching him in the World Cup. I figured he’d have a huge role playing for Australia, not exactly a powerhouse.

But the Jazz guard won’t take over Team Australia.

Roy Ward of The Sydney Morning Herald:

coach Andrej Lemanis is expected to bring Exum off the bench, charging his young star with using his speed and athleticism to make an impact.

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova and Besiktas swingman Ryan Broekhoff are expected to start in the guard positions.

Lemanis has both started Exum and played him off the bench during the team’s lead-up games.

Exum, at times, has stood out offensively but he has also struggled to get over the many screens which are set during international play.

Lemanis said Exum would likely come off the bench but every game would present a different challenge for the team and the player.

“Having Dante come off the bench and make an impact is something which is good for us,” Lemanis said.

“He can change the pace of the game and with the initial energy out of the game, he can find his feet a bit easier and be more effective for this team.”

This could be a strategic decision to balance the starting lineup and bench, or Exum, 19, just might not be ready to start.

I’m a big Dellavedova fan, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s better than Exum right now. Broekhoff… I’m not so sure.

Hopefully, Exum still gets plenty of playing time. I want to get a better idea what all the fuss is about.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova, Utah Jazz

Source

Tags:

01

09 2014

Manu Ginobili gets statue of himself in Argentina

Vieja: no me recibí de médico, pero me hicieron una estatua en Buenos Aires! #TomáMate. http://t.co/s4BoygRXpm—
Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 29, 2014

Manu Ginobili is likely done playing for Argentina. He’s not in Spain to play in the World Cup this year, his recovery from a stress fracture in his leg had not come along far enough (Ginobili admitted there is still pain) and so the Spurs shut him down.

But he is still a legend in Argentina, the best basketball player that country has ever produced. So they gave him a statue, something he tweeted out.

The statue is in Buenos Aires, in case you were looking to travel to get your picture with it. Although, from this photo, not sure about that likeness. Maybe it’s better in person.

The San Antonio Express News doesn’t really have any other details, but glad they noticed this.

Tags: Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs

Source

Tags:

01

09 2014

Manu Ginobili gets statue of himself in Argentina

Vieja: no me recibí de médico, pero me hicieron una estatua en Buenos Aires! #TomáMate. http://t.co/s4BoygRXpm—
Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 29, 2014

Manu Ginobili is likely done playing for Argentina. He’s not in Spain to play in the World Cup this year, his recovery from a stress fracture in his leg had not come along far enough (Ginobili admitted there is still pain) and so the Spurs shut him down.

But he is still a legend in Argentina, the best basketball player that country has ever produced. So they gave him a statue, something he tweeted out.

The statue is in Buenos Aires, in case you were looking to travel to get your picture with it. Although, from this photo, not sure about that likeness. Maybe it’s better in person.

The San Antonio Express News doesn’t really have any other details, but glad they noticed this.

Tags: Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs

Source

Tags:

01

09 2014

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks live streaming September 01, 2014

MLB, Arizona v San Diego, Monday,


MLB San Diego Padres San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks live streaming September 01, 2014 vs San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks live streaming September 01, 2014 MLB Arizona Diamondbacks San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks live streaming September 01, 2014

Read the rest of this entry →

01

09 2014

Live stream Baltimore Orioles – Minnesota Twins baseball September 01, 2014

MLB, Minnesota Twins – Baltimore Orioles, Monday,


MLB Baltimore Orioles Live stream Baltimore Orioles   Minnesota Twins baseball September 01, 2014 vs Live stream Baltimore Orioles   Minnesota Twins baseball September 01, 2014 MLB Minnesota Twins Live stream Baltimore Orioles   Minnesota Twins baseball September 01, 2014

Read the rest of this entry →

01

09 2014

Live streaming Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers tv watch

MLB, Texas Rangers – Kansas City Royals, Monday,


MLB Kansas City Royals Live streaming Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers tv watch vs Live streaming Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers tv watch MLB Texas Rangers Live streaming Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers tv watch

Read the rest of this entry →

01

09 2014

Derrick Rose with explosive crossover, two handed jam on Finland (VIDEO)

Sure, Finland plays about as much defense as you see in my Monday night pick-up games, that was still an impressive move by Derrick Rose.

Rose looked like his vintage self against Finland in the USA’s World Cup opening win, finishing with 12 points. Rose was explosive and looked the best we have seen since the USA’s tune-up game in Chicago against Brazil.

The real question with Rose is how he feels the next day. (A question that will be asked again and again all season.) We’ll see how much he plays and how he looks against Turkey on Sunday, but on Saturday Rose looked good again.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose

Source

31

08 2014

Manny Pacquiao wants to sign Metta World Peace to his Filipino team

 Manny Pacquiao wants to sign Metta World Peace to his Filipino team Eight-time world boxing champion Manny P

Manny Pacquiao, better known for his boxing, also serves as player-coach of a basketball team in the Philippines.

Pacquiao the coach has obviously realized he’ll need better players than just his 5-foot-6 self.

So, he’s courting Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest. (Do we call him The Pandas Friend yet?)

Abac Cordero of The Philippine Star:

Pacquiao said if Artest’s schedule permits, he would talk him into playing in the PBA. He sounded so confident of his plan.

“Okay yun. Kaibigan ko yun (He’s my friend),” said Pacquiao of the 6-foot-7 star, who showed up in a press conference in Beverly Hills to announce the Filipino’s fight against Miguel Cotto in 2009.

“Kailangan namin ng magaling na import (We need a good import),” he added.

The big hang-up: World Peace/Pandas Friend has already struck a deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales in China. Does that contract have an out clause? Is Pacquiao comfortable waiting until the Chinese season ends?

There’s a lot to sort out, but Pacquiao is a congressman, for goodness sakes. If we can’t trust him to solve this crisis, who can we trust?

For World Peace/Pandas Friend, it must be nice to know how many suitors he has for his services – even if none of them are in the NBA. He’s certainly done well to boost his profile and lengthen his career.

Source

Tags: ,

31

08 2014

Watch Shanxi Zhongyu – Jiangsu Dragons Live 8/31/2014

Basketball Club Friendly, Shanxi Zhongyu – Jiangsu Dragons, Sunday,

CBA Shanxi Zhongyu Watch Shanxi Zhongyu   Jiangsu Dragons Live 8/31/2014
CBA Jiangsu Dragons Watch Shanxi Zhongyu   Jiangsu Dragons Live 8/31/2014

Read the rest of this entry →

31

08 2014

James Harden on Kobe Bryant return: “He’s 20-year-old Kobe”

It’s one of the interesting questions heading into the 2014-15 NBA season — what Kobe Bryant are we going to see?

James Harden said he knows Kobe has been putting in the work… but we all knew Kobe would put in the work. That was never the question, it is how his body will respond. Harden thinks well.

“We talk and he’s ready. He’s 20-year-old Kobe. It’s going to be a crazy environment.”

Kobe has said that he’s had to adjust his game, that he doesn’t move the same way and his explosivness will not be the same, but that can be made up for with smart play. That’s the goal — efficiency. Bryant can do that.

He’s not going to be 20-year-old Kobe bouncing out of the gym, but if he’s close to 2012 pre-injury Kobe the Lakers would take it.

Hat tip to Lakers Nation.

Tags: Houston Rockets, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Source

Tags:

31

08 2014



Powered by Yahoo! Answers