CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade was in Chicago and Tim Duncan wasn’t with San Antonio as players and teams around the NBA began adjusting to new circumstances Monday.
The Oklahoma City Thunder played for the first time since Kevin Durant’s departure, losing to Real Madrid in Spain. Frank Vogel made his Orlando coaching debut against Memphis, which played its opener under David Fizdale.
The first full night of exhibition action featured seven games, including the first Wade played as a professional for anyone but the Miami Heat. The 14-year veteran and Chicago native signed with his hometown team in the offseason and was the first Bulls player introduced before scoring six points in their 93-91 loss to Milwaukee.
Duncan retired after last season, but the Spurs will wait at least one more game to gauge what they will look like without their longtime stalwart. They left LaMarcus Aldridge, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Danny Green, Patty Mills and newcomer Pau Gasol behind when they traveled to Phoenix to face the Suns.
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