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2hMarc Stein

Miami not looking to deal Goran Dragic ... yet

If the Miami Heat stumble out of the gate this season, Goran Dragic could be a trade chip for Pat Riley.

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18hBrian Windhorst

Sources: Amnesty clause on CBA chopping block

The NBA and the players' union met Wednesday in New York and continued to make progress toward a new labor contract, though an agreement is not expected this week.

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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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2hJim McCormick

Fantasy basketball forecaster: Oct. 24-30

Get set for the opening week of the 2016-17 fantasy basketball campaign with matchup ratings, analysis of the latest fantasy-relevant trends and DFS advice.

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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.

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2dEthan Sherwood Strauss

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.

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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":


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans have waived Shawn Dawson and Robert Sacre. Their roster is now down to 18 and must get to 15 on Monday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have released Lou Amundson and JP Tokoto per ESPN sources

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

A source close to Tristan Thompson tells ESPN the story re: his engagement to Khloe Kardashian/reality TV series development plans is false on both counts.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have decided to release guard Chasson Randle, league sources told ESPN.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Blake Griffin on Austin Rivers' ability to verbally jab with him and DeAndre Jordan: "He's not great at it, but he tries. Bless his heart."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests came back negative for Marcus Smart's injured ankle. Danny Ainge won't offer a timeline but dubs him day-to-day.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Chris Paul and Paul Pierce shooting with rookie Diamond Stone before Clippers practice:


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics trimmed their roster to 16 on Friday by releasing rookie forward Ben Bentil. The second-round pick had a partial guarantee ($250,000).

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

It was a stormy day in Northeast Ohio and the Cavs lost power at their practice facility. Ty Lue said that it sapped his players' motivation at first but eventually he got what he wanted out of practice from his team.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The NBA fined the Lakers for remarks Magic Johnson made before he relinquished his ceremonial VP title in June. Our story (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17840266/los-angeles-lakers-dynasty-derailed http://es.pn/2eriVAi) just posted has this nugget, plus Jeanie Buss on her role as team president, her rapport with her brother Jim (Executive VP of basketball operations) and the state of the team as Luke Walton begins his first season as coach. On Sunday, the TV story on Outside the Lines, 9a E on ESPN2 with correspondent Steve Delsohn.