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Nick Friedell  

Forman reiterates that the decision to trade Derrick Rose was a "basketball decision," and had nothing to do with his legal situation.

Nick Friedell  

Robin Lopez getting loosened up on media day. Bulls expecting him to be a stabilizing presence on young team.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

What rapper would Jamal Crawford equate to Paul Pierce, who is retiring after the season? "Snoop Dogg. He's done it all. He's seen it all."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on retiring rival Kevin Garnett: "KG and I had a few battles just because he was so intense, and he was a competitor, the fiercest competitor. He always wanted to win, always wanted to get an edge on you early. He tried to intimidate you at times, but that was just his style. I have nothing but respect for him and what he did for this league. He was probably one of the best all-around players this league has ever seen. ... It's been fun to compete against him. At times, we got into it a little bit, but it's just because both guys wanted to win. That was his style – intensity. He had a passion for the game that was incredible."

Nick Friedell  

Forman believes Bulls will see "growth" from Jimmy Butler both in his game and how he fits into the locker room.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yi Jianlian finishing up at Lakers media day.

Nick Friedell  

Forman notes that the Bulls have had talks with Wade and training staff about minutes restriction during the season. Says situation will be "fluid" throughout the year.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Chris Paul on if the Clippers plan to protest during the national anthem: "The biggest thing we can do is communicate with one another [about it]. Whatever we do, it'll be a team thing."

Nick Friedell  

Forman and Paxson singing the praises of Rondo early on. Gar says that Rondo has been working in Bulls' facility for a while and organization sounds confident the veteran can hit the ground running.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Chris Paul on dealing with disappointment during the offseason: "Unfortunately, for me, I've had 11 summers knowing what it's like not to win a championship. You keep pushing. That's what it is to be a professional."

Nick Friedell  

Forman and Paxson discussing the changes made to the roster and to the training staff. Feeling confident that roster turnover will be good for the Bulls.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Paul, Griffin and Jordan fielding questions at media day.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are on stage.

Nick Friedell  

Bulls PR says Forman and Paxson will lead off media day festivities. Hoiberg, Butler, Rondo and Wade follow after that.

Nick Friedell  

Good to be back at Bulls media day. Always feels kind of like the first day of school.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

The Clippers haven't decided on what to do as far as social activism is concerned, but Doc Rivers is happy that at least a discussion is happening.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he's enjoyed the dialogue with his players regarding the protests seen in other sports during the national anthem. He's OK with his players using their stage to promote positive social change. Marcus Smart said Celtics players have discussed what they might do as a team but would not reveal any plans until team feels it's right time.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs' "Big 4" pose for portraits.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A reminder of happier times at Lakers media day.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs SG Wesley Matthews looks sleek compared to last season. "I'm down probably eight pounds, and a lot of it is just being able to train," said Matthews, who was recovering from a ruptured Achilles' tendon a year ago. "You've got to understand that at this time last year, I wasn't able to run, wasn't able to move around."