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Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Coach Ty Lue says LeBron James seems younger and he calls him Benjamin Button.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan on Melo laughing off the thought of he'd be a starter if not: "We're going to probably, maybe, bring him in at the start of the fourth quarter. No, he's going to start the power forward spot for us. That's what he's going to do."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Russell Westbrook did not practice today. He had a PRP injection in his left knee last week.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball's kicks today for the first practice of camp.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

There are six rows of speakers hanging from the ceiling of the Lakers new practice facility pumping in rap and plenty of bass as the players get shots up at the end of camp's first practice. Sounds better than a concert in here.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chris Paul and Mike D'Antoni meeting after practice.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Melo described Steven Adams as a "monster, like someone from Game of Thrones." Adams, asked about it: "That's a bit rude."

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

For the portion of Rockets practice we were able to watch, James Harden was on an exercise bike on the bench.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Kyle Korver says the better team won last year. It hurts to say that, but the better team won.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chris Paul got hit in...an unfavorable area for a man. He got back up and has continued practicing.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tristan Thompson working on his midrange jump shot after the first Cavs practice of the season.

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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chris Paul in his first practice with the Houston Rockets.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's very early - nowhere near time to decide on these things - but Jeff Hornacek seems open to considering the idea of starting Tim Hardaway Jr. & Courtney Lee together.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

NYK coaches have said that the Knicks are going to play faster this season. New York ranked 15th in pace last season, per ESPN stats.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah are veterans on a rebuilding team. Here's Lee on his approach as the Knicks look to build around a young core: "The only thing we can do is start young.... It's going to be my job and everybody else who's in that 30-club to push these guys and come out here and compete and show them the right way and lay down that blueprint so they can take it and go forward with it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis on the Knicks offense after their first practice: "I saw some elements from the triangle. I think it's always good to know an offense that's worked in the past. It's always good for everybody, even if we're not playing it. Just to know some other teams use elements from that offense to defend that better. Or for yourself, for your basketball IQ. We worked on it a little bit today and probably going forward we're going to do some things with the triangle. It's going to be good for everybody to know that."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Knicks numerical roster:

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Green on how Pop speaking out makes the team proud:

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban loaned the team plane to J.J. Barea to fly supplies to Puerto Rico. Barea will return tonight with his mother and grandmother.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Spotted by an ESPN producer at Celtics training camp on the campus of Salve Regina University: Autograph-seeking students trying to chase Celtics coach Brad Stevens as he went for a post-practice run in Newport.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Cleveland would take a $6M tax hit with the Dwyane Wade signing. The tax before shedding a guaranteed contract would be at $55.5M.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Dwyane Wade is nearing a commitment to sign with Cleveland and could finalize decision as soon as Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball admits that there is "probably" a target on his back with all the media attention surrounding him entering the season.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis was asked if he drew optimism from the idea that so many Eastern Conference stars, including Anthony, have defected to the Western Conference this season via free agency or trade. "I think that's kind of a losing mentality if you're hoping for the conference to get worse so you can make the playoffs," he said. "No matter what's going on in the East or West, we have to try to be the best team we can."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis reflects on his time with Carmelo Anthony: "He was a great leader for us. He was a great mentor for me. He was like a big brother to me. So I'm really thankful for him being around me. I have nothing but respect for Carmelo and I wish him the best in the future." Porzingis added that playing without Anthony will create different challenges this season. "He took a lot of pressure off of everybody. We all understand that. He was always the No. 1 focal point for the other team," he said. "I realize that. And now I'm going to be one of those guys that other teams are going to focus on."