Gone are the 3-point bombs and fast-paced approach in San Antonio. The Spurs have gone to a grind-it-out style with a new roster as they look to counter the smallball Warriors.
The Warriors' smallball continues to dominate, the Magic give an early gift worth giving, the Raptors have greatness on Drake night, and the Cavs are just hurt. All that and more in our notes roundup.
Is it time to dump some of those big names who haven't been producing for you? Who should you pick up? Our Chris Towers sets the record straight.
Rajon Rondo has a green thumb.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said National Basketball Referees Association head Lee Seham just wants Twitter fame.
The road Pacers look to steal a win in Washington, Golden State goes for the best start in NBA history against the Lakers and the Blazers host the Bulls for Tuesday's expert picks.
Dallas gets a boost from Zaza, a Warriors fan issues a diss track, and the Raptors are thinking about changes. All this and more in our observations from around the league.
Roger Goodell impressed at least one person with his handling of Deflategate.
Dirk Nowitzki is a big fan of New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
Who's overachieving the most in the early going of the NBA season? The Knicks in the East, and the Mavs out West.

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