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They’ve assembled a squad capable of competent basketball, and while it’s still not conducive to fully accentuating Barrett’s maturation, it’s a notable step up from last season. Barrett himself is also adapting to these suboptimal circumstances, exemplifying that a profitable outcome is dependent on both prospect and organization taking ownership, though the latter often skirts responsibility in hindsight analysis.Atlanta Hawks

Bam Adebayo (knee) has already been ruled out of Friday’s game versus the Bulls, which will mark his third straight absence. It’s possible Adebayo will be available for Sunday’s matchup against the Magic. However, if he’s held out longer than that, Miami doesn’t have many other options at center besides Olynyk, who has combined for 38 points, 17 boards, nine assists, eight treys, three steals, and one block in 72 minutes across the last two games.Detroit Pistons

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is joining Fenway Sports Group as a partner, giving him an ownership stake in its subsidiaries that include the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, Roush Fenway Racing and the regional sports network NESN, sources told ESPN.Brooklyn Nets

With the deadline just days away, the Kings now are in a position that they have been in so many times before. As of Monday, they are just 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 10 seed in the Western Conference and 5.5 games behind the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 7 seed.

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Utah has beaten Golden State five straight times, including 14- and 33-point victories in their only previous visits to the two-year-old Chase Center in San Francisco.

The Utah Jazz enter the second leg of a five-game road swing Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics. Back-to-back lackluster outings for the Jazz -- the team with the NBA's best record -- have raised red flags going into Boston.Denver Nuggets

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