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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel says it's "unlikely" Aaron Gordon plays against Cleveland, however Gordon will test out his sore left ankle during pregame warmups to make the final determination. Elfrid Payton (strained left hamstring) is out.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors forward Omri Casspi (ankle sprain) will not play tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek sounded hopeful that Frank Ntilikina (ankle) will be available against Boston on Tuesday but it's too early to tell.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Frank Ntilikina's side-to-side movement was limited due to his ankle sprain, so it was decided that he'd sit.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley (ankle) will be available. Jarrett Jack will be active with Frank Ntilikina out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina (sprained ankle) will not play tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks Frank Ntilikina's massive Nike billboard outside of Madison Square Garden is complete:

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization, most importantly my teammates down. This is not who Bobby Portis is."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I'm wrong for what I did. I want to publicly apologize to Niko."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis, on if he's concerned Niko Mirotic may take legal action: "I'm not concerned [about] that at this point. I'm just trying to publicly apologize to Niko, my teammates and that I'm real sincere about the situation."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis says he has texted and called Niko Mirotic but has not heard back from him yet.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis publicly apologizes to Niko Mirotic for punching him in practice.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans is now $1M below the luxury tax and $1.58M below the hard cap after the Jameer Nelson signing and Jordan Crawford waiver. Nelson will sign for the prorated minimum exception worth $2.2M with $1.4M counting against the salary cap. The Pelicans have a small savings based on the $1.7M Crawford cap hit.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans will incur a $250K cap hit with the Jordan Crawford waiver.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans can wait until after their Sunday October 22 game at the Lakers to sign Jameer Nelson and not waive a player. The Pelicans after the 3rd game of the season will be eligible to apply for a roster hardship exception and add a 16th roster spot.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving acknowledged a profane outburst to a Philly fan that yelled at him about LeBron James on Friday. Does he regret it? "Hell no."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving acknowledged a profane outburst he directed at a fan in Philadelphia who yelled at him about LeBron James. Irving says he's been in touch with the league about it. He is unsure if he will be fined but did stress that he shouldn't have reacted.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Brooklyn, Charlotte, Houston and New Orleans involved with free agent guard Jameer Nelson, league sources tell ESPN.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

A weird note about Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison: Despite measuring 6-foot-1 and a half in shoes at the NBA Draft Combine, Collison had been listed at 6-foot his entire career before this season. He's now, at last, being listed at 6-foot-2.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George's media scrum was blocking the way off the court after shootaround. Russell Westbrook let him know about it. But George wasn't mad about it. "Hey, that's the man getting me easy looks."

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Jerami Grant shooting after shooting. Grant missed a few and Melo said, "I didn't come here to get double-teamed!"

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVar Ball after Lonzo Ball nearly became the youngest NBA player ever to record a triple-double: "Tell Patrick Beverley that was his last interview for the year so don't worry about it."

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVar Ball spent time after the game chatting and talking about the importance of family with Montell Jordan, the halftime act at the game. Jordan said he appreciates the elder Ball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers are playing a lot harder and with much more energy and hustle than last night's opener as evidenced by Larry Nance diving on the floor for a 50-50 ball and tapping it to Brook Lopez for a dunk. It won't always look like this because they won't always play the defenseless Suns but this is what the Lakers want to be this season — run, share the ball, create breaks off defense, hustle and display the potential of Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram. They're doing all of that tonight.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram has responded from his poor opener with his best game yet. He already has a career-high 24 points with 4:48 left to go in the third quarter. Ingram is displaying his potential, scoring inside on drives and posts and burying 3-pointers as well.