At the close of business today, all 30 NBA teams will be in training camp and officially preparing for the start of the regular season. After media days and some camps starting on Friday, we've finally got some material to work with that isn't just random interviews outside of official team settings. Matt Moore joins me today to go over some of the comments we got from players like Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and others over the weekend.
Derrick Rose says he's back and he's practicing 5-on-5. Is it time for the myths and legends around what he's doing out there to grow? Will Tom Thibodeau actually limit his minutes? Can Dwight Howard shoot 75-80 percent from the free throw line? Is Pau Gasol possibly missing the preseason a big deal? Can we finally put to rest the idea of Kobe Bryant not being available to play on opening night?
We discuss all of that, plus Need for Speed, Elite 100 rankings, and much more.