A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball.

* LeBron James working out in a fiery dungeon. As you do.

* Nobody makes an entrance like Joakim Noah.

* Andrew Bogut with a reality check: “We’re not going to sprinkle some dust on the roster and sweep everybody in the playoffs and win a championship. There’s a process, and it takes a lot of hard work and commitment.”

* Despite hitting the game winner against CSKA Moscow, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was not impressed with Patty’s D when asked about his play post game: “I would say erratic is the best adjective. He always kind of flung around in all sorts of directions. He creates a little bit of havoc in all directions, really.” That statement probably reveals why Mills is stuck behind Cory Joseph and Nando De Colo in the regular rotation.

* HoopsHype with their first mock draft of the season. They’ve got Exum at 5.

* Grantland’s Zach Lowe separates the haves from the have nots. Bang on, as usual.

* Gerald Wallace sounds like a didgeridoo.

* ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says the Houston Rockets aren’t done dealing and expects them to cash in the Asik chip, soon.

* A Brooklyn Nets’ pool party.

* SB Nation’s Tom Ziller on what this season means for both Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves.


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