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A new NBA season is almost here, and it's shaping up to be as wide-open as ever. Here's everything you need to know before Tuesday's tip-off.
Kevin Pelton projects a major shake-up in the NBA's power structure and he joins Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps one day before the tip of the 2019-20 season to discuss his analytics-based conclusions. In the East, Pelton explains his concerns for the Celtics and the guys also dig into how far the Pacers can go (15:19). In the West, the crew lays out expectations for the Clippers (33:05) and Lakers (36:55) after addressing their postseason concerns for the Rockets (28:38).
Kyrie Irving spoke for the first time Friday night about the Nets' tense trip to China.
Nets players said Wednesday they're focused on the season ahead, not what transpired in China while they were there to play the Lakers amid the fallout from Daryl Morey's tweet.
The aftermath of Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet included torn-down banners, scrapped events and major fallout for the NBA, its stars and its commissioner.
During a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, several players from the Nets and Lakers voiced frustration about being in the middle of the dispute between the league and China, sources told ESPN.
After a long week in China, where the NBA's burgeoning business was tested nearly to its breaking point, the Nets and Lakers are heading home after their preseason games ended without incident.
Kyrie Irving will not play in Saturday's preseason game between the Nets and Lakers after aggravating his facial injury.
The NBA will not be holding media availability for the rest of the Lakers' and Nets' trip to China, citing the "complicated and unprecedented situation" the teams are in.
The NBA game in China between the Lakers and Nets was played Thursday, but there was no media availability of any kind for either team.
Nets guard Kyrie Irving left the game against the Lakers after one minute because he aggravated a facial injury he suffered before training camp.