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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.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks announced that they've released Lou Amundson, Chasson Randle and JP Tokoto, confirming our earlier report. That means they have room for Ron Baker, Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Blake Griffin says he feels as good as he has physically in "several years":


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans have waived Shawn Dawson and Robert Sacre. Their roster is now down to 18 and must get to 15 on Monday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have released Lou Amundson and JP Tokoto per ESPN sources

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

A source close to Tristan Thompson tells ESPN the story re: his engagement to Khloe Kardashian/reality TV series development plans is false on both counts.