As is usually the case, the Eastern Conference is going to be a tight race to the playoffs. Only two games separate first-place Connecticut and last-place Atlanta in the standings.
Bargnani, a 7-foot center, will continue his N.B.A. career in Brooklyn after two injury-marred seasons with the Knicks.
The Thunder will keep Enes Kanter after matching an offer sheet by the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
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LAS VEGAS — Lakers great James Worthy, now a team broadcaster, gave the wildest praise yet to 19-year-old Kristaps Porzingis, who will face the Lakers at Thomas & Mack Center…
Kristaps Porzingis has some of the same skills as the highly talented Bargnani but that is where most of the comparisons end.