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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.

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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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.

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

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."