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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Catching Up With Shelvin Mack

Shelvin Mack talked about having a big game against the Pacers in front of his former coach, bouncing between the NBA and the D-League this season and how great it is to be a rotation guy on a team making a push for home-court advantage in the playoffs.

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Catching Up With Dwane Casey

Dwane Casey chatted with me about playing Toronto’s younger players more over the next few weeks, why Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas are poised to see more minutes, the growth DeMar DeRozan has shown this season, how players can become better defenders and what he wants to see Valanciunas work on to make the next step as a player.

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Catching Up With Mike Dunlap

Mike Dunlap talked with me about how big the win against Boston was for his team, the challenges of having a young roster and the impact Michael Jordan has with some of the players on the team.

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Catching Up With Mike Conley

I was able to chat with Mike Conley about the impact Tayshaun Prince has had on the team, how tough it is to lose a player like Rudy Gay and what it’s like integrating new faces during the season.

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Catching Up With Ryan Anderson

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Ryan Anderson chatted with me about his summer in China, the summer he spent in Mexico when he was in high school and how a bought of depression helped to solidify his faith.

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Catching Up With Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts talked with me about when he spent time in Toronto as a sophomore at Dayton, how his three years in Germany helped him to grow as a player, what having Monty Williams has meant to his growth as a point guard and why New Orleans was the perfect situation for him this season.

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Catching Up With Steph Curry

Steph Curry talked with me about the impact Jarrett Jack has had on him and the Warriors this season, how high his confidence is right and the Antoine Walker shimmy he busted out against Oklahoma City last week.

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Catching Up With Jarrett Jack

Jarrett Jack talked with me about how much fun it has been to play on a team that’s in the playoff mix and how Andrew Bogut’s return will help Golden State tighten things up on the defensive end.

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Catching Up With Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson chatted with me about the difference in his shooting percentages in wins and losses, the need for him to be more consistent shooting the ball, the impact Jarrett Jack has had on his development and how having the green light from Mark Jackson has helped him shake an early season shooting slump.

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Catching Up With Wayne Ellington

Can you imagine waking up from a nap to find 15 messages on your phone that you had been traded? That’s exactly what happened to Wayne Ellington last week. I was able to talk with him about how he found out he was traded from Memphis to Cleveland, how he is adjusting to his new team,what it’s like to be traded during the middle of an NBA season, living out of two bags of clothes and why Cleveland looks to be a great fit for him.

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