December 9, 2011; Westwego, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets point guard Jarrett Jack (2) shoots over small forward Quincy Pondexter (20) during the first day of training camp at the Alario Center.
Need a break?
Bulls center Joakim Noah takes a breather during the team's first day of training camp. Chicago, which had the best record in the NBA last season, is seeing to avenge last year's disheartening loss to the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.
Back to business
Jazz rookie Alec Burks (10) and center Al Jefferson go through the motions during the opening day of training camp. Utah is seeking to return to the playoffs after failing to qualify for the postseason last year.
Happy to be here
Nuggets coach George Karl (right) and executive vice president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri talk during the first day of training camp. A season after trading star Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks, Denver hopes to build more chemistry with its roster.
What do you have to say?
Newly signed Raptors center Jamaal Magloire answers questions after becoming the first Canadian to play for the NBA's only Canadian franchise.
Wil you be staying?
As trade rumors intensify, Magic center Dwight Howard tries to deflect any distractions during his first day at training camp.
LeBron James looks on as teammate Dwyane Wade is interviewed after the first day of Miami Heat practice at American Airlines Arena.
New kid on the block
New Lakers head coach Mike Brown takes it all in during the team's first practice of the season Friday.
Show 'em what ya got
Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving seems to be having some fun during his first-ever NBA practice since being taken No. 1 overall in this year's draft.
Back in the game
Dirk Nowitzki takes some shots at the end of the Mavs' first practice of the season Friday afternoon.
Down in the Demps
New Orleans general manager Dell Demps still looks somewhat disheveled while speaking to reporters at the Hornets practice facility about the possibility of the Chris Paul trade being brought back to life.
A little sparse
A handful of Philadelphia players shoot around during the first day of training camp. The Sixers were extremely undermanned before signing several players Friday afternoon.
Stay on your toes
Golden State power forward Ekpe Udoh lets us see his high tops during the first day of training camp at Warriors practice.
Smile for the cameras
Cavaliers point guard Baron Davis walks away after taking questions from reporters before Friday's practice. Davis has been rumored to be cut by the team before the season begins so they can immediately start No. 1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving.
In the game
Miami shooting guard Dwyane Wade gets his reps in during the first day of practice for the Heat.
Indiana president Larry Bird looks on during the Pacers' first training camp practice in Indianapolis.
Recently acquired guard Tracy McGrady works on his shot during Atlanta's first preseason workout on Friday.
Miami power forward Chris Bosh jokes with former Heat player Alonzo Mourning during the first day of practice at American Airlines Arena.
Middle of the crowd
Kobe Bryant is surrounded by members of the media as he's interviewed at the Lakers' first practice of the season Friday.
Bet you weren't expecting me, huh?
Nearly traded Hornets guard Chris Paul showed up to Hornets training camp Friday, despite being a Laker for about an hour Thursday afternoon. He was amongst six players on the current roster to workout with the team.
Getting his work in
New Jersey small forward Travis Outlaw rides a bike during practice Friday in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nets are looking to bring in some big names to play alongside Outlaw and All-Star point guard Deron Williams.
Who are these guys?
Hornets backup point guard Jarrett Jack shoots over small forward Quincy Pondexter during the first day of training camp for New Orleans. Chris Paul showed up alongside only five other active Hornet players. The rest of the practice squad was filled up with D-Leaguers.
It's all good
Lakers forward Metta World Peace shows up all smiles despite his team almost having lost their entire frontcourt Thursday.