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6hBradford Doolittle

Doolittle: 2015-16 Knicks player profiles

What's in store for Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis & Co. in 2015-16? Bradford Doolittle is breaking down each player on the Knicks' roster heading into the season.

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$350K prize begs concern over DraftKings, FanDuel

Questions are being raised about the transparency of the daily fantasy industry after DraftKings employee might have used privileged information to win $350,000 in a weekend contest on FanDuel.

J.R. Smith sends military member home happy (0:15)
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15hDarren Rovell

Clock management: Tissot signs deal with NBA

The NBA and Swiss watchmaker Tissot announced a comprehensive multiyear partnership on Monday that both hope will lead to the most complex timekeeping in sports history.

Howard: 'I feel great, training camp was awesome' (1:50)
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#NBArank Nos. 111-120

The #NBArank countdown continues as we cover Nos. 111-120. Which players join new acquisitions Deron Williams and David West on today's list?

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4hTom Carpenter

Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

Tom Carpenter provides an updated ranking of the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall.

Blake is back, brings down shot clock with dunk (0:39)
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2dBaxter Holmes

Mentoring Mamba shares what he knows

While a generational divide no doubt exists between Kobe and a fledgling trio the Lakers hope will be their future core, he aims to bridge the gap.

Celebrating D-Rose's birthday with slam dunks (0:44)
Face to Face with Isiah Thomas (9:20)
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22hMichael Wallace

Bosh: 'I've only gained' in comeback from clots

Chris Bosh made his first three shots, scored a team-high 14 points and delivered a between-the-legs bounce pass to Dwyane Wade for a score in his return from blood clots in his lung.

3dDave McMenamin

LeBron eyes healthy choices in season ahead

As he enters his 13th season with his 31st birthday coming up in December, James isn't going into the season expecting to miss games to avoid injury.

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4dNick Friedell

Players warming up quickly to Fred Hoiberg

While Bulls players respected former coach Tom Thibodeau, the early returns suggest few are shedding tears that he is gone.

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4dDave McMenamin

Anderson Varejao stepping lively in return

After missing most of last season recovering from a torn an Achilles tendon, the veteran Cavs big man has hit the ground running during training camp.

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Watkins: Can James Harden do even more?

From his new $200 million sneaker deal to his celebrity profile, everything is getting bigger for James Harden. What the Rockets are expecting from their star is no different, Calvin Watkins writes.

Kidd: The future is bright for Parker (1:13)
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Conn: Poppo's Boys

A look back at the beginning of Gregg Popovich's career -- as head coach of the then-hapless Division III Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens.


Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

With the NBA season approaching, Tom Carpenter updates the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall. Leagues won by up-and-comers

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Half-court jumper for $30K? No problem

A military member had to have felt good about Cavs G J.R. Smith taking a half-court shot to win $30K. But when Smith pulled up for a jumper without a running start?


Porzingis part Dirk, part Pau Gasol?

New York assistant coach Kurt Rambis spoke highly of the Knicks' first-round pick, but cautioned: "You [reporters] haven't seen it yet and probably all of it won't come out for three, four, five years either. He's got to grow up, mature, develop, get stronger, get used to the NBA game."

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Brook Lopez just took a wing 3 after having an intense conversation with Lionel Hollins. And he made the shot. #Nets

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LeBron's been practicing in No. 6 uni but will wear No. 23 this yr: "It's like Deion (Sanders). He wore No. 21 at FSU, practiced in No. 2"

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Marcelo Huertas will not play on Tues., as he will be receiving his immigration documents in Vancouver. He also likely will not play Thurs.

Green nails windmill dunk

Heat guard Gerald Green got a breakaway off a steal and finished the preseason play with a windmill dunk.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs going with LeBron, Mo, JR, Timo and JJ as their starting 5. Should be what we see on Oct. 27, minus KLove in for JJ.

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Tristan Thompson jerseys are being sold at The Q Cavaliers team shop after all. The Cavs initially believed using Thompson's likeness or selling his merchandise was against league rules, but after further legal consultation and rule interpretation, decided it would be OK to continue to stick his jerseys, according to a Cavs spokesman. However, with 45 minutes to go before the Cavs' intrasquad scrimmage tips off, I asked a team shop employee if any Thompson jerseys had been sold tonight. "No," he said.