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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Kyrie Irving: " I saw him this morning at the facility and he looks good. He's worked really hard, I think he's excited and it's good to see that." Does he still have the same moves? "He's got them," Stevens said muffling a smile. "He looks pretty good."


Bobby Marks ESPN 

There is no salary cap hit with New Orleans waiving Emeka Okafor. The veteran had $0 protection that would have increased to $100K guaranteed if he was on the roster past September 21. The $100K in protection originally had a July trigger date but was amended twice this summer to give the Pelicans flexibility leading up to training camp. The likely backup to Anthony Davis is now former top three pick Jahlil Okafor. The former Duke standout has $50K in protection.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrius Walker, who played well for the Knicks in Summer League when he was given playing time, has signed a contract with the club, per his agency. Walker is the 20th player under contract with New York. Teams can carry a max of 20 players in training camp.