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Andrea Pelkey ESPN Producer 

It's that time again. The Association. In The Land.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

During an appearance on the Road Trippin' podcast, Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas, addressing comments he made about not wanting to talk to Danny Ainge again, said he was disrespected by not being alerted to a possible deal. Added Thomas: "I'm not tripping off the trade, like I got traded to the Cavs and we're going to win a championship."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to Dave Zirin of The Nation on president Donald Trump: "This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner–and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers–is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed because they know it better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

A Cavs source tells ESPN that Kendrick Perkins' "weight and game look like his early OKC days" as CLE's G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, signed Perkins on Monday. The Cavs believe Perkins can be a hybrid player/teacher for a team this season, in the mold of Nazr Mohammed, Nick Collison and Elton Brand. Cavs coach Ty Lue has discussed adding Perkins to his coaching staff should he not find a situation where he can play. Make no mistake, Perk prefers to play though. "After not playing a whole year, I think I did pretty well for myself in training camp and when my number was called," Perkins told ESPN at the conclusion of the Cavs' preseason. "I thought I came out and contributed and it felt good, man. It felt good."

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State forward Omri Casspi (ankle) probable, forward Andre Iguodala (back strain) questionable for season opener against Houston on Tuesday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' final roster released by the NBA lists Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Jarrett Jack as inactive, though it can be updated prior to Thursday's opener.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Denver will likely waive guard Jameer Nelson to create a roster spot for Jefferson, league sources tell ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Denver plans to waive a player to make room for Richard Jefferson on 15-man roster, league sources tell ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Free agent forward Richard Jefferson is closing in on a one-year, $2.3M deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell ESPN.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Lonzo Ball says that he's playing Thursday.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder are in talks with PJ Dozier for their final two-way spot, league sources tell ESPN. Dozier, 20, cleared waivers on Monday after being waived by the Mavericks.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks ended rookie extension talks without a deal, sources tell ESPN. He'll enter restricted free agency in July.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Boston Celtics and guard Marcus Smart were relatively close in talks at extension deadline, but he'll enter restricted free agency in July, sources tell ESPN.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Switching gears to the Tim Duncan hurricane relief front. Did you know that in the 2 ½ days they were in St. Croix a little more than a week ago, they distributed nearly 24 pounds of food per person to more than 10,500 hurricane victims? That's almost a week's worth of food distributed by Duncan and his team in 2 ½ days on the island.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Lonzo Ball (ankle) did everything in practice today and wants to play Thursday. Barring setbacks, he should be ready for regular season opener.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The LaMarcus Aldridge extension now has the Spurs with $68M in guaranteed contracts (including the team option for Dejounte Murray and Derrick White) for 2019-20. That number could rise next summer when All-Star Kawhi Leonard is eligible to sign for the Designated Player Veteran Extension. Leonard could sign a five-year $219M extension with a $37.8M cap hit in 2019. Leonard currently has a $21.3M player option for the 2019-20 season.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma with the post practice halfcourt shot duel.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni: "We closed the gap [on the Warriors] only because I feel that we're better this year last year. Now, we'll see if they're better. They might be better, so maybe it's an illusion. That's the reason we can say that. We just feel like we're a better team this year. Now, we've got a ways to go. This is not going to be the same team it is in May. It shouldn't be. If it is, we're in trouble."

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni warns about overreactions to Rockets-Warriors opener. "Did it really mean anything when the Spurs beat them by 40 last year?"

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden believes Rockets have pieces to be legitimate challengers to Warriors. "We have to find our identity."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs signed SG Gian Clavell to a two-way contract, according to a source.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Oracle Arena is ready to get the NBA season rolling.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Kendrick Perkins, a 13-year NBA veteran, has agreed to deal to join the Cleveland-affiliated Canton Charge of G-League, league sources tell ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs are engaged in serious talks on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.