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    导出博客文章NEW YORK -- Kristaps Porzingis came to the NBA from Europe as a 7-footer with 3-point range, so the comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki were inevitable. Cheap Hawks Jerseys China .Jeff Hornacek figured the best way for Porzingis to play like Nowitzki was to play with Nowitzki.So the New York Knicks coach called Dallas coach Rick Carlisle in the offseason and asked if his veteran star would be open to working out with the second-year forward.Turns out, fraternizing with the enemy isnt only allowed, but some coaches even broker it.Most coaches, they want all the players in the league to do well, Hornacek said, and so when you have a young player like that, if you have a veteran on your team and somebody calls you up and says, `Hey, will this guy have him in his workouts, a lot of these guys get together anyway so its not that big a deal.Hornacek arranged similar tutoring when he was in Phoenix, getting big man Alex Len to work with the Spurs Tim Duncan. Carlisle wouldnt say if he ever made a request, but didnt think it was uncommon.Hey, things like this, theyre great stories in our game and its one of the reasons we have such a great game and the NBA is a family, Carlisle said.Nowitzki and Porzingis couldnt find time in their schedules, but may in the future. Perhaps Hornacek will even call again.Guys, especially the veteran guys, they like taking young guys kind of under their wing, showing them some tricks and hopefully maybe someday we can get Dirk to work with KP, Hornacek said.---HOWARD AND THE HAWKSAtlanta brought Dwight Howard in and let Al Horford leave, and traded Jeff Teague so Dennis Schroder could start.Most of the offseason focus was on how the Hawks changed, but for coach Mike Budenholzer, its more about how they stayed the same.The remainder of the roster is largely unchanged from the one that won a franchise-record 60 games two years ago and produced 108 victories over the last two seasons. So even after changing the point guard and center, perhaps the two most important positions on the floor, the Hawks are off to a 9-4 start that includes the only victory by a road team over NBA champion Cleveland.I think the thing weve been talking about since the first day of camp is we brought back 10 or 11 guys, too, so I think its been a great balance of continuity with some significant change, Budenholzer said.And when you have 10 or 11 guys that have played together for a couple of years and had some success, and understand what we want to do and whats important to us, I think you can integrate some changes, including a point guard and Dwight. Maybe it just made it a little more possible for us to hopefully do it, I guess, with the results were having so far.---The NBA season reaches the one-month mark this week. A look at some things to watch:ROLLING INTO THE WEEK: Golden State (seven straight wins) and San Antonio (five in a row) ride long winning streaks into the week but are still looking up in the West at the Los Angeles Clippers, who have the NBAs best record at 12-2.HIGH SCORERS IN HOUSTON: DeMar DeRozan and James Harden, two of the NBAs top scorers and the reigning Eastern and Western Conference players of the week, go head-to-head Wednesday in Houston.LUKES LAKERS: The Warriors will try to avenge a loss to their former assistant coach when they visit Los Angeles on Friday. Luke Waltons Lakers beat the Warriors 117-97 on Nov. 4, ending Stephen Currys NBA-record streak of 157 games with a 3-pointer.BATTLE ON THE BACKBOARDS: The NBAs top rebounders meet for the first time this season Wednesday when Miamis Hassan Whiteside, averaging 16.2 rebounds, tangles with Detroits Andre Drummond (13.8).---HAPPY THANKSGIVING: There are no games on Thursday, making Thanksgiving one of only three nights off during the NBA season. But Black Friday is stacked, with all 30 teams in action. The NBA also doesnt play on Christmas Eve or the night of the NCAA championship game, scheduled this season for Monday, April 3. Cheap Omari Spellman Jersey . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. Wholesale Hawks Jerseys . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. http://www.cheaphawksjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-kevin-huerter-jersey . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. After initial hesitation about playing in a day-night Test, South Africa are now anxious to begin preparations for their first fixture with the pink ball that will take place in Adelaide at the end of November. Although the match is the last in the three-Test tour, it is foremost on South Africas mind because their first practice match in Australia which starts on Saturday, will be played under lights and stand-in captain Faf du Plessis is excited about taking on the unknown.I havent faced or thrown the pink ball around so its all pretty new to me. It will be nice to see how it plays, du Plessis said. I know some of the guys have pink balls in their kit, especially the bowlers. Weve asked around a little bit and read the stuff other teams have been saying about the pink ball. Ive got no expectations of it. Im going in without any experience of it at all.With a ball that is expected to swing and conditions that should favour seamers, South Africa will likely go into the match without their most experienced batsman and will also need to prepare for that. AB de Villiers was ruled out of the tour after undergoing elbow surgery and even though he is holding out slim hope of being able to recover in time to play that game, du Plessis played down suggestions that de Villiers will rejoin them for the match.I dont think so. Hes just had an operation. Were not expecting it, du Plessis said. If it happens, great. If it doesnt, weve got some guys who are capable of putting in good performances.He wants to play. Its pink-ball Test cricket, and most of us in the team are not young pups anymore. ABs a very competitive guy and he wants to put himself out there against the best in the world. So Im assuming hell be in South Africa trying to get ready. But after a big operation like that and from the doctors reports that Ive read it doesnt seem likely that he will be fit.Instead, du Plessis will lead South Africa in the two matches before the day-night Test and probably also in Adelaide, where he can call on some happy memories as inspiration. On South Africas 2012 tour too Australia, du Plessis debuted at the Adelaide Oval and scored a stubborn century to save the game and keep the door open for an eventual 1-0 series win after a victory in the final Test at Perth where du Plessis top-scored in South Africas first innings with an unbeaten 78. Cheap Trae Young Jersey. He has since played 29 more Tests after that debut series and scored four more hundreds but still the first hundred remains the most special to him.I walked into the hotel and I had a massive smile on my face because I had such great memories, remembering that night after we saved the Test match, fantastic memories. That was the highlight of my career to date, he said. There was obviously the emotion of what went through that match but not just that. I remember drawing this match and moving on to the last one, where things completely changed for us as a team. Australia were dominant for the first two Tests and then moving into that last we finally had an opportunity to be on top.South Africa consider themselves in a confident position again because they have just come off a 5-0 victory over Australia in ODIs at home. Even though its a different format in a different place, their self-belief is soaring.We had an exceptional series. A lots been said about the Australian team but I felt we played consistently good cricket, and we take a lot of confidence from that, du Plessis said. We by no means think well rock up here in Australia and itll be easy. It never is. Australia in Australia is as hard as the Indian team in India. Theyre an extremely competitive team and well have to play good cricket to compete with them but the performances we had in South Africa does bring us here a little bit more confident.South Africa will play two two-day warm-up matches ahead of the first Test in Perth with the first of those beginning on October 22 in Adelaide. They will have another practice game between the second and third Tests, under lights, in Melbourne. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '
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