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Suns rookie Josh Jackson calls Steph Curry ‘small and unathletic’

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Suns rookie Josh Jackson calls Steph Curry ‘small and unathletic’

At 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, Stephen Curry isn't a big man in the NBA, a world of giants. But to call out Curry's athletic ability is a whole different story. 

Before he's even played a game in the NBA, Suns rookie Josh Jackson has already done just that. 

Appearing in a video for VICE Sports on Wednesday, Jackson, who is listed at 6-foot-7 and 207 pounds, was asked which NBA player his skillset is least comparable to. "Player that I compare least to, probably Steph Curry," Jackson said. "Just because, you know, he's known as a shooter. I'm not. He's small and unathletic." 

After receiving scrutiny for his comments on the two-time NBA MVP, Jackson further explained what he meant by "unathletic." 

Curry's first dunk of the year last season came on March 20. At that point, he had already hit 262 3-point shots. 

The Warriors first play the Suns this season on Feb. 12, 2018 at Oracle Arena. 

DeMarcus Cousins unfazed over potential backlash from joining Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins unfazed over potential backlash from joining Warriors

Do you want to know what the NBA free agency process was like for DeMarcus Cousins?

If yes, you're in luck.

SHOWTIME Sports is in production on a documentary that gives you an inside look at how Cousins ended up signing with the Warriors.

On Wednesday, a preview clip was released (watch the full video below).

"This is my ace of spade, this was my nuclear bomb, my last resort," Cousins said. "Yeah, I could have probably got a contract -- a decent contract -- from a bad team. But how does that help me?

"I'm already fighting a career-ending injury. I'm not gonna put myself in an already-bad situation and try to prove my value or my worth as a player in a situation that's not looking to win.

"I knew how it would be perceived by some. I didn't give a f**k. ... I knew what my ace was, and we made the call."

Cousins' introductory press conference is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. Watch it live on NBC Sports Bay Area.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Isaiah Thomas cites 'loyalty' in reaction to Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan

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Isaiah Thomas cites 'loyalty' in reaction to Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan

Isaiah Thomas knows a thing or two about getting traded against his wishes.

Last August, the Celtics blindsided the 2016-17 All-NBA Second Team selection by shipping him to the Cavs.

On Wednesday, the Raptors traded DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard.

DeRozan is not happy about this:

One can only assume that the following tweet from Thomas is his reaction to the deal:

The concept of "loyalty in the NBA" heated up after Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for the Warriors.

During the 2017 playoffs, Thomas played through the tragic death of his sister and battled through a hip injury.

He absolutely loved Boston and wanted to finish his career there.

The 29-year old thought he was line for a max deal from the Celtics, and instead he winded up signing for the veteran's minimum this summer with the Nuggets.

Perhaps the NBPA will fight for more "no-trade clauses" in the next CBA...?

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller