Carmelo Anthony trade talks between the Knicks and Rockets appear to be going nowhere. Yet, Anthony’s camp is reportedly cautiously optimistic he’ll get dealt by Monday. This might explain why. Jason McIntyre of Fox Sports: Carmelo Anthony
Damian Lillard has taken to social media to announce the release info around his upcoming fourth signature shoe. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard answered a Twitter follower's question about his Adidas Dame 4s on Tuesday night, explaining that they'll be in stores on Oct. 6, the same day that his second album releases. Sneaker release date calendars already had Lillard's shoes marked for Oct. 6, but Adidas hasn't commented on the shoe's arrival. Lillard has been spotted wearing the Dame 4 in practice ahead of Adidas' proper unveil of the silhouette. Like his last model, the shoe appears to use Adidas Bounce cushioning in the sole.
The 2017-18 Trail Blazers roster will look extremely similar to last year's squad, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Portland is destined to endure the same struggles this coming season. Jason Quick of CSN NW put a spotlight on one of those causes for optimism by taking an in-depth look at Meyers Leonard's grueling offseason workout regimen. After a disastrous 2016-17 campaign—one that resulted in a decrease in Leonard’s numbers across the board—Leonard turned to renowned NBA trainer Drew Hanlen. Hanlen, who has worked with the likes of NBA post players Joel Embiid and Dwight Howard, set out to come up with a program that would get Leonard's career back on track. According to his conversation