The NBA preseason is about to hit full swing and the start of the regular season is less than three weeks away. With the 2015-16 campaign on the horizon, teams and players are preparing for the start of the season.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• Houston Rockets guard James Harden told NBA.com’s Fran Blinebury that he believes he should have earned the 2015 MVP award over Stephen Curry. “I am the best player in the league. I believe that,” Harden said.
• The Minnesota Timberwolves are “absolutely” planning to start Zach LaVine at shooting guard this year, interim head coach Sam Mitchell said. LaVine would get the starting position over Kevin Martin.
• San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge was forced to sit out of practice with leg tightness Tuesday, something he didn’t want to do. Head coach Gregg Popovich told the power forward, “Welcome to the Spurs. Go sit.”
• The Detroit Pistons may have interest in Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris, reports Detroit Free Press beat writer Vince Ellis. Morris was upset when Phoenix traded his brother to the Pistons, but has changed his tune since then.
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- Tom Downey