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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina says his knee is 100 percent healthy and he's felt fine after participating in scrimmages. "I'm very happy with where my knee is and I'm ready to play tomorrow."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was asked if it was a priority to play younger players over veterans given that the Knicks are in the early stages of a rebuild. "No," he said, "Again, we'd like to get them more experienced and grow. But we're not just going to throw them out there as a group and say, whatever happens, happens. We have some veteran guys on this team that are trying to lend their experience and we want those young guys to grow. And if they grow into those positions where they're getting big minutes, so be it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says one of the Knicks' goals this season is to see steady improvement over 82 games: "What we stressed to these guys is that we're going to continue to work every day no matter what happens. We're going to try to improve. We're going to have ups and downs but in the long run if we stay together, continue to work and we try to fix those things -- they may not be incremental jumps but if you have little jumps throughout all 82 games you're going to be a much better team at the end of the year than you are now. So that's really the goal."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter says Joakim Noah has been helping him on the defensive end. "He's always talking to me. He actually told me a week ago that, ‘I want you to take the next step. I want you to get to the next level defensively.' And he's been there for me, helping me a lot defensively, talking to me on the court, off the court. He's been really trying to help me. And he's one of the most respected guys in the NBA. He's got 11 years in the league. He knows a lot. He's got a lot of experience so I can really use his help." Kanter is a strong offensive player but has been subpar on the defensive end thus far in his career. Noah, who is suspended for the first 12 games of the season, has said that he hopes to help younger bigs on the Knicks roster.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lopez: "We as a team feel there is blame on both sides." Acknowledges Portis crossed the line.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says he spent time with Mirotic at hospital. Hoiberg says Portis was remorseful for his actions.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter on ex-teammate Gordon Hayward's injury: "Man, it was terrible. I prayed for him last night. It's a really tough injury but I know his mindset. I know he's really strong mentally and I feel he's going to come back even stronger because... I have no words man. I feel terrible. I just can pray for him."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says Lauri Markkanen will start vs. Raptors.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The team suspension of Bobby Portis Jr. has different ramifications with regards to the Bulls roster. Portis Jr. will be moved from the active/inactive list to the suspended list after the Bulls third game, October 24 at Cleveland. A suspension by the NBA would have resulted in Portis Jr. remaining on the active/inactive list for 5 games and moving to suspended list after the Oklahoma City game on October 28. The Bulls can sign a player while Portis Jr. is on the suspended list.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg: "My job is not to let this (incident) derail us."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson says it's his understanding that the best course of action is for Mirotic to have surgery.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson: "It hurts not players, but it hurts our team."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson: "Bobby crossed the line."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson says Bulls anticipate Mirotic being out 4-6 weeks.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Paxson calls the incident between Portis and Mirotic "inexcusable."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls say Portis will be able to practice with the team during his suspension. The suspension begins tomorrow in Toronto.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Russell Westbrook talk to former teammate Enes Kanter on Thursday night when the Knicks play the Thunder? "I still don't know," Kanter said with a smile. "It's going to be interesting."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce Bobby Portis has been suspended eight games.

Tom Hart ESPN College Football 

Top NBA prospect Michael Porter, Jr joins me to talk growing up in CoMo, SEC and Mizzou hoops at SEC Media Day.

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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green to undergo an MRI on his left knee today, a league source tells ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Keep an eye on October 25. Chicago would be eligible for roster relief and apply for the hardship exception. The exception is granted if a team has four players that have missed at least three regular season games with an injury. The Bulls with 15 contracts would be granted a roster spot. Chicago could also start the 45 day clock on one of their two-way contracts, Ryan Arcidiacono or Antonio Blakeney.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

A very happy Chris Paul with his parents after the Rockets 122-121 win over the Warriors

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green to ESPN: "I'll be good. I'm fine."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN's The Undefeated that his knee is "very sore" and he will get it looked at on Wednesday. Good news was he walked out on his own power and said he doesn't think the injury was major.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says the poor execution down the stretch on both ends was due to conditioning. He says they'll get there.