“I used to say I’m not gifted, but I take that back,” (Joakim) Noah told USA TODAY Sports. “I feel more and more gifted, and I’m feeling more and more confident in what I’m doing and I feel I can still get better.”
“I take losing really hard, and I really enjoy winning. On the court, I’m an emotional roller-coaster,” He said. “I’m definitely somebody who deals with a lot of ups and downs on the court. I put so much into it.”
Durant Suffers Rib Cartilage Fracture, Out At Least Two Weeks
Marcus Smart to Undergo Surgery on Thumb, May Return for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
76ers’ Simmons Joins Magic, Big O in Milestone Club
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons recorded his eighth triple-double on Thursday night in a win over the New York Knicks, the second-highest total for a rookie in NBA history.
With 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists against the Knicks, Simmons broke a tie with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, who had seven triple-doubles as a rookie. Oscar Robertson holds the NBA record with 26 triple-doubles in his rookie season.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN