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July 18, 2013 Updates

Marc J. Spears: While adapting to big free agency offseason moves, a source said the NBA is expected to push back the release of 2013-14 schedule to August. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

June 28, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets will be playing in the Orlando Pro Summer League in, yes, Orlando, Florida. The event runs from July 7-12 and will consist of 10 teams, playing 26 games in total. Participants include: Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers, Mimai Heat, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers. The schedule and rules are as follows: NetsDaily

June 25, 2013 Updates
June 15, 2013 Updates

Ettore Messina said that CSKA Moscow and San Antonio Spurs are trying to organiza an exhibition game in Texas next fall. "Manu Ginobili was one of my players with Kinder and I am still in contact with him. Then there is coach Gregg Popovich, whom I consider a friend" said Ettore Messina. Sportando

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The Lakers have announced their schedule for the 2013-14 preseason, including two games to be played in China. On Oct. 15, the Lakers and Golden State Warriors will play an exhibition game in Beijing at the MasterCard Center. Three days later, they'll meet again in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Los Angeles Times

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The NBA announced early Tuesday a "comprehensive global preseason schedule" that involves the Chicago Bulls playing the first-ever game in Brazil. The Bulls will face the Washington Wizards at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on Oct. 12. Chicago Tribune

The veteran big man wouldn’t deny the reputation that Brazil — and Rio in particular — has for being a little wild. “I know, and the whole world knows that,” Nene said. “You guys hear about the Carnival. All celebrities come down. But there’s a lot of things to do. Nice beach, nice mall. A lot of shows, a lot of events. For me, nothing’s changed … but for [my teammates], it’s going to be a lot of new things. I hope they slow down.” Coach Randy Wittman didn’t spend a lot of time elaborating on the trip. “Eh, the weather’s nice, especially at that time of year, I hope,” he said. Washington Post

The NBA global games will conclude with two games in China between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. The teams will play on Oct. 15 at the MasterCard Center in Beijing, then travel to Shanghai for a game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Oct. 18. To date, the NBA has staged 138 preseason and regular-season games in 19 countries and territories across Europe, the Americas and Asia since 1978. NBA.com

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February 10, 2013 Updates

Several professional and college sports teams were forced to rearrange their travel plans as a massive storm swept through the Northeast. The NBA's New York Knicks were stuck in Minnesota after playing the Timberwolves on Friday night, hoping to try to fly home sometime Saturday. The San Antonio Spurs were also staying overnight in Detroit after seeing their 11-game winning streak end against the Pistons, awaiting word on when they might be able to fly to New York for their game Sunday night at Brooklyn. 13wmaz.com

February 8, 2013 Updates

The Lakers are expected to play October exhibition games in Beijing and Shanghai before next season as part of the NBA's annual China Games series, although the NBA has not announced its plans yet. Bryant, who has an epic fan following in Asia, has said he might retire when his contract expires at the end of next season. Dwight Howard, who could re-sign with the Lakers this offseason, did a promotional tour for Adidas in China last summer also. Orange County Register

December 17, 2012 Updates

The seventh-winningest coach in league history told NBA.com that the travel has become especially wearing and that he may speak with team officials about staying overnight in a city and flying to the next stop the following morning, rather than leaving with the team after the game and often arriving early in the morning. Karl said he does not, however, envision missing games. “I don’t think it’ll ever go that far,” he said. “I’ve thought about not traveling with the team on the late-night flights. I’ve thought about instead of getting to bed at 4 o’clock in the morning, I’ll let my coaches have the morning shootaround. I’ll sleep in in L.A. or I’ll sleep in in Sacramento, get up at 7:30 or 8 o’clock, catch a flight. I’ve thought about that. But my energy level is getting better and stronger every year. I’m feeling healthier. I’m trying to eat better. People ask me all the time how am I doing. I’m doing a hell of a lot better than I was doing before I got cancer.” NBA.com

“The NBA is four to five games a week,” he told NBA.com. “I think I can handle that the way I’m doing it now, but I also don’t want to intensify my life any more. I would like to slowly cut whatever I’m cutting. Five or 10 percent of my intensity. I don’t want the organization to be unhappy with me. I think my organization’s happy with me, but I delegate a lot. I give it to my assistant coaches a lot more than I think most coaches do.” NBA.com

December 14, 2012 Updates

By the end, though, the product the Lakers put on the court drew cheers of amusement and derision Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Actually, it started in the first quarter, long before the Knicks' 116-107 victory. The Lakers (9-14) didn't find anything close to a tonic, falling further into mediocrity, or sub-mediocrity, if that's even possible. "I wish we had the Washington Generals on the schedule," Bryant said afterward. Los Angeles Times

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