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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

Dave McMenamin @mcten

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.

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.