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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics announce they've signed forward Ryan Kelly. Would seem to be D-League candidate given overstocked roster.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets have a unique way of identifying their rookies on the nameplates in the locker room: 21 Rook #1, 0 Rook #2 and 30 Rook #3. No. 21 is first-round pick Chinanu Onuaku, No. 0 is Gary Payton II and No. 30 is Kyle Wiltjer. Outside of Onuaku, who will make the team, Payton and Wiltjer are fighting for roster spots.

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

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.