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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Catching Up With Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum talked about how his three-point shooting has opened up things for him, Portland’s recent 10-4 streak, being a young player but a vocal leader this season, and the reason for the dip in his field goal percentage this season.

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Catching Up With Klay Thompson

The Golden State Warriors (15-8) are currently ranked 5th in the Western Conference, despite being without Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush. Second-year guard Klay Thompson took a moment to talk about their success this season and his evolving role with the team.

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Catching Up With Vince Carter

Confession: I’ve always been a fan of Vince Carter.

Sure, the way he left Toronto stung a little, but it’s been nine years and I’ve gotten over it. However, it appears that fans in Toronto haven’t. Last night boos rained down on Carter like thunder every time he touched the ball. Sitting in the gondola listening to this all unfold all I could think about is how great it would be to have Carter return for a season to mentor Toronto’s younger players and allow the fans to get over their hurt and anger.

After the game I was able to talk with him about becoming a veteran leader, how he is mentoring OJ Mayo, how much he loved his time playing for Toronto and the possibility of getting his number retired.

I attempted to ask him about returning for a season to mentor Toronto’s young players and fix things with fans, but he misheard my question.

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Catching Up With Alvin Gentry

Alvin Gentry chatted with me about the changes in his roster this season, the growth of Markeiff Morris and what he is looking for from Michael Beasley.

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Catching Up With Leandro Barbosa

Leandro Barbosa discussing the contribution’s everyone must make, the Boston coaching staff giving him confidence, and making an impact during games.

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Catching Up With Gary Neal

Gary Neal chatted with me about the Spurs not stealing a lot of headlines, what veterans on the team he is learning from and what Gregg Popovich has meant to his growth on and off the court.

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