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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on how he will gauge success this season for the Knicks: "Growth. Growth. Obviously if we have a winning season, that would really be great. But I'm just looking at growth of each guy. And can we get to a place where we've developed a group of guys that we can take into the future as we start to add KP, as we start to add free agents. What group of young guys can move forward with us and help us be a winner in the future."

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Here are the list of key names that are rookie extension eligible next year: Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Jamal Murray, Taurean Prince, Dario Saric, Domas Sabonis, Buddy Hield, Caris LeVert and Dejounte Murray.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Knicks didn't reach an agreement with Kristaps Porzingis a rookie extension, so he will be a restricted free agent next summer. Waiting to offer Porzingis an extension until the summer of 2019 gives NYK an additional $10 million in cap space for the coming offseason.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Indiana is right at $47M in projected cap space for next season after the four-year $72M Myles Turner extension. The room takes into account all free agent cap holds being renounced. The contract is flat across the next four years with $8M in unlikely bonuses.

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Former 49ers' and Raiders' LB NaVorro Bowman is scheduled to work out for the Browns on Tuesday, per source.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Disabled Player Exception that Phoenix applied for with regards to Darrell Arthur is now voided with his waiver. The Suns will have a $7.4M cap hit on Arthur and $50K with Shaquille Harrison. Teams eligible to claim Harrison must have cap space or a trade exception to claim him based on the guard signed a three-year contract in March. The remaining $1.4M on the Harrison contract is non-guaranteed and he has a $1.6M team option in 2019-20. The Suns will need to waive or trade one player before Jamal Crawford is signed.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN analyst and ex-Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said on a conference call that New York has an opportunity to show growth and chase a playoff spot in the East but adds 'they're just not a talented team.' "I think David Fizdale's very good, and if he has a good roster, they will have a good team. If he has a mediocre roster, they will have a mediocre team. So I don't look at it as like changing coaches is the most important part to improvement. I think who picks the players is absolutely critical to your success or lack of success. And they have had some spotty things go on in the last three, four years, whatever it is, as far as picking players, both in the draft and free (agency). So right now I don't think you can expect them to have a quick fix. (Kristaps) Porzingis's health and improvement, it's not just his health, he's got to get better to be a best player on a really good team. And then they have to supplement their talent. When you look on the floor right now even if they had Porzingis, (rookie Kevin) Knox has got a chance, but like you look at their team, they're just not a talented team. Now I like (Enes) Kanter, I think he was a tremendous trade (acquisition), I'm interested to see if they can sign him or will sign him. But I think he's a very good player, but their back court needs some shoring up."

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Washington luxury tax bill drops from $18.3M to $12.1M with the Jodie Meeks trade to Milwaukee. Milwaukee had a $3.38M trade exception (plus $100K) that was set to expire on Nov. 7. The Wizards will now create a $3.45M trade exception. Total savings for Washington on the trade is $9.6M in salary and luxury tax.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton won't reveal if he has decided who will start in the backcourt for the season opener. But he said Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the starting backcourt in practice today.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (tendinitis) participated in almost all of practice and was pulled out at the end for precautionary reasons. Walton said Caldwell-Pope is good to go for the opener against Portland.