Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if tied teams are in same division). Better winning percentage against teams in own conference. Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position).
If he keeps playing like this, he won’t have to worry about getting a chance, but it seems to help him to play like it’s his last minute on the NBA court. Though that sense of urgency is clearly there for Payne, what has stood out in his time so far with the Suns is his calm on the floor. All season long, the Suns have struggled to find a backup guard who could keep the rhythm when Ricky Rubio hit the bench.
LOS ANGELES - The legacy of Kobe Bryant continues to live on through his latest young adult novel “Geese Are Never Swans,” that addresses mental health in sports. A former University of Southern California student-athlete who had an opportunity to meet Bryant shares how meaningful this project was for the late NBA legend. The book was created by Bryant and written by Eva Clark, which was released by Granity Studios in July.