Catching Up With Patrick Patterson

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Patrick Patterson chatted with me after the win against the Indiana Pacers about Toronto matching Indiana’s physical style of play, playing time being like oxygen, Toronto’s chemistry as a team, adjusting to playing on a new team and being blessed to play for a Kentucky head coach.

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Catching Up With Amir Johnson

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Amir Johnson talked with the media about matching Indiana’s physical style of play, the impact the fans had on the game tonight, and the good groove the team finds itself in.

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Catching Up With DeMar DeRozan

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DeMar DeRozan talked with me about becoming a closer in the fourth quarter, matching Indiana’s physical style of play and tonight being a measuring stick playing against one of the top teams in the NBA.

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Catching Up With Bradley Beal

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I was able to chat with Bradley Beal about Washington’s slow start to the season, tough defensive assignments and the role his faith in God plays in his life.

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Casey Talks About Growth Of Ross

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Dwane Casey chatted with me about the improved focus of Terrence Ross, being impressed with how he’s getting at it on the defensive end and how you gently push young players along.

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Ray Allen Talks About “The Shot”

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In Game 6 of the NBA Finals last June, Ray Allen hit one of the biggest shots in the history of the NBA.

Security was taping off the court for the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate winning an NBA Championship when Chris Bosh tipped the ball to Allen who hit a dagger to send the game into overtime.

When Allen was in Toronto last night for a game against the Raptors I was able to talk with him about this shot, why he doesn’t have a sweet spot on the court and he explained how “movement is life” for any basketball player.

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In The Scrum With Erik Spoelstra

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Erik Spoelstra talked with the media about how his team will adjust with Chris Bosh out of the line-up, Dwyane Wade’s big impact on Miami’s stingy defense, the Miami Dolphins, and Toronto’s growth so far this season.

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Catching Up With Avery Bradley

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Avery Bradley talked with me about if he has any nerves on opening night, the unique situation he finds himself in Boston’s starting five, and his thoughts so far on Brad Stevens.

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DeRozan’s Confidence Is Soaring

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DeMar DeRozan talked with me about his confidence being the highest it’s ever been and how much fun he’s had toying with defenders during the preseason.

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Catching Up With Corey Brewer

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I was able to chat with Corey Brewer about being back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team being a sleeper pick in the Western Conference this season, why he’s hoping for some redemption during his second stint with the team and how he has grown and evolved as a player since he last played for the Wolves.

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Catching Up With Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau talked about the mental toughness of his team overcoming injury issues all season and the growth of Jimmy Butler.

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Rus Bradburd Talks About “Make It, Take It”

Rus Bradburd talked with me about his new book, “Make It, Take It” and why he hung onto this book idea despite having to put this book idea on hold while writing his first two books. He talked about how this book was a way for him to reflect on his experience coaching college basketball, the recent problems involving Rutgers and what it was like to construct a character with serious character flaws but one that you couldn’t help but root for.

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Catching Up With John Wall

John Wall chatted with me about the balance between looking for his own shot and getting his teammates enough touches, his confidence being the highest it’s been in the NBA and how vets like Nene and Emeka Okafor have made the game easier for him.

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Catching Up With Dwane Casey

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Dwane Casey chatted with me about the bump in confidence for Jonas Valanciunas and how tough it is to scheme for a point guard like John Wall.

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Catching Up With Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague talked with me about having the best season of his career, learning from veteran teammates, and being given more freedom from Larry Drew.

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