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Kobe and LeBron in training again

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James were able to fully participate in training for the first time on Sunday and will probably both be available to their teams at the start of the season. Knicks guard Arron Afflalo, on the other hand, is struggling with a thigh injury. And: The Coaches Association honors the late Flip Saunders.

Kobe at the start of the season

Good news in Los Angeles: On Sunday, Kobe Bryant was able to complete a full training session with the Lakers for the first time in almost 2 weeks and looked pretty good: Byron Scott then insisted that he would be the Black Mamba at the start of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves the night for Thursday.

"You could still see a bit of rust, but it moved better than I expected after the break. Monday and Tuesday it can take off the rust a little more, so I'm not worried about that," said Coach Scott .

While Kobe didn't speak to reporters even after training, teammate Metta World Peace made the following statement: "He played very well and threw others in the face. His team was behind and someone started trash talk. That was one stupid idea."

LeBron back in training

LeBron James will also be available at the start of the season, although David Blatt did not want to commit himself: "It's a good sign," said the Cavs coach after LeBron's first training session after he recently had an injection in the back. "We'll have to wait and see how his body reacts over the next few days, but he looked good in training and we hope to be available on Tuesday.

James had not been able to train for about two weeks, but the injection was a precaution, as the King protested again on Sunday. He had already received the same injection last January and thus missed two weeks of the regular season. The Cavs open the season on Wednesday night in Chicago.

Longer break for Afflalo?

On Friday, Knicks guard Arron Afflalo sustained an injury to his left thigh in the preseason game against the Celtics, and his status has been officially "day-to-day" since then. On Sunday, Afflalo revealed that he might not only miss the season opener against the Bucks, but a little more time: "I guess it could take another two weeks or so, but it's hard to say," said Afflalo . "I'll just be based on how I feel about myself and what our medical staff tells me." As long as Afflalo is out, the Knicks will either let Langston Galloway or, as is usually the case in the preseason, Sasha Vujacic start on the two.

Carlisle: Coaches honor Saunders

On Sunday the NBA world was shaken by Flip Saunders' death, the longtime Wolves coach succumbed to cancer. Several players, coaches and officials expressed their pity, the coaches have now considered a special dedication to Saunders: As Rick Carlisle, President of the NBA Coaches Association, announced, all coaches will compete with a lapel pin in the coming season to go to Saunders to honor.

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