ICYMI: Lin goes undercover at gym
Hornets guard Jeremy Lin pretended to be a personal trainer named Wayne to catch fans off guard. "Wayne-sanity" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Mineiro posterizes Ayon at FIBA Americas
Brazil's Rafael Mineiro reaches way up to throw down a monster jam over Mexico's Gustavo Ayon at the FIBA Americas tournament.
Basketball analytics ... for pickup ball
Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry is here to convince you to score your games by 2s and 3s rather than 1s and 2s. Still not convinced? Listen to Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “I always make pickup games 3s and 2s." Fixing pickup
Armstrong impersonates Manu Ginobili ...
... and the Spurs guard loved it! Yes, the NBA's foremost impressionist impressed the Argentine by mimicking him in all his Euro-stepping, foul-drawing glory. Ginobili: 'Great job man!'
Howard detained for gun in carry-on
Rockets C Dwight Howard was detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport last Friday for having a handgun in his carry-on bag. He was not charged with a crime, and he boarded a later flight after giving the gun to an associate. Story
ICYMI: The Hawks surprise Mutombo
The Hawks announced they will retire Dikembe Mutombo's jersey on Nov. 24. The big man's reaction to the news is priceless.
Glen 'Big Baby' Davis has ankle surgery
The free agent, who spent the last two seasons with the Clippers, will be sidelined two to three months, a source told the LA Times. Davis had ligaments repaired and a cyst and bone spurs removed.
Mexico wins second straight
Former NBA player Gustavo Ayon went off for 27 points and 13 rebounds to guide host Mexico past Brazil 66-58 at the FIBA Americas.
Grizzlies' rookie Martin breaks foot
Forward Jarell Martin, the 25th overall pick in this year's draft, will have surgery Thursday after fracturing his left foot in a collision with another player during a workout. The team provided no timetable for his return.
Mexico back in action at FIBA Americas
Host Mexico won its opener on Monday, then had an off day yesterday. Now Gustavo Ayon & Co. go for a second win to open FIBA Americas play against Brazil. Live on ESPN3
Venezuela gets double-digit win
Windi Graterol scored a team-high 13 points and Venezuela had four players in double figures in its 74-63 win over Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico falls behind at halftime
Despite a game-high 13 points from Mavericks PG J.J. Barea and 12 from former Knicks first-rounder Renaldo Balkman, Puerto Rico trails Venezuela 43-37 at halftime at FIBA Americas. Puerto Rico has gotten just 3 points from its bench. Live on ESPN3
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Smith has guarantee dates and incentives in deal that make it likely he will get full salary. But it is overall an unusual contract.
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JR Smith's deal with Cavs is 2 years/10.3M total. But first year just 2M guaranteed, 2nd year player option is 2.1M guaranteed sources said.
Puerto Rico takes early lead
Both teams shot better than 50 percent from the field in the first quarter, as Puerto Rico took a 22-20 lead over Venezuela at FIBA Americas. Mavs guard J.J. Barea was one of three players to score six points for Puerto Rico in the quarter. Live on ESPN3
Puerto Rico looks for second win
Rick Pitino's squad broke through yesterday at FIBA Americas, and they'll try to build on that success tonight against Venezuela, which is 1-0 so far. Live on ESPN3
Howard detained for gun at airport
Dwight Howard was not arrested on Aug. 28, when TSA officials at George Bush Intercontinental airport discovered a pistol in the bottom of a carry-on bag, and was allowed to board a later flight after the Houston District Attorney's office declined to press charges against him. Howard told officials the gun was his, and he was allowed to give the handgun to an associate. Story
Canada routs Cuba 101-59 in FIBA Americas
Led by Andrew Wiggins and Nick Stauskas' 30 combined points, every player scored in Canada's 42-point win over Cuba, which has lost by a combined 72 points in its two games. Live on ESPN3
Are LeBron's title hopes fading?
ESPN Forecast asked how many titles LeBron would win in Cleveland, and 97% of the panel said at least one. Ethan Sherwood Strauss says: "I don't have that kind of faith."