Ball's line: seven points on 3-of-5 shooting, four rebounds and four steals in 23 minutes. The general view: He and the Lakers look good.
The fit-again Lonzo Ball is benefiting from LeBron James' words of wisdom after recovering from knee surgery.
Kyrie Irving has no regrets over his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Boston Celtics.
Tex Winter, who has died at 96, helped teach the triangle offense to Michael Jordan and was an assistant on six Bulls championship teams.
Ben Simmons discussed the absence of LeBron James from the east as he identified the new threats in the conference.
"I think it was the best move for my career ... it wasn't about any particular person or anything like that. It was just time," Irving said.
Jimmy Butler was not happy as he reportedly yelled at team-mates and team brass before leaving the court and he said "a lot of it is true".
Kevin Durant discussed LeBron James' move to the Los Angeles Kings, who will face the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
The Heat aim to rekindle talks with the Timberwolves about acquiring Butler, who practiced for the first time with Minnesota this preseason.
After months of recovery and rehab from offseason knee surgery, Ball is just happy to test "a very interesting dynamic."