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  1. Why Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki is not his normally pessimistic self these daysRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    Dallas Mavericks players Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki photographed during the team's Media Day Monday, September 29, 2014 in Dallas. Sometimes, he sees it as completely empty.

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  2. Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant In Los Angeles Lakers NBA Media Day 2014 [PHOTOS]Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | International Business Times

    ... Then there are the new acquistions in Jeremy Lin, who was acquired by L.A. in an offseason trade with the Houston Rockets. Can the Asian-American star prove his worth as a legit starter in the league? Rookies Jordan Clarkson (2nd round pick) and ...

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  3. Mavericks notes: Parsons adds bulk so he can hang with big boysRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    ... important guy for us." A small forward by trade, Parsons (6-foot-9, 227 pounds) said while he played for the Houston Rockets the past three seasons, guarding players such as Dirk Nowitzki, Blake Griffin and Kevin Love was a test. "I just think ...

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  4. Jeremy Lin, "This is definitely a place I can call home."Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Lake Show Life

    Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin celebrates after making a three-pointer during the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports Jeremy Lin was an acquisition from the Houston Rockets.

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  5. Bryant on Lakers: 'Our mission is just to get better'Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | KITV-TV

    As much as Bryant previously faced obstacles head-on and with grit exceeded by no current NBA player, the upcoming season presents one of the greatest challenges of his distinguished career. Bryant was the center of attention Monday, addressing a large group of writers and broadcasters during a 10-minute session at the Lakers' media day at the club's headquarters.

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  6. Kobe Bryant Ambivalent On Comeback SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | International Business Times

    ... Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers are way better than his Then there are the dark horse contenders like the Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies; all of which are better from top to ...

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  7. The Phoenix Suns CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bright Side of the Sun

    Making the playoffs won't be easy in the wild west, but that is the Suns goal. To do so they will have to outplay a handful of teams.

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  8. Bryant declares himself 'normal' after first practiceRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Wave

    After declaring he "felt normal" at the conclusion of his first practice since last December, Kobe Bryant tried to put an end to the perpetual concerns about the state of his health. "I'm ready to go," he said after the Lakers wrapped up their first day of training camp under first-year head coach Byron Scott.

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  9. Training Camp News Day 1: Nash Looks TerrificRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Lake Show Life

    Mar 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash looks on during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 143-107.

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  10. New Orleans Pelicans small forward Luke Babbitt hoping to make push after summer of uncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Pelicans small forward Luke Babbitt battles for a rebound against the New York Knicks at the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. going on,'' Babbitt said.

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  11. Dallas Mavericks Present Biggest Threat To San Antonio Spurs In Western ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Rant Sports

    ... in the NBA. This offseason, the Mavericks most notably snagged small forward Chandler Parsons away from the Houston Rockets . Parsons gives Dallas another capable perimeter scorer, and at only 25-years of age, some needed youth. A capable small ...

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  12. Trevor Ariza fitting in on first day with RocketsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

    "It's great to be here, to get to work," he said on the first day of Rockets training camp. "I'm happy to be back in Houston and I came in focused and ready to work."

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  13. Rockets plan to pick up options on Terrence Jones, Donatas MotiejunasRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

    Though Rockets coach Kevin McHale called the Rockets' power forward position open, saying he needs to see more physical defense and rebounding from the position, a vote of confidence for his returning power forwards, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas, is expected before the season begins. The Rockets intend to pick up their fourth-year option on the contracts for both players, a person with knowledge of the plan said on Tuesday.

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  14. Harden and Howard: "We're on the same page"Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

    With the start of training camp on Tuesday, Rockets center Dwight Howard said the next few days are all about getting things together. "It's just practice, practice, practice," he said.

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  15. Rockets to wear special Chinese sleeved-jersey to celebrate Lunar New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Dream Shake

    The Rockets have a new uniform for 2014-2015 season. Bad news, it's not throwback and it's sleeved.

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  16. Coaching hot seat already burningRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Sports Network

    ... come in all shapes and sizes. No coach on the hot seat has loftier expectations than Kevin McHale of the Houston Rockets. Some speculated he might have lost his job this past offseason. In two seasons, McHale has never gotten out of the first round ...

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  17. Every NBA Team's Biggest Offseason RegretRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    Pushing one's luck can do that. Morey and Co. traded away key rotation pieces Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik in a bid to create the cap space needed to sign a premier free agent - namely Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh .

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  18. Kobe Bryant's Effort to Rediscover Game Is Moving Forward but Far from CompleteRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    Bryant came to the Los Angeles Lakers practice facility a week ago and told new coach and longtime friend Byron Scott how much rust felt coated on his bones despite how healed everything was and how much more focus he had been placing on his craft all summer. Bryant did not want the team's website or TV network in the gym, as was allowed for other informal scrimmages for Lakers players.

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  19. NBA Media Day Recap: The Highs, lows and just plain weirdRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Denver Post

    ... teams I was with wanted to win. To me, winning is all that matters and we weren't even close." This is so Houston Rockets. Their media day photo shoot somehow turned into more of a GQ-like shoot. Who does this? This is just awkward. It's unclear if ...

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  20. Los Angeles Lakers: Have The Fuel For 2014-15, But No FireRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Sir Charles in Charge

    Sep 29, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott during media day at the team practice facility in El Segundo. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Recently, new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott said his team being underdogs this upcoming season will add "fuel to fire" as they begin the journey back to NBA relevancy.

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