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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Rockets are signing forward James Nunnally to a 10-day deal. He shot 38.5 percent from 3-point range in 13 games with the Timberwolves this season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox was asked about his comfort level in playing 44 minutes and shooting 23 shots vs. Philly. (He scored a career-high 31 points on 12-for-23 shooting in the loss on Sunday). Knox veered off topic during the answer and started talking about his defense: "Shooting a lot of shots, you've got to be able to do the other things as well, as far as dirty work. Rebounding. Helping defensively and stuff like that… So I'm just trying to get better. I'm definitely going to make a lot of defensive mistakes but I definitely want to get better as the year goes on. I'm going to be able to take a lot of shots but I've got to be able to help my teammates on the other end."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks rookie Kevin Knox on scoring a career-high 31 points vs. Philly: "It just shows that I've got a lot of room left to improve. I'm only 19," Knox said Sunday. "I just want to keep getting better, keep learning every single year. Keep improving different aspects of my game. It's cool to see but we've just got to try to get that win. All the points don't really matter (without it)."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kuzma says Luke Walton has done "a great job" coaching through a variety of issues the Lakers have endured this season and backed his coach like he did last season. "I think Luke has done a great job this year handling all the adversity that we've been through," Kuzma said. "Especially coming through with all these injuries to suspensions and then trying to figure out how to balance a whole new team. It's a tough job. I'm glad I'm not coaching this team because there would be a lot of different issues I would have to handle too. So I think he's done a great job and as long as we just do our part and they do their part, everybody should be fine."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

In what amounted to a must-have win with their schedule taking a brutal turn coming up, the Lakers got two solid all-around games from Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball. Ingram finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while Ball was aggressive all night with 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists. It was one of Ball's better shooting nights as he hit 8-for-17 overall, including 3-for-7 from the 3-point line. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points and 12 rebounds.

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Making the Warriors beatdown of Denver even more impressive? Denver entered the night 18-3 at home..best in the NBA

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton's starting lineup changes: Tyson Chandler in for JaVale McGee and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for Josh Hart. Walton looking for a spark to help the Lakers get off to a better start and improved communication on defense.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Rodney McGruder has now met the starter criteria in his contract. The Miami Heat guard has now started 41 games this season and will be eligible to receive a $3M (from $1.9M) Qualifying Offer. McGruder signed a three-year $3.4M contract with the Heat during the summer of 2016.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Brett Brown, in discussing the signing of Corey Brewer to a 10-day, says that one thing he and Elton Brand discussed at length in adding a piece: chemistry, and adding a good presence in the locker room.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After NYK's loss to PHI, David Fizdale was asked if he saw any similarities between NYK's rebuild and The Process in Philly: “It's similar but a little different from the standpoint of we're definitely playing a ton of young guys like they did. What they didn't have was Kristaps sitting over there. So I don't anticipate our struggle being as long as theirs. For Brett (Brown) to through three years of just taking it and trying to get them better and digging until they got the combination of guys they wanted out there. But yeah, I look at them and obviously I'm hopeful when you look at how they've grown their deal.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After NYK's loss to PHI, Kevin Knox was asked if he saw any similarities between NYK's rebuild and the Sixers' process: "Yeah, I mean they went through a lot of struggles these last few years but they never gave up. They kept working. They kept with the same plan every single year. Got some draft picks, got healthy. Kind of similar to how we're doing it. We're a young team, it's going to be a struggle. We're going to go through some ups and downs but we're still going to keep working each and every day to get better. You could definitely say it's kind of a similar path."

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Corey Brewer will get a five-game evaluation based on the 10-Day Contract signed with Philadelphia. The $135K contract signed on Jan. 15 will expire on Jan. 24. The 76ers will have a $85K cap hit on his salary. This is the first time Brewer has signed a 10-Day in his career.