Ahhhh, they bonded
Although the workouts were volunteer, New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis got a chance to work against San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan while a majority of his New Orleans’ teammates met their objective to build chemistry last week.
Unable to use their practice facility at the Alario Center because it was used as a Hurricane Isaac food stamp card distribution site, Hornets players paid their own lodging expenses and airfare to San Antonio to use the Spurs’ practice facility.
Players went through volunteer pickup games and conditioning drills that went unsupervised by coaches because they are not allowed to put players through organized offseason workouts.
Among some of the Hornets players taking advantage of the work in Texas besides Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in June's draft, were rookie guard Austin Rivers, center Robin Lopez, forward Ryan Anderson, forward Hakim Warrick, forward Jason Smith, point guard Greivis Vasquez, rookie forward Darius Miller and shooting guard Xavier Henry.
"Obviously, Tim was around, and there’s not a better guy to learn from,’’ said Anderson, a 6-foot-10 forward whom the Hornets acquired in a sign-and-trade deal from the Orlando Magic in July. "He is such a great leader and just talking with him was a positive experience in San Antonio.’’
Ahhhh, they bonded
Kind of weird since we open up the season with the Spurs lol
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While I'm glad they got the experience, does anyone else find it absolutely ridiculous/unacceptable that an NBA team was forced out of its "practice facility" because it is also a disaster food stamp distribution site?
Where is Eric Gordon?
In New Orleans, scouting rental property lol
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It can only help to learn from those more experience players.
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