When the Toronto Raptors drafted him with the top pick in 2006, Andrea Bargnani had a lot to live up to and he struggled, with injuries and expectations.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will miss the first four to six weeks of the N.B.A. season after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
The Nets opened preseason practice on Tuesday at Duke University with a new coach and seven new players.
In his 10th N.B.A. season, point guard Beno Udrih is known for his leadership, selflessness and ability to run the team on the floor.