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In Exile From the Knicks, but Still at Home in Cleveland

In Cleveland, they recently unveiled a street sign for Charles Oakley, the retired N.B.A. power forward. In New York, he has been estranged from the Knicks organization for years.

Two Years After Last Game, Ray Allen Officially Retires From N.B.A.

Allen won N.B.A. titles in Boston and Miami, and made one of the most memorable 3-pointers in N.B.A. finals history.

N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week

The Chicago Bulls square off against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday for the second time this season. Each team has hopes of breaking the Cleveland Cavaliers’ stranglehold on the Eastern Conference.

Sports Business: One-and-Done System Gets a Documentary. Call It a Farce.

Ben Simmons, the subject of “One & Done,” knew that he would enter the N.B.A. draft after one season at Louisiana State. So why pretend?

On Pro Basketball: A Knicks Opponent Offers Derrick Rose a Low-Profile Role Model

The Knicks’ versatile attack on Saturday against the Grizzlies underscored that they need Rose to be more like the understated Mike Conley Jr. than an M.V.P.

Knicks 111, Grizzlies 104: Knicks Let Lead Slip Against Grizzlies, but Still Hold On

In a 111-104 win over Memphis, the Knicks turned what appeared to be a triumphant homecoming into a white-knuckle affair as an 18-point lead wasted away.

Echo of Jeremy Lin’s Glory Days as Nets Win Home Opener

The Nets, unsung and inexperienced, engineered a 103-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers, and Lin finished with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.

Knicks Need Time to Regroup (or Just to Group)

An opening-night rout at Cleveland showed that the team remains a work in progress, with new players not yet meshing and the triangle offense still a puzzlement.

30 Seconds With Willis Reed

The long-retired N.B.A. center recently spoke about the new Knicks and his team’s old philosophy.

10 Things the N.B.A. Openers Taught Us

Among them: The Warriors may need time to jell, the 76ers may be competitive and the Cavaliers still have it.

Anthony Davis Puts Up 50 Points in Opener, but Pelicans Still Fall

Davis was dominant in his first game of the N.B.A. season, but he did not get enough help in a 107-102 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Spurs 129, Warriors 100: Warriors Blown Out by Spurs in Opener

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 35 points and the Spurs emphatically spoiled Kevin Durant’s first game for Golden State in a rout.

Cavaliers 117, Knicks 88: LeBron James Puts Up Triple-Double as Cavaliers Crush Knicks in Opener

James had 19 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his 43rd career triple-double, and Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, equaling reigning champion Cleveland’s margin of victory.

Essay: I Was Never Jackie Chan, and I’m Not Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin is a good basketball player, but also on the shortlist of famous Asians invoked in racist taunts.

When Linsanity Happened

Linsanity reverberates today. We look back on it — the good, the bad and the gaffes — on the eve of Jeremy Lin's return to New York as a member of the Nets.

Warriors’ Aesthetic Is Basketball Ballet

The beauty of the pass-first style that Golden State rode to a 73-9 record last season is that it looks deceptively unscripted. But that’s not the case.

On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Remains a Rock Amid N.B.A.’s Changing Terrain

In a whirlwind off-season, Kevin Durant moved to the Warriors, and Dwyane Wade went to the Bulls. The Cavaliers look the same, and they’re thankful for that.

N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week

The 2016-17 N.B.A. season kicks off on Tuesday with games between the Knicks and the Cavaliers, the Jazz and the Trail Blazers and the Spurs and the Warriors.

For Cavaliers, New Friends Are Gold (and Sterling Silver)

Like some other recent N.B.A. champions, Cleveland has taken the Larry O’Brien Trophy on tour, but the extent to which they have embraced the trophy is unique.

N.B.A. Season Preview: Crystal Balls Show Cavaliers and Warriors Back in the Finals

The two teams who met in the finals last season are most likely to outclass the rest of the league once again.

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