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How do the Heat move forward if Chris Bosh cannot play?

What's next for Miami if Chris Bosh can't play this year? What would it mean for the Heat's future and the East playoff race?

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Le Batard says something bad happened between Bosh and Heat (3:02)
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Heat getting closure after 'impossible situation' with Bosh (1:52)
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With NBA stars retiring, the Truth and Vinsanity still dunking like its 1995 (1:03)
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KG will be highly sought after (1:06)
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Few options for Bosh moving forward (1:58)
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NBA stars' plans for addressing social issues (1:01)
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Garnett's journey to a championship (2:00)
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Questions remain unanswered for Warriors before start of season (2:08)
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3dTom Haberstroh

Scheduled to sit: The NBA and the rise of 'DNP-Rest'

Teams used to disguise it. The Spurs were even fined for it. Now rest during the season has increasingly become a part of smart player management. "DNP-Rest" has gone from silly to savvy.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

David Griffin: "J.R. Smith is not here today ... We love J.R. ... We've made an incredibly competitive offer to resign him." Says he hopes it is resolved in short order. Also says that Mo Williams' agent informed him the 13-year veteran is retiring.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers' Joel Embiid: "If you look at tape from me two years ago, I'm a much better player." He expects to play in the team's preseason opener.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers' Joel Embiid on his excitement about finally playing: "I've gone through a lot. It's been two years. The fact that I'm healthy and getting back on the court, I can't wait."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons deflects questions about the future and Rookie of the Year, saying he just wants to get better.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said they've had internal discussions about how they might react to protests here in Charlotte, and moving forward, any potential silent protests of the national anthem. Clifford said our democracy was built on the rights of its citizens.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons on his jump shot: "I've been working on it a lot. I'm not worried about that."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons says he's a lot stronger after offseason workouts. He's gained 33 pounds and is up to 250.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons on Eagles No. 1 pick Carson Wentz: "I can learn a lot from him. They're having a great year so far, and they're doing well."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers' Jahlil Okafor on his off-court troubles last season: "I knew what I was doing was wrong. It won't happen again."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets practice Day 3. James Harden and KJ McDaniels getting work in.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis says he's worked on his post play and ball handling over the summer. "You're going to see some new stuff this season, and hopefully some put-back dunks."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers veteran Elton Brand: "If you want to stand for a cause, that's a good thing."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings asked about social unrest around the country: "We all need to get along. All lives matter to me."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose reiterates that he feels as if he is innocent of the sexual assault allegations in the civil suit he's facing.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

In terms of social issues and viewpoints, Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo says he and the organization will be supportive of their players.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says "if I do have to miss time" due to the civil case alleging sexual assault "it's a part" of the legal process. He says "obviously" he doesn't want to be in this position.