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Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Putting together an NBA roster is not easy. Depends on draft choices, ability to sign free agents and cap. Easier to talk about it.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Almost five minutes into the game, Karl-Anthony Towns is outscoring the Grizzlies. So is Gorgui Dieng. And Andrew Wiggins. And Zach LaVine has as many points as Memphis.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Genuinely curious: Where is this seemingly widespread notion Roy Hibbert is going to start over a healthy Cody Zeller originating?

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid just electrified this starving Sixers crowd with his first basket which came on a shake-and-bake, back-to-basket jumper by the free throw line before emphatically swatting a Russell Westbrook shot in the lane. Sixers up 10-2 early on Oklahoma City.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How Al Horford's introduction sounded inside TD Garden.


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Dirk Nowitzki with a pretty good chip shot defending the pick-and-roll but that's not legal in basketball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Let the Joel Embiid era begin in Philly.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown in June: "I'm ready to rip somebody's head off" Nets center Justin Hamilton in October: "Confirmed." (Boston's No. 3 pick almost put Hamilton on a poster with a baseline drive in his NBA debut. Hamilton fouled but got the worst of the contract).

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Walton taking a break next to Chick Hearn statue outside Staples Center.

Teague sets up Turner for the dunk

The Pacers get off to a fast start when Jeff Teague sets up Myles Turner for the slam.