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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Points per 36 minutes this season 1. Russ 2. Isaiah 3. Boogie 4. Embiid 5. Harden 6. Kawhi 7. DeRozan 8. LOU WILLIAMS

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony's absence from practice is excused. Players who participated in the All Star game can miss today's practice.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony (excused), Courtney Lee (illness) and Joakim Noah (left hamstring) did not practice today, the Knicks say.

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

I've dealt w/ Rob Pelinka a lot covering the draft. Very smart. Excellent talent evaluator. His clients love him. Good hire for Lakers.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Eric Gordon said his agent Rob Pelinka will become the GM of the Lakers. Team officials have not confirmed the move.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said the Pelicans move to add DeMarcus Cousins to the roster was "interesting."

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins will wear No. 0 with the Pelicans.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Pelinka has begun informing his clients of possibility of him being Lakers GM, per sources. He's widely expected to be announced soon.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Lakers committed $186 million to 4-year deals for Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov and Jordan Clarkson this past offseason. All three have below average PERs, with Clarkson best at 13.3 (NBA average is 15.0).

Sam Alipour @samalipour

Lakers changes are exciting, but let's remember Kupchak, Laker since '81, chief architect of 2 titles (10 total), and a really good man. 3/3

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

It always seemed somewhat surreal that Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss could one day fire her very own brother, Jim, from his position as the team's executive vice president of basketball operations, but because of the team's historic slide that has indeed come to pass.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Eric Gordon said his agent, Rob Pelinka, will become the GM of the Lakers. "I think he's going to be good," Gordon said. "He had a good reputation as an agent and definitely expect nothing but good things from him. It's a different challenge and I think he'll be just fine." Pelinka not only represents Gordon but Trevor Ariza and James Harden.

Sam Alipour @samalipour

A story about Mitch Kupchak: While at UCLA, I ran into the Lakers GM in a store parking lot. Asked for advice on breaking into sports. 1/3

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden was given a rest day from Tuesday's practice. This is the first practice Harden has missed this season.