Diving for loose balls, getting a hand in passing lanes for a deflection, being close enough to contest a shot, or sacrificing the body and taking a charge.
DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature.
The N.B.A. salary cap has been set for next season at $70 million, a higher-than-expected number that paves the way for free-agent contracts to be signed.
DeAndre Jordan reneged on his oral agreement to join the Mavericks and re-signed with the Clippers, who had sent Coach Doc Rivers and several players to persuade him to return.
With a between-the-legs slam dunk and a 3-pointer from the top of the arch, No. 1 overall draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns made quite an impression in his first action in front of Minnesota Timberwolves fans.
The Knicks are aiming for a slow rebuild of their roster, a revamp that will continue over the next couple of weeks as their summer-league team competes in five games.
The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a contract with free agent Jeremy Lin, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday night.
The NBA salary cap was set Wednesday for next season at $70 million, a higher-than-expected number that paves the way for free agent contracts to be signed.