ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Al Jefferson breaks into a wide, giddy smile and anxiously rubs his large hands together when he thinks about what he and the Charlotte Hornets might to able to accomplish this season.STEVE REED (AP Sports Writer)
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- The Kevin Love era officially ended in Minnesota in August when he was traded to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James and the Cavaliers. In retrospect, it may have been over far sooner.JON KRAWCZYNSKI (AP Basketball Writer)
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton is expected to be sidelined for about a month after undergoing a procedure to repair a common abnormal heart rhythm.
DENVER (AP) -- Coach K believed in him, enough to even ask him to take charge of the team. All Stars listened to him, too, especially at crunch time.PAT GRAHAM (AP Sports Writer)
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- A few days at the U.S. Military Academy can change the Knicks only so much. Notorious night owl J.R. Smith isn't going to start waking up at dawn like a cadet.BRIAN MAHONEY (AP Basketball Writer)