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5hPaul Lukas

The 2016 Uni Watch NBA preview

This season, the NBA will be full of zeros, patches, court designs, retro looks and more.

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3hOhm Youngmisuk

Silver: 'My hope' that players stand for anthem

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he hopes players will continue to stand during the playing of the national anthem, adding that the league is in a position to impact today's social climate.

Cavs keep up championship pace in busy offseason (1:33)
Durant brings unmatched scoring prowess to Golden State (1:10)
Blocks Dikembe Mutombo would be proud of (1:10)
Rachel Nichols visits Warriors to get 'The Jump' in season form (2:07)
How recognizable is Brad Stevens in Boston? (1:03)
NBA Countdown's 'Great Sports Debate' (4:02)
Jill Hudson & Lois Nam

The Style of Swagger: Serge Ibaka

From the streets of Brazzaville to the runways of Paris and Milan, Serge Ibaka's sense of style is universal.

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2dAdrienne Lawrence

The Derrick Rose verdict: What you need to know

On Wednesday, a California federal jury cleared New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose and two of his friends of committing civil rape. Here's what you need to know about the verdict.

Steph Curry's splashiest career plays (1:29)
Should KD stop talking about OKC? (0:59)
Knicks revamp roster, will fortunes change? (1:18)
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Golden State's Draymond Green problem

In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue, Ethan Strauss reveals how Draymond Green is the player to lead the Warriors to a dynasty -- or the man who could stand in their way.

Is Draymond Green the real Warriors villain? (1:45)
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Patrick Redford

Which NBA team is the tallest?

The Golden State Warriors, who have spent the last few seasons dominating with their small-ball lineup, are now the second tallest team in the league. Who has the tallest? FiveThirtyEight ranks each team in the league by height.

Tyronn Lue explains keys to managing the Cavaliers' Big 3 (6:08)
No-look passes you'll miss if you blink (0:59)
Electrifying shots from the NBA (1:14)


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets starters for the Spurs game: Tyler Ennis, KJ McDaniels, Corey Brewer, Ryan Anderson and Nene.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

The Sixers just announced big man Nerlens Noel will require a "minor surgical procedure" on his left knee (inflamed PLICA) in coming days.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

The Sixers just announced big man Nerlens Noel will require a "minor surgical procedure" on his left knee (inflamed pica) in coming days.

Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols

Big 👏🏼 to @KDTrey5 @Money23Green & @KlayThompson, and to the @GSWfoundation which does amazing work in the Bay Area https://t.co/vyCKdQzUdq

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets waived Yogi Ferrell to get down to 15 players. They open the regular season on Wednesday in Boston.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs moved up the tip time for opening night because of the World Series.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests on the injured ankle of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart came back negative but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hesitated to put a timeline on Smart's return to game action. "Marcus is better today. I don't know a clean timeframe. I think those are always dangerous this early in the rehab," said Ainge. "His tests are good. It's a sprained ankle and he's going to take it day by day, I guess."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks decided to keep Ron Baker on the roster, waiving Lou Amundson, Chasson Randle, JP Tokoto and Cleanthony Early to make room for the combo guard . These cuts also signify that big man Marshall Plumlee and forward Maurice Ndour have made the roster. NYK opting to swallow the guaranteed money they paid Amundson to keep Baker is a sign of their commitment to guard depth.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Doc Rivers said he won't limit Blake Griffin's minutes during the regular season, despite fearing he would have to heading into training camp.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan said Friday guard Alex Abrines (hip) did not go through full contact practice but is progressing and was on the floor for parts of it.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The San Antonio Spurs announced Friday they have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Kyle Anderson for the upcoming season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks announced that they've released Lou Amundson, Chasson Randle and JP Tokoto, confirming our earlier report. That means they have room for Ron Baker, Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Blake Griffin says he feels as good as he has physically in "several years":