NBA Rumors and News for October 3, 2013

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Thursday, October 3 Daily Trivia: A year after having surgery while at Marquette, Dwyane Wade was drafted fifth overall in the 2003 NBA draft. His teammate LeBron James went first overall, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony went third and Heat forward Chris Bosh went fourth. Who went second? Derrick Rose eager to return Posted at 08:44 PM ET Going a year and a half without playing basketball isn’t easy for any player, especially if you’re the former MVP coming back to prove a lot

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LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales, but Rose popular overseas

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The NBA today released its global list of top-selling jerseys for the 2012-13 season. Two-time NBA champion LeBron James of the Miami Heat took the No. 1 spot for the first time with the most popular jersey worldwide. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls earned the top spot in China, Latin America and Europe, and placed No. 2 on the overall list.

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Bernucca: The Disabled Dozen — Key Injuries as Camps Start

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With NBA training camps now open, every team will be using October to try to answer questions about their rosters. But for teams with injured stars, the questions have greater significance. Like, how long can the Lakers stay afloat without Kobe Bryant? Is Danny Granger going to come off the bench for the Pacers? Are the Warriors really a better team without David Lee? No less than nine current or former All-Stars will start the 2013-14 season with doubt swirling around them because they

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Sprung: With Paul George and solid core, Pacers are East’s most secure franchise

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With wing extraordinaire Paul George signing a max-level, five-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, a legitimate argument can be made that the Pacers have the most secure medium to long-term future of any Eastern Conference team. At just 23 years of age, the 6-8 small forward already is one of the top five defenders in the NBA, as evidenced by his regular season advanced numbers, and is quickly developing a really strong offensive game.

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SH Blog: Bryant still a few weeks away from fully running, how Kerr received a black eye from Jordan

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Remember all the talk throughout the summer about where Kobe Bryant stands in terms of being able to play in the season opener? The superstar guard gave us great optimism when he confidently jumped into a pool from 40-plus feet above the ground last month. However, we are now just 36 days away before the Los Angeles Lakers play their first game of the season, and there is still no concrete news on when Bryant will resume basketball activities. The only thing

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