Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, left, shoots as Denver Nuggets' Timofey Mozgov defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

“I think Klay is taking another step up this year,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Maybe some of that has to do with his summer performance with Team USA, but you can just tell the confidence that he has.”

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates his sack of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

“That helped me get faster,” said Harris, who dropped a dozen pounds to 188. “If I would have come back at the weight I used to be at, it would have been a lot harder on my knee.”

DENVER|  The Nuggets have waived forward Quincy Miller after failing to find a trade partner for the 6-foot-10 third-year pro. The Nuggets drafted Miller out of Baylor in 2012 and he appeared in 59 games over the last two seasons for Denver. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 13.8 minutes. He played in […]

Retired NBA basketball player Chauncey Billups reads "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" to students at Fairview Elementary in Denver on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The NBA season is about to tip off and for the first time in nearly two decades, Billups won't be taking the court. (AP Photo/Pat Graham)

“It’s funny, when I made the decision to shut it down, a lot of people said to me, ‘It must’ve been the hardest thing in the world to retire,'” Billups said Monday. “It wasn’t the hardest thing in the world for me, because I did and accomplished every single thing I set out to accomplish and more.

Robin Williams son, Zak Williams, second from left, gets a pat on the back from Billy Crystal after Zak threw out the ceremonial first pitch as his siblings Zelda, left, and Cody look on before Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

“We are honored to be here in support of the tribute to our father, someone who loved his hometown and especially the Giants,” Williams’ children said in a statement through the Giants.