Report: Bucks join 76ers, Thunder in opposing lottery reform ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee still need five more teams to join their side
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Could lottery reform be bad for small market teams? Sam Presti argues yes. ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Watch after the draft lottery next year when a team like the Lakers, Celtics or Knicks jumps way up the board so they can draft a young star and some smaller market owners cry it’s unfair.
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Bucks rookie Jabari Parker strives to become total package player

Sheridan Hoops (Shlomo Sprung) — Things did not start out particularly well for young Jabari Parker. Just 2:49 into the first quarter on Monday night, the 19-year-old Milwaukee Bucks rookie and second overall draft pick was called for a questionable charge on new Knicks point guard Jose Calderon. It was his second personal foul of the game and would normally earn […]
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LeBron James and his difficult-to-assess super teams ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — The only precedent for LeBron, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving? LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh
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BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Golden State Warriors Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — The Golden State Warriors cannot be criticized for lacking ambition. Mark Jackson led the franchise to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons (out of his three total), a feat that made him their most successful head coach since the first Don Nelson era. His reward was a speedy dismissal. For whatever tensions existed between Jackson and his bosses — and there were many , to the point where a...
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Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wears clock hat ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Iman Shumpert is wearing a hat with a clock on it. That is all.
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Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope Adrian Wojnarowski (Adrian Wojnarowski) — At least one prominent general manager is worried the proposed changes will benefit big-market franchises.
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Kevin Durant is now using a scooter, promises not to rush in his return from surgery Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — After Derrick Rose basically (and understandably) ducked extensively speaking with most media while sitting out the 2012-13 season with an ACL tear, the NBA changed its rules regarding the media availability required for its seriously injured players. Though Kevin Durant’s right foot fracture won’t shelve him for the entire 2014-15 season, it will put him out for most of the exhibition season...
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Kyrie Irving's challenge

ESPN: TrueHoop (Henry Abbott) — Kyrie Irving has far better teammates this season, but will he get the ball enough to do what he does best? Amin Elhassan and Henry Abbott discuss.
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Here's New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wearing a clock on his hat (Photo) Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — After a 120-107 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday that saw them allow a Bucks club expected to rank among the NBA's very worst teams this season to shoot 60 percent from the floor, the New York Knicks knew it was time to face the music when they spoke with reporters. Knicks guard Iman Shumpert seemed to take the "time" and "face" parts pretty seriously: [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy...
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JaVale McGee finally ready to return for Nuggets ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Center played just five games last season
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Entire Bulls bench runs to help up Derrick Rose (video) ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Chicago point guard still clearly has respect of teammates
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All of the Bulls rushed over to pick Derrick Rose up when he fell down, which was nice (Video) Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Derrick Rose looked fantastic on Monday night, scoring 30 points on 12 for 18 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in just 24 minutes of work during the Chicago Bulls' 107-98 preseason loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The point guard, who's trying to rediscover his MVP form after missing most of the last two seasons with knee injuries, did most of that damage...
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67RIEFNS No. 25: Synergy of the Pelicans’ lineup ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — New Orleans adds its missing link in Omer Asik
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Kevin Durant on return: “I’m not going to rush it all” ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Expect him to be out until mid- to late December.
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