Paul George impressing with offseason work

Summer of George built on weight work Paul George went to the lab after being traded from Indiana to Oklahoma City.

Throughout summer weeks, Ryan Capretta trains professional athletes including Thunder forward Paul George at his Proactive Sports Performance training center in Westlake Village, Calif.

All summer, George has been logging time with Capretta five or six times a week for a couple of hours a day in addition to the basketball skill work and pickup games he takes part in away from Proactive.

Hood rededicates himself after challenge from Jazz GM — Gordon Hayward’s departure in free agency left a huge void in the lineup for the Utah Jazz, a void Rodney Hood aims to fill.

But Hood was issued a challenge the summer by Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, one that caught him off guard and inspired him at the same time.

Duncan amazed by Irma aid relief effort — Tim Duncan’s always been a man of few words.

Retired San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan called the response to his plea Friday for donations toward Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S.

Duncan penned an impassioned plea for donations toward Hurricane Irma relief efforts Friday in The Players’ Tribune, and by Sunday afternoon, he had reached his $1 million goal.

The San Antonio Food Bank and Duncan are seeking nonperishable food items such as flour, rice, beans, peanut butter and granola bars; basically, any food that can be prepared without the use of electricity.

After Duncan helps deliver the donations later this week, the plan is to continue to collect supplies and charter more flights to the Virgin Islands.