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According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Joe Harris already 100 percent heading to training camp after playing only 14 games last season. Harris has had two procedures on his left ankle, the last of which was in March 2022.

“He’s doing great. He’s great,” Priority Sports founder Mark Bartelstein told The Post. “He is 100 percent. He’s in a great place.”

Bartelstein added that Harris has already been involved in 5-on-5 training with contact, so he should be able to hit the ground running when Brooklyn opens camp. And they’re sure to welcome him with open arms as Harris’ shot will be key if the Nets can unlock. Ben Simmons.

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FROM Kevin Duran, Kyrie Irving, Seth Curry and Harris, all of whom are able to position the floor at a high level, there is reason to be optimistic that this might suit Simmons really well. At least on paper.

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Harris has shot 43.9% from deep throughout his career, but he’s been shooting over 46% for two years in a row and is still in his prime. Nett’s longest running player, Harris has been the Lakers’ target this offseason, but there’s a reason Brooklyn wanted to keep an elite shooter. “I know he is someone they value at the highest level,” Bartelstein said. “There is no doubt about that.

Kyrie Irving will still be able to play games in Toronto this year.

Irving and other unvaccinated athletes, including Bradley Beal — were subject to a 14-day quarantine in accordance with the policy that applied to all visitors entering the country. However, Canada is about to drop its vaccine requirements. something reported by the Toronto Globe and Mail and confirmed, among others, by the Associated Press.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is due to sign this, but this is expected to happen.

While the impact of these policies on professional sports has been making headlines, airlines and other travel industries have been pushing for a change for some time.

Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving still considers herself an activist on the vaccination front and tweeted about it this week.

In a world with so many horrific examples of genocide, declaring vaccination to be the biggest violation of human rights in history seems desperately sad. More than 6.5 million people have died worldwide from COVID-19, and more than 1 million of them have occurred in the United States. The vaccine has proven to be largely safe and effective, and has saved lives.

Victor Wembanyama has no control over which NBA team he goes to training camp with in a year – that will determine the lottery ping-pong ball. The 7-foot-4 French prodigy is the clear No. 1 consensus at the top of the 2023 NBA draft boards and is considered a potential player of a generation.

But in a wise statement to the 18-year-old, he said that landing with the right franchise is more important to him than being #1, even though he would like to be picked first. From an interview with Uembanyama during the press session of the French Basketball League: courtesy of BasketNews.com.

“The most interesting thing is to always find an organization that will take care of the project and the player. So it’s better to be second, third or 20th in the draft if you have a better career after that,” he explained. “I don’t know if it’s pride, there’s a part of me [of me] it means that there should be no one in front of me.”

Chances are there’s no one ahead of him (although G League Ignite’s defenseman Scoot Henderson is also considered a potential cornerstone player for the franchise, with 2023 generally seen as a strong pick at the top). The only thing that could make a difference is an injury: Wembanyama is 7ft 4in and weighs only 209lbs. This is the same problem that teams had about Chet Holmgren is going into the draft this year and is now out of action with an accidental foot injury. Wembanyama had serious injuries and did not play at EuroBasket due to injuries.

“It doesn’t bother me,” Wembanyama said of his injury history. “I didn’t have any serious injuries, which is reassuring. We know that in the NBA [medical] support is the best, light years away. So there is no cause for concern.”

NBA fans will get the chance to see Wembanyama and Henderson face off when his Paris-based Metropolitans 92 team faces the G-League Ignite in two games outside of Las Vegas in early October. Those two games are unlikely to change the top of the draft board, but if Wembanyama falls off that top spot for some reason, he doesn’t mind.

As long as he is in the right place for his career.

Robert Williams underwent knee surgery last March and returned to the playoffs playing with a sore knee that swelled up during the NBA Finals: a knee to make sure I run,” and he played well. It was hoped that during the off-season, one of the favorites for Defensive Player of the Year would be ready for the start of the Celtics’ season.

But Williams is currently out of training camp and possibly the start of the season because he needs a knee replacement, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Surgery is scheduled for this week. The Celtics will open the season on October 18 at home against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. While it’s entirely possible that Williams could return for this game, the Celtics would be wise to take their time with a crucial part of their defense for the October game when what really matters to this team starts in April. Boston learned the hard way last season about what happens when players wear out in the postseason, the focus will be on keeping the Celtics core players fresh for this playoff.

Williams averaged 10 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last season, but his biggest contribution was defensively against the Celtics…



Source: nba.nbcsports.com

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