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Thunder’s Paul George Asked Billy Donovan to Stop Running Plays for Him

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George reportedly asked head coach Billy Donovan to stop running plays for him at one point last season.

George made the comments during an interview with ESPN’s Royce Young:

“I’ve always been a guy to just let the game come to me,” George said.

“Just play the game. If it’s a shot for me, if I can make a play, create for someone else, I’ll do that. A lot of times you run a play, everybody’s watching, everybody’s locked in, everybody’s pulling over and it just makes the game tougher for me

“I like it when I can kind of manipulate and be on attack mode where they don’t know what to do, as opposed to a play other teams [can] scout.”

Donovan added in:

“At times he’s like, ‘Stop—just let me get it,'” Donovan said. “I had to learn him. I can watch things on film and say, ‘Oh, that’s a good play and he made that shot, let’s run that,’ but there’s a lot more to it than that.”

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Jonas Jerebko Heading to Europe

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Jonas Jerebko

Former Golden State Warriors’ forward Jonas Jerebko is continuing his playing career in Europe this upcoming season.

According to Lithuanian basketball journalist Donatas Urbonos, Jerebko is close to sign with Khimki Moscow Region.

Jerebko averaged 6.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists last season with the Warriors, highlighted by some strong play during the playoffs.

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Lance Stephenson to Play in China

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Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson has inked a one-year, $4 million deal to play in China.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Stephenson has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to join the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Stephenson averaged 7.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season for the Lakers.

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James McAdoo to Play in Turkey

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Former Golden State Warriors forward James McAdoo is heading to Turkey to continue his playing career.

According to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, McAdoo has signed with Turkish team Besiktas.

McAdoo entered the NBA has an undrafted talent back in 2014, spending his first three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, winning titles with the Dubs in 2015 and 2017.

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