NBA Rumors: James Harden’s New Shot, NBA Free Agents Still Available, Damian Lillard & 2020 Olympics

NBA 2019-20 season is just 3 weeks away and NBA rumors have started to  build around the free agents that are still available. Jamal Crawford, Joakim Noah and J.R. Smith are all still looking for teams so which roster could these big name players land on? NBA Now host Thomas Mott is breaking down all the latest news and rumors around the league, including James Harden’s new shot, Damian Lillard and the Blazers NBA finals hopes and more!

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James Harden debuted his new shot in the Houston Rockets’ first preseason game. Harden has been working on a one-foot jumper which will help create more space for his shot. When asked about the new trick he’s added to his arsenal, Harden said it’s natural for him. While the shot didn’t go in, Harden growing as a player can only help the Rockets’ success as a team. 

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a $196 million supermax extension during the off-season. With big paychecks comes big responsibility? Recent reports explain that Lillard is feeling the pressure to compete in the Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are tired of coming up short of the NBA finals and have set their goals high for this 2019-20 NBA season. With the additions of Hassan Whiteside and Kent Bazemore, could this be the year Dame takes the Blazers all the way? 

IN THE VIDEO ABOVE AND BELOW, Traveling in the NBA is also under review by league officials. The NBA said that refs missed an average of two traveling calls per game. During preseason, NBA refs have spent some time reviewing film that should help them call more traveling during the regular season. So what does this mean for players like James Harden and LeBron James? Thomas Mott fills you in. 

Here’s the full list of NBA rumors & news discussed on today’s show:
-Harden reveals new shot
-Best free agents still available
-Damian Lillard feeling the pressure?
-NBA to call more traveling?
-NBA stars to compete in the Olympics?

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