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10mBradford 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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9hDarren 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.

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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?

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)
J.R. Smith is back at it...sort of (1:05)
Face to Face with Isiah Thomas (9:20)
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16hMichael 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.

Nets owner can ball (1:13)
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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.

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Strauss: The Warriors vs. the disease of more

They are more famous and more heralded thanks to winning a title, but the Warriors retain the capacity to be great in a world that finally notices, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.


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 @davemcten

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.

Nets taking stock of roster

Andrea Bargnani, suffering from hamstring tightness, underwent a precautionary MRI, which was negative. Bargnani will skip Brooklyn's matchup with Fenerbahce Ulker tonight and his $50 million teammate, Thaddeus Young, will join him on the bench to start the game. Young, the projected regular-season starter, will play off the bench as coach Lionel Hollins gets a better look at other lineups.

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Thomas Robinson in starting lineup because Lionel Hollins wants to see different combinations. Jack-Bojan-Joe-TRob-Brook #Nets

Robin Lopez loves Dick Van Dyke's jacket

Lopez bought Dick Van Dyke's jacket from the movie Mary Poppins in an auction. "I'm a big fan of the movie," Lopez said. He paid approximately $50,000 for the jacket, he says.

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Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

Injury Update (cont.): MKG will meet with team orthopedist Dr. Marcus Cook tomorrow to determine next steps for recovery & rehabilitation.

Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

Injury Update: Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent an MRI today that revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Knicks' Kurt Rambis on Porzingis: "It wasn’t like he's blank slate coming in here. He knows how to play. He’s going to be fun to work with."

Report: MKG suffers shoulder injury

The Hornets have announced F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a torn labrum in his right shoulder. MKG could miss up to 6 months, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last season.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets second-round pick Montrezl Harrell (thigh) missed Monday's practice. He got an elbow to the thigh over the weekend. No word if he'll play Tuesday at Memphis.

Durant, Nike renovate OKC blacktop

Thunder forward Kevin Durant dedicated a refurbished court through his foundation's "Build It And They Will Ball" initiative. "I felt that being outdoors molded me into the person I am, the player I am and I wanted everyone feel the same thing I did," Durant said. Story

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Kevin McHale on what he's looking for in Tuesday's preseason opener at Memphis: "I want to see the first group that we play together and the first seven-to-eight guys try to blend them in a little bit. Get settled a little bit, more on a run."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

A clarification on Dwight Howard. He doesn't have to do anything to become a free agent next summer. However he can trigger something in his contract to remain with the Rockets and not become a free agent next summer.

Stephen A. Smith responds to Kevin Durant

"I sit here today incredibly offended by the personal attack that this man has put against me."


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams has yet to practice during training camp due to a strained calf but significantly increased his activity Monday. "He's on a very good path," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Kyle Anderson, summer league MVP. Will be interesting to see the type of role he'll take on this season for the Spurs. Guessing he'll be a solid contributor.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle called the job first-year Rangers manager Jeff Bannister has done guiding Texas' worst-to-first turnaround in the AL West "absolutely tremendous." Added Carlisle: "I can’t help but feel great for the Rangers, but Jeff Bannister’s story is a very compelling one. He came in as a guy who was given an opportunity and Jon Daniels had a hunch about him. They had the tough start early, but Jeff’s a guy that’s an energetic believer. He kept those guys going. It’s been remarkable, and they have a real chance."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Popovich isn't sure about the team's second five. But Danny Green said the second unit so far has more chemistry than the starters.

Blake brings shot clock down with dunk

During warm-ups before the Clippers' preseason loss to the Raptors, Blake Griffin sent the shot clock crashing down with an alley-oop.


Ian Begley @IanBegley

Carmelo Anthony says "hell no" when asked if he thinks he'd get to a point where he'd ask for a trade this year. "I already came this far."

Bargnani to miss preseason game

F/C Andrea Bargnani (hamstring tightness) will not play tonight in Brooklyn's first preseason game against Fenerbahce Ulker. Bargnani has missed 175 games over the past four seasons due to injury. G Markel Brown (oblique), F/C Willie Reed (quad) and F Chris McCullough (knee) are also out for the team.