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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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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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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.

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.