Taking It From The Top

Summer's over and that means the NBA goes back to work in full-squad workouts on Oct. 3.

Originally Published: October 23, 2003

Jason Kidd and Tim Duncan
Kidd's Nets and Duncan's Spurs could meet again in June.
The Spurs aren't losing any sleep over the dream teams that have emerged out West, Marc Stein writes from the final stop of ESPN.com's training camp tour. Should the champs reach the Finals again, they'll likely face the Nets, the team to beat in the East, according to David Aldridge.
  • Spurs: Outlook | Battles
  • Nets: Outlook | Battles
  • Dr. Jack: Scouting the Spurs
  • Tolbert: Answers on Alonzo
  • Heat: Hot shots | Outlook
  • Rockets: Tighter ship | Outlook
  • Mavs: Really big deal | Outlook
  • Power Rankings | Fantasy guide
    NBA TRAINING CAMP SITES AND REPORTS
    Eastern Conference
    ATLANTIC DIVISION
    Sports Authority Training Center, Waltham, Mass.
    Lago: Baker's Vin-dication | Outlook | Position battles
    American Airlines Arena, Miami.
    Bembry: Heat's hot shots | Outlook | Position battles
    Nets practice facility, East Rutherford, N.J.
    Aldridge: Not second best | Outlook | Position battles
    Madison Square Garden training facility, Greenburgh, N.Y.
    Lago: Van Horn's spotlight | Outlook | Position battles
    Disney Wide World of Sports, Milk House, Kissimmee, Fla.
    Ford: Happy Howard | Outlook | Position battles
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia.
    Lago: The Question | Outlook | Position battles
    College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
    Aldridge: Home improvements | Outlook | Position battles
    CENTRAL DIVISION
    Philips Arena, Atlanta.
    Lago: No guarantees | Outlook | Position battles
    Berto Center, Deerfield, Ill.
    Smith: No more excuses | Outlook | Position battles
    Gund Arena, Cleveland.
    Stein: The LeBron plan | Outlook | Position battles
    Pistons practice facility, Auburn Hills, Mich.
    Ford: Enlightened Darko | Outlook | Position battles
    Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.
    Ford: Artest must change | Outlook | Position battles
    Bucks practice facility, Milwaukee.
    Ford: Redd alert | Outlook | Position battles
    Alario Center, Westwego, La.
    Ford: Floyd's second chance | Outlook | Position battles
    Nike Flight Deck at Air Canada Centre, Toronto.
    Spears: VC's return flight | Outlook | Position battles
    Western Conference
    MIDWEST DIVISION
    American Airlines Center, Dallas.
    Stein: Dallas' biggest deal | Outlook | Position battles
    Pepsi Center, Denver.
    Ford: Counting on Melo | Outlook | Position battles
    Texas A&M, Galveston, Texas.
    Bucher: Tighter ship | Outlook | Position battles
    Rhodes College and The Pyramid, Memphis, Tenn.
    Ford: West's master Plan B | Outlook | Position battles
    St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn.
    Stein: KG's new burden | Outlook | Position battles
    Spurs training facility, San Antonio.
    Stein: Lone-star state | Outlook | Position battles
    Zion's Bank Basketball Center, Salt Lake City.
    Ford: Sloan marches on | Outlook | Position battles
    PACIFIC DIVISION
    BYU-Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii.
    Stein: Van Exel's playoff fever | Outlook | Position battles
    College of the Desert, Palm Desert, Calif.
    Stein: New business models | Outlook | Position battles
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
    Stein: Spectacular season | Outlook | Position battles
    Arizona Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix.
    Ford: Rising or falling? | Outlook | Position battles
    Blazers practice facility, Portland, Ore.
    Bembry: New Leading man | Outlook | Position battles
    Kings practice facility, Sacramento, Calif.
    Stein: Past their prime? | Outlook | Position battles
    The Furtado Center, Seattle.
    Ford: Relying on Radmanovic | Outlook | Position battles

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