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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Gordon Hayward will have surgery tonight, his agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Celtics announcer just did Gordon Hayward intro last -- and then showed a video message from Hayward in hospital bed. HUGE ovation.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Tons of support here at The Garden for Gordon Hayward.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Kyrie Irving moments away from his home debut in a Celtics uniform. This building with a completely different vibe after the Gordon Hayward injury. Kyrie will have to shoulder even more of scoring load now -- especially as young guys like Brown and Tatum develop.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

There's a long line of Celtics fans signing a "get well" banner for Gordon Hayward, who suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia in Boston's season opener against Cleveland.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics fans are signing an oversized get well card for Gordon Hayward inside TD Garden before tonight's home opener.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Marcus Georges-Hunt $1.3M contract now has $275K in guaranteed money. The Minnesota small forward had an October 18 trigger date.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Kyrie Irving warms up prior to his Celtics home debut at TD Garden.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban on Mavs rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr.: "He's the fastest player in the NBA. Not even close."

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Embiid may have a minutes limit, but he got after it pregame

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Joel Embiid with laptop out, looking at film before warmups

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Joey Syata, a huge Kyrie Irving fan, has been making these t-shirts since last season's playoffs, to help raise money for children's mental health awareness.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

The hood is up and headphones on as John Wall gets ready to open his season

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward: "Obviously, there's a physical pain to [his injury] but I think it's also doubled by the emotional pain of, you know, he put a lot of effort into trying to start his career out well in Boston. But this is a setback; we're expecting a full recovery."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says there's no immediate timeline as Gordon Hayward braces for surgery. Stevens does note: "We're expecting a full recovery."

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Bradley Beal warms up a little over 1 hour before his season tips off

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Stevens said that Marcus Smart will start in place of Hayward tonight in home opener against the Bucks.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Brad Stevens on whether Gordon Hayward's injury is season-ending: "I'm not going to speculate or put a timeline on it." Stevens said discussions still ongoing on surgery options.

Nick Metallinos ESPN 

Pregame shootaround for Ben Simmons. He's been on court early practicing a variety of shots and moves

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

The "Greek Freak" Giannis Antetokounmpo warms up prior to the Bucks' season opener against the Celtics.

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Nick Metallinos ESPN 

For Ben Simmons, the opportunity to play NBA regular season basketball has been a long time coming. Tonight, against the Washington Wizards, he finally makes his debut.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

The day is finally here. Ben Simmons one of the few guys on the early bus. Arrives for opening night just under 3 hours before tip

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart warm up prior to the Celtics' home opener against the Bucks. With Gordon Hayward out indefinitely, the play of these two is even more important.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball is ready to go and isn't on the Lakers injury report for opener. Julius Randle (intercostal strain) went through a full practice and is probable to play in opener. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (nose) had a CT scan and there's nothing broken. Josh Hart (Achilles) is questionable.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs signed guard London Perrantes to fill the second of their two "two-way" player slots on Wednesday, a team source tells ESPN. Perrantes and guard John Holland can both spend up to 45 days with the Cavs this season and the rest of their time will be spent playing for the Canton Charge, Cleveland's G-League affiliate. Perrantes averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 assists and 3 rebounds as a senior at Virginia last season. The Vertical first reported his signing.