The NBA season is now just over a month old, and the Golden State Warriors have emerged as the hottest team in the league. They are in first place in the Western Conference with a 15–2 record, and are currently riding an 11-game win streak. They will put that streak on the line on Monday when they host the Atlanta Hawks.
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• The Milwaukee Bucks are hopeful that guard Khris Middleton will return late in the season, reports Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. Middleton tore his left hamstring completely off the bone during an informal workout with teammates in September.
• New York Knicks president Phil Jackson's future with the franchise is “fluid,” and he may decide to opt-out of his contract with the team over the summer, reports Mark Heisler of the Orange Country Register.