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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."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs will fill out their training camp roster with JaCorey Williams with their 20th and final spot, a team source tells ESPN. Williams, a rangy 6-8 forward, was named Conference USA's Player of the Year last season while putting up 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for Middle Tennessee State University. He was a standout at the Portsmouth Invitational before the draft. The Cavs hope to develop him in the G-League with the Canton Charge. He will likely receive an Exhibit 10 deal, giving the Cavs a chance to convert the contract to one of their two two-way slots should he impress.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After skipping his exit meeting last season over frustration with the Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis expresses confidence in the new management team of Steve Mills and Scott Perry: "I have faith in those people and I believe they want us to grow," Porzingis said. "They want for me to be in a position where I can succeed. I'm excited. A lot of new things are happening. A lot of new people are here. There's going to be a lot of changes. I'm coming in, as I said, with a fresh mind. I'm looking forward to this season."

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Phoenix now has a projected $94M in salary with 14 players under contract for 2018-19. The salary cap is projected to be $102M.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Barton and Denver are in discussions on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. Deadline of Oct. 16 looms.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

TJ Warren would have had a free agent cap hold of $9.5M next summer had he not signed a $50M rookie extension. The new extension will only see Phoenix lose $2M in cap space.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Lakers unveiled their new training center today before the start of training camp.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Parker on his rehabilitation from a ruptured left quadriceps suffered in the Western Conference semifinals: "By far the toughest thing I've ever had to do in my whole career. I've never spent that much time in the weight room, and all the details. I think it was just great for me overall, for my body, after playing for 16 years and 16 summers in a row with the national team. I think it was just great for me to get back and basically learn everything; learn to walk again, then jump, then running, all the baby steps that you have to do. I couldn't move for like three weeks after surgery. I was like paralyzed. So it was just a long time, and sometimes frustrating. The discussion I had with Pop and the medical staff is when I come back, I want to come back like how I was playing during the playoffs. Not come back and then you miss three games, play one game and miss three games. When I come back, I want to be back. When I first got injured, everybody was like, ‘Ah, it's the big one. It could take eight to 10 months. You're not going to come back until the end of January.' So of course, I worried and didn't know how my body was going to react. Some doctors said that I may never be able to bend my knee like before. So you take that in consideration. I took it like a challenge. Now there's very little chance to zero, the doctors say, that I could re-injure that quad. So I feel very confident. I don't even worry because to re-injure something like that, you'd have to do something massive."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

LaMarcus Aldridge on rumors of the Spurs trying to trade him over the summer, and his frustration with struggles trying to fit into the team's system: "It's a part of the NBA. Guys move around and guys go from team to team at times. It happens. I'm used to it. I know I can only control what I do, and that's what I did. I worked hard all summer and got better. I'm healthy right now. I feel good. Maybe in my younger days in Portland, I might have taken it personal. Now I'm older and I'm used to the game. I know it's a business. I don't take it personal anymore. I talked to Pop and RC some. So I wasn't worried. If it happened it happened, but it didn't. People are always going to say things or flip things or run with stories. It was probably a little bit of frustration at one point on my end. I felt like I wasn't really fitting into the system as best I could. I wasn't really helping like I felt like I could. With any relationship, it's work. I talked to Pop and the staff and R.C. I feel like I'm going to try to be better at this year, and hopefully things go better. The relationship has always been great. There's no issue. It's just trying to mesh who I was to who I am now and try to get more out of me in the system."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson added it's not his job to watch over or worry about what LaVar Ball says or does. Magic also has no concerns over Lonzo Ball's off the court activities like the Facebook show.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson added it's not his job to watch over or worry about what LaVar Ball says or does. Magic also has no concerns over Lonzo Ball's off the court activities like the Facebook show.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson said he has no concerns over LaVar Ball being outspoken. Says like with Lonzo, his office is always open to LaVar. The two have spoken often and Magic credits LaVar being a great parent and how much he loves his family.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball says he will be wearing his Big Baller Brand shoes for sure in the season opener. Says he may still take the approach he had during summer league and wear other brands at times this season. Ball hasn't decided on that yet.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Lonzo Ball at Lakers media day

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clipper Darrell doing some not so undercover work for the Lakers' crosstown rival.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Clipper Darrell is crashing Lakers media day. Says he thinks Lakers could have a better record than the Clippers this year.

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