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With Ben Simmons' status for the season opener in doubt, it's worth remembering that the NFL's No. 1 pick, Jared Goff, did not play in his season opener. The last time the No. 1 pick in the NFL and NBA both missed their season openers was 2007, when it happened with Greg Oden and JaMarcus Russell.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens presents Avery Bradley with his All-Defense first team award at the teams intrasquad scrimmage.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek plans to use Kristaps Porzingis in pick-and-pop situations this season. "We want him to mix it up. Sometimes he's going to roll, sometimes he's going to pop," the coach said, adding that he wants screeners like Porzingis & Carmelo to make sure they clear space for their shot.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Since the NBA Draft, Ben Simmons has had the 10th best selling jersey in the league, according to sales on Fanatics

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Scrimmage starters for Celtics: Green: Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Al Horford, Amir Johnson. White: Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jonas Jerebko, Tyler Zeller.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford announced for the first time as a member of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nicolas Brussino, a 23-year-old small forward from Argentina, has generated some buzz with his play early in Mavs camp. Brussino is among a group of players fighting for the final two roster spots. The favorites entering camp were guard Jonathan Gibson and forward Dorian Finney-Smith.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets made it official today signing forward P.J. Hairston to a non-guaranteed contract. The Rockets don't expect Hairston to play much in the preseason, if anything he'll practice off to the side. He isn't expected to go to China with the Rockets next week.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers had referees at practice Friday and they were instructed not to call ticky-tack fouls, but forward Julius Randle was hit in the mouth and began bleeding. He stayed in for the next drill. It's not clear if he'll need stitches. "I think they missed that [foul]," Lakes coach Luke Walton said of the officials. "When another guys is bleeding, it's usually a sign they got fouled."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Sixers just announced further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered before a timetable on Ben Simmons is issued.