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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rondo says Hoiberg is "really intelligent." Says he spoke to Hoiberg for three hours before he signed. Obviously the pair hit it off nicely.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford said when he played in Boston during his rookie year he was hypnotized by the banners. "I couldn't stop looking up... It's powerful."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Very clear from Wade's initial comments after he signed -- and his comments again today -- his focus off the floor will be trying to help Chicago be a more unified city.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade remains hopeful that Bosh will return to the basketball floor, but reiterates that as his friend he is happy Bosh is focusing on his health and taking care of his family.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade on Chris Bosh's situation: "It's another bump in the road in life." Happy that Bosh's quality of life is good.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade: "I think it's great when you see an athlete use his voice" while discussing what Colin Kaepernick has done.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade: "I'm like the new kid in class. I've got to find my one friend to talk to before I find new friends."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Australian Andrew Bogut said he's learned about social issues related to recent national anthem protests during his years in the NBA. "Being around obviously a lot of African-American teammates, I've kind of been more and more educated about it throughout my career. In the same sense, it's hard for me. America's been a place that's let me live my dream and play NBA basketball at the highest level, make a boatload of money doing what I love doing. I understand from the African-American point of view, my teammates' point of view, if they didn't want to stand and [chose to] be a part of that kind of protest. At the same time, I'm thankful. America's provided a lot for me, so it's a tough one for me [because] I'm very supportive of my teammates."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade hits the podium for his first media day as a Bull.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond: "I've been penalized for my actions and I'm okay with that. Other people not being penalized for their actions is ridiculous to me"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley wrote KG a letter upon hearing he retired, thanking him for what he meant to his career.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug McDermott getting used to his new number -- 11.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Mo Speights said his nickname, "Mo Buckets," is going to be even bigger in L.A.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Marreese Speights: "It's kind of weird being here but I think this team has the talent to win a championship."

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond on the Finals: "That's a pain that you never forget"

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler said he has a specific message for Hoiberg as the season opens. "As much as you can use me as an example." Butler wants to be the guy that young players can learn from.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Paul Pierce on "super teams" and super teams in the NBA: "We're a super team, Golden State is a super team. And, as Derrick Rose said, the Knicks are a super team. So there's at least three."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce said he believes the Clippers are a "super team" because Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan have all been All-NBA first-team members within the past few seasons.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler is excited to have Wade around. Says he can "model" his game after Wade's and can learn from him.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue told me there were five teams' after-timeout plays he studied as nauseam in the offseason to try to expand his playbook: Boston (Brad Stevens), San Antonio (Gregg Popovich), Dallas (Rick Carlisle) and Portland (Terry Stotts).

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes: "In terms of his message, I support what [Colin Kaepernick is] standing for. The persecution of black people is never an easy topic to talk about. It makes a lot of people uncomfortable, and there does need to be change about that. I'm definitely in accordance with him on that. In terms of the whole national anthem protest, I think that's an individual thing. We as a team haven't decided what we're going to do on that. As Dirk said earlier, whatever we do, we're going to do in unity. But there definitely needs to be change."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce said the Clippers' roster and the energy he felt during summer workouts were the deciding factors in his return: "Why not give it one more shot?"