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More Than 15,000 Show Up to Watch Timberwolves Scrimmage

Top draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns made his Minnesota Timberwolves debut with an open scrimmage on Wednesday night, and more than 15,000 fans flocked to Target Center to watch him.

AP Source: Free Agent Jeremy Lin Agrees With Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a contract with free agent Jeremy Lin, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday night.

NBA 2015-16 Salary Cap Rises to All-Time High of $70 Million

The NBA salary cap has been set for next season at $70 million, a higher-than-expected number that paves the way for free agent contracts to be signed.

Okafor Off to Good Summer League Start With Assist From Noel

Former Duke center Jahlil Okafor had a mentor parked next to him during his first two NBA games at the Utah Jazz Summer League — albeit one not much older than he is.

AP Sources: Clippers Making Push to Keep DeAndre Jordan

Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Los Angeles Clippers are making a last-ditch push to keep free agent center DeAndre Jordan from joining the Dallas Mavericks.

Just When Spurs Seem Spent, They Win at N.B.A. Free Agency

Instead of facing the end of a dynasty because of retirements and free agency, San Antonio kept all its stars and added LaMarcus Aldridge and David West.

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Golden State Warriors Trade David Lee

Lee, an expensive bench player, has been traded to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace.

Not-Yet NBA Refs Also Under Microscope During Summer League

With his slender build and 6-foot-5 frame, Nate Green blends in at a gym full of up-and-coming players looking to make their mark at Orlando's NBA summer league.

On Pro Basketball: Season at Dysfunctional Sevilla Should Have Kristaps Porzingis Ready for Knicks

The Knicks’ top choice in last month’s N.B.A. played for a team that descended into organizational chaos this past season and could be on the brink of collapse.

Young Veterans Look to Summer League to Refine Skills

The NBA summer leagues were created, in part, for players like Marcus Smart and Dante Exum. The first-round picks from the 2014 draft — Exum at No. 5 and Smart at No. 6 — were both considered talents that would need some refining. They finished their rookie seasons as starters, but combined they barely averaged 10 points.

Epiphanny Prince Back With the New York Liberty

Epiphanny Prince will finally get to play for her hometown team, the New York Liberty.

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Mo Williams Returning to Cavs

Williams started last season with Minnesota and was traded to Charlotte, and he played in Cleveland from 2008 to 2011.

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Prospect Has Deal With Minnesota Timberwolves

The Serb Nemanja Bjelica, the Euroleague’s most valuable player, was the team’s second-round draft pick.

Jason Pierre-Paul Injures Hand With Fireworks

Pierre-Paul, a defensive end who has been in a contract squabble with the Giants, was in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital after a Fourth of July accident, teammates and media reports said.

Minnesota Lynx Back Atop the Western Conference

The Minnesota Lynx were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference and a third WNBA title in five seasons. Until this week, they were looking up in the standings.

Brook and Robin Lopez, With Identical Genes, Are Often a Study in Contrasts

New York basketball fans who are used to the quiet demeanor of the Nets’ Brook Lopez may be surprised by the intense, outgoing nature of Robin Lopez, who is set to join the Knicks.

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Testing New Technology

Referees in the N.B.A. summer leagues will be wearing headsets, and replay reviews will be used during games.

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