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The off-season trades of Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams did not bring any notable players in return, but the Hawks are in nearly the same position they were last season when they made the playoffs.
Ramel Bradley grew up in Brooklyn dreaming of an N.B.A. career. He is playing professionally at 27, but he plays for a team in Israel, not the United States.
The author and his father met up for a Knicks game, where a loss wasn't quite as traumatic as it was in his childhood.
Quirks of the game: Bernard King is again a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame, but whether he will - or should - make the final cut remains an open question.
The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Oklahoma City at Houston, Miami at Chicago and the Clippers at San Antonio.
Tyson Chandler, already a former N.B.A. champion and Olympic gold medalist, savors adding an All-Star appearance to his résumé.
An interview with Greg Anthony, who was the Knicks' first-round draft choice in 1991, and is now an analyst on Nets telecasts on the YES Network.
In the Bay Area in the 1980s, the Golden State Warriors cornered the market on cool for sports.
Brook Lopez of the Nets and Tyson Chandler of the Knicks play the same position in the same city, but their styles could hardly be more different.
A onetime Knicks fan likes the Barclays Center; he's just not sure about the team that plays there.
Despite a biceps injury, Carmelo Anthony kept shooting at a fan event Thursday, just as he did the night before in the Knicks' loss to the Raptors.
The N.B.A. will have its 3-point and dunk contests on Saturday in Houston, but Ray Allen and Dwight Howard have dominated those categories in the last decade in regular-season play.
Quirks of the game: The N.B.A.'s new anti-flopping policy appears to have reduced the overacting.
With six consecutive basketball games in which he has scored at least 30 points and shot 60 percent or higher, LeBron James is on a great roll for any field.
The Knicks convinced Tim Glover to become a basketball fan, but the atmosphere at Barclays Center has lured him and his son to Nets games this season.
Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried became the first N.B.A. player to join Athlete Ally, an organization aimed at combating homophobia in sports.
The Nets' Deron Williams will miss the final two games before the All Star break because of inflammation in both his ankles, the team said Monday.
Iman Shumpert, who has only played 12 games after recovering from knee surgery in April, has been struggling to find his rhythm on the court and his place with the Knicks.
When the Clippers started sending multiple defenders on Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks did not have a counter. Anthony attempted only two shots in the fourth quarter Sunday. The identity of Anthony's backup remains an open question.
The entrants are set for the N.B.A.'s annual 3-point contest, an integral part of the league's upcoming All-Star weekend, but determining who will be the favorite is difficult, given past results.