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Miami experience gives new Grizzlies coach instant respect

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has known his new coach since he was 19 and brand new in the NBA. Veteran guard and defensive whiz Tony Allen is excited at the prospect of being included in some offensive sets. JaMychal Green is happy the new boss asked him to play for him in the summer league.

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Mike Sielski: Sixers' Embiid has grown in more ways than one

The longest stable stretch of Joel Embiid's life as a basketball player has been the stretch when he could not play basketball. It is easy to forget this because so many people - the 76ers, their fans, anyone curious about what Embiid could and would do once he was healthy - have been waiting so long to see him play. That wait, that preoccupation with the skills that Embiid might display on the court, has overshadowed everything else about him, including and especially how little basketball he has played in his life, how close he came to not being a Sixer at all, and how his past might affect his future.

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Kemba Walker on his knee surgery

Hornets guard discusses his recovery from knee surgery.
Rick Bonnell rbonnell@newsobserver.com
Kemba Walker on his knee surgery 0:40

Kemba Walker on his knee surgery

Stephen Curry understands decision to pull NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte 1:03

Stephen Curry understands decision to pull NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte

Marcus Paige sees himself as a point guard first 0:45

Marcus Paige sees himself as a point guard first

Jeremy Lin On Hornets' Confidence 0:56

Jeremy Lin On Hornets' Confidence