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Great scorers on bad teams

If the Lakers don't improve, Kobe Bryant could become a member of a short list of players averaging 20-plus points for teams with less than 20 wins.

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Former NBA players in China this season

Washed up, troubled or fringe NBA players are more and more often ending up in China, where pay is better than in Europe these days. There will be up to 30 former NBAers there this season – including Michael Beasley and Andray Blatche.

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Team mottos in the NBA this season

Bulls see red, Raptors are the north and the Sixers make clear they are not in the business of winning this season.

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