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Firstpost Explains: What is NBA G League, why Princepal Singh's stint with Ignite is different than Indians before him and more
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Firstpost Explains: What is NBA G League, why Princepal Singh's stint with Ignite is different than Indians before him and more

Here’s a handy explainer about the upcoming NBA G League season, the ‘first-of-its-kind’ Ignite team that India’s Princepal Singh will be part of, and what makes Princepal’s stint in the G League different from his compatriots before him.

NBA G League: Ignite veterans moulding youngsters like Princepal Singh with locker room mentorship
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NBA G League: Ignite veterans moulding youngsters like Princepal Singh with locker room mentorship

Coach Brian Shaw and veterans Jarrett Jack and Amir Johnson have been showing the Ignite's youngsters like Princepal Singh the myriad nuances of the game, and explaining to them the obsessive details that go into surviving as long as they have in the trade.

For NBA G League Ignite's draft prospects, lessons in financial literacy, mental health and media training
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For NBA G League Ignite's draft prospects, lessons in financial literacy, mental health and media training

When they are not on court working on their game, Ignite’s youngsters, including Princepal Singh, are being given lessons on financial literacy, mental health, media training and even sessions on understanding the importance of sleep.

Princepal Singh’s confidence, range improving, but unlikely to get ‘significant minutes’, says G League Ignite coach Brian Shaw
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Princepal Singh’s confidence, range improving, but unlikely to get ‘significant minutes’, says G League Ignite coach Brian Shaw

Ignite's coach Brian Shaw says Princepal Singh's confidence, stamina, strength, and range have grown since he joined the G League team, but says he is unlikely to get 'significant minutes' on the court for the team.

NBA Draft 2020: Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball headline top picks as event is finally set to take place
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NBA Draft 2020: Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball headline top picks as event is finally set to take place

The draft is usually held in June in New York, where NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces the first-round picks. This time, Silver will be announcing the picks from the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut.

NBA Draft 2020: COVID-19 restrictions, uncertainty over top pick key issues ahead of event
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NBA Draft 2020: COVID-19 restrictions, uncertainty over top pick key issues ahead of event

The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the coveted first pick, ahead of the second-placed Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Hornets.

NBA Draft 2020: Killian Hayes, Deni Avdija top list of international prospects
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NBA Draft 2020: Killian Hayes, Deni Avdija top list of international prospects

Killian Hayes, Deni Avdija, Theo Maledon, Leandro Bolmaro, and Aleksej Pokusevski are among the top picks in the NBA Draft this year

NBA Draft, in virtual fashion, to be staged on 18 November in ESPN studios
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NBA Draft, in virtual fashion, to be staged on 18 November in ESPN studios

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will appear at ESPN to announce selections for the first and second rounds.

NBA 2019-20: New Orleans Pelicans teenager Zion Williamson excites league like no rookie since LeBron James
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NBA 2019-20: New Orleans Pelicans teenager Zion Williamson excites league like no rookie since LeBron James

Zion Williamson said: "The physicality is a little bit different. There are more players that are a lot stronger. But I feel like with my size, it's not going to be that big of an adjustment. I feel like I'll adjust very well."

NBA: Russell Westbrook 'eternally grateful' to Oklahoma City Thunder, James Harden vows 'fun'
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NBA: Russell Westbrook 'eternally grateful' to Oklahoma City Thunder, James Harden vows 'fun'

The comments confirm reports that former NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook was being traded to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul, two first-round NBA Draft picks and a swap of two more future draft selections.

NBA: Kevin Durant opts out of Golden State Warriors deal for free agency, says report
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NBA: Kevin Durant opts out of Golden State Warriors deal for free agency, says report

Kevin Durant averaged 26 points a game for the Warriors in the NBA season. He improved to 32.3 points in the playoffs until a right calf injury resulted in him missing nine games before brief NBA Finals comeback

NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam overcomes father's death to live basketball dream
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NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam overcomes father's death to live basketball dream

Pascal Siakam achieved his late dad's dream of playing in the NBA. Now every game the Cameroonian forward plays for the Toronto Raptors is dedicated to his father's memory.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans primed for collegiate superstar Zion Williamson after winning No 1 pick in draft lottery
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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans primed for collegiate superstar Zion Williamson after winning No 1 pick in draft lottery

The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday and will have the chance to make collegiate superstar Zion Williamson the top pick on 20 June.

NBA: Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has suffered strain on right knee, reveals MRI report
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NBA: Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has suffered strain on right knee, reveals MRI report

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was listed as day-to-day by the NBA club on Sunday after an MRI revealed he suffered a right knee strain in a loss on Saturday.

NBA fines New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis $50,000 after agent Paul Rich went public with trade request
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NBA fines New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis $50,000 after agent Paul Rich went public with trade request

Anthony Davis was fined $50,000 by the NBA for making a public trade demand on Tuesday, a day after his agent went public with his desire to leave the New Orleans Pelicans.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans won't be 'dictated to' any terms while trading star forward Anthony Davis
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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans won't be 'dictated to' any terms while trading star forward Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed on Monday that forward Anthony Davis has asked to be traded, but say they won't be "dictated to" when it comes to letting their star go.

NBA: Seven-time champion Robert Horry to visit New Delhi academy during season tip-off
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NBA: Seven-time champion Robert Horry to visit New Delhi academy during season tip-off

Seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry will visit India this month to celebrate the 2018-19 NBA season tip-off with fans and interact with the country's top prospects at The NBA Academy India in New Delhi.

NBA draft: Phoenix Suns select Deandre Ayton as first overall pick; Sacramento Kings go big with Marvin Bagley
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NBA draft: Phoenix Suns select Deandre Ayton as first overall pick; Sacramento Kings go big with Marvin Bagley

The Phoenix Suns didn't have to go far to get Deandre Ayton in the NBA draft, as they made the towering Bahamian teenager their first No 1 overall pick in franchise history on Thursday.

Donovan Mitchell interview: I would love to be LeBron James' teammate, but I'd rather beat him in the finals
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Donovan Mitchell interview: I would love to be LeBron James' teammate, but I'd rather beat him in the finals

Donovan Mitchell opens up on playing with LeBron James, life at Utah Jazz in this exclusive interview.

NBA: Top draft pick Markelle Fultz signs contract with Philadelphia 76ers
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NBA: Top draft pick Markelle Fultz signs contract with Philadelphia 76ers

Just hours after announcing the deal, Fultz twisted his ankle and had to be helped off the court during Saturday night's exhibition summer league contest against Golden State.