Sunday Basketball Notes

Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri has made great strides

LeBron James is the Heat’s primary ballhandler and distributor, but what makes him especially dangerous is his knack for assisting on wide-open 3-pointers. His drive-and-kick game is on par with the elite point guards of the league, and the defending champions continue to surround him with deadeye shooters. -- Compiled by Mike Carraggi