With the 2016-17 NBA season set to tip off Oct. 25, the leagues uniforms are going to be featuring a whole lot of nothing -- or at least a whole lot of zeroes.Thats because three NBA teams currently have a No. 0 and a No. 00 on their rosters (yes, thats legal in the NBA). One of those teams, the Nuggets, has had the zero and double-zero situation since last season, when Emmanuel Mudiay (0) played alongside Darrell Arthur (00). Thanks to some offseason player moves, the distinction is now shared by the Cavaliers, who have Kevin Love (0) and Chris Andersen (00), and the Pacers, who have C.J. Miles (0) and Aaron Brooks (00). That appears to set the high-water mark for the most teams featuring this uni-numerical quirk at the same time. So the season hasnt even started yet and weve already set a uni-related record -- not bad.Of course, the NBA uni-verse features lots of other developments this season. Heres our annual team-by-team look at what you can expect to see on the court this season, broken down by division.Atlantic Division? Celtics: No announced changes or news.? The Knicks are marking their 70th anniversary with a jersey patch. Heres how it looks on the home and road jerseys:The Knicks will also be wearing 1946 throwbacks for selected games. They introduced the design with this excellent video clip, which other teams could definitely learn from:? The Nets have a new alternate uniform inspired by the teams old Dr. J-era uniforms. Itll make its on-court debut for the teams home opener on Oct. 28 against the Pacers (additional info, photos and an alternate jersey schedule are all here):? The Raptors have two new uniforms this season -- a very nice Toronto Huskies throwback and a Chinese New Year alternate (additional info on both designs here):? The 76ers will mark the 50th anniversary of their 1966-67 championship team with a throwback uniform, which will be worn for six Saturday home games and will be paired with an alternate court design:Although you cant see it in that court mock-up, the center-court design will feature the signatures of all Sixers season-ticket subscribers, which according to the team will be the first time in NBA history that fan signatures will appear within the playing surface of an NBA court.In a nice additional touch, the 1966-67 team will be honored on this seasons tickets:And speaking of tickets, the Sixers were the first NBA team to ink a uniform-advertising deal for next season, selling space on their jersey to StubHub:Central Division? Bucks: No announced changes or news.? Bulls: No announced changes or news.? The Cavaliers?won their first title, and their jerseys are now carrying the little gold rear-collar tab that all past NBA champions wear. Theyll also be raising their first championship banner, which will include the names of last years season-ticket subscribers:The Cavs had also planned to roll out a new court design, but fan feedback was negative, so team owner Dan Gilbert recently announced that theyll stick with the old design for the season opener and come out with a revised version soon.And although it hasnt been announced yet, all signs point to the Cavs wearing orange World B. Free-era throwbacks at some point this season.? The Pacers are celebrating their 50th season with a variety of initiatives, beginning with a commemorative logo that will be worn as a?jersey patch and will also appear on the court:In addition, the Pacers will play a series of Decade Games -- once per month, with each honoring one of the teams previous decades -- featuring era-specific bobblehead giveaways and entertainment. Theyll also wear their Hickory throwbacks, inspired by the movie Hoosiers, for six additional games. Further info on both of those promotions, including the specific game dates, is available here.? The Pistons have made a slight change to their court design:The Pistons also appear to have a new secondary logo. Oddly, the team has denied the logos existence, but it keeps showing up on merchandise and is even on that new court design. Weird.Southeast Division? The Hawks wacky uniform set will look even wackier this season, because theyre adding a racing stripe throwback from the Pete Maravich era. It will make its on-court debut on Jan. 13 and will also be worn on Feb. 24, March 6, and April 6.? Several sources have indicated the Heat will have a new alternate uniform this season. Although nothing has been released yet, the video game NBA 2K17 may have provided a hint of how the design will look:? The Hornets arena has a new name -- the Spectrum Center -- and also has a new high-definition scoreboard (additional info here):? The Magic are adding a fairly minimalist alternate jersey to their wardrobe (additional info here):In addition, the Magic will raise a No. 49 banner as part of their Opening Night festivities on Oct. 26, in memory of the 49 victims of last summers Pulse nightclub shootings. Theyve also created a rainbow-patterned pride logo for the occasion:? The Wizards have a new alternate uniform with a stars-and-stripes design motif. The uniform will make its on-court debut for the Nov. 11 game -- Veterans Day -- against the Cavaliers. Northwest Division? The Jazz have a new uniform set this season. The four new designs include an unusual sleeved alternate thats bound to be controversial (many fans have already dubbed it the soccer jersey). Theres lots of additional info on this excellent interactive page (kudos to whoever designed that presentation), and heres a full Uni Watch assessment.The Jazz also have a new court design this season (additional photos here):? The Nuggets will retire Dikembe Mutombos No. 55 as part of the festivities for their home opener against the Trail Blazers on Oct. 29, and theyll?wear rainbow-striped throwbacks for the occasion.? Thunder: No announced changes or news.? Timberwolves: No announced changes or news.? Nothing new this year for the Trail Blazers, but team president Chris McGowan recently said the club will have new uniforms and a new logo next season.Pacific Division? No announced changes for the Clippers, but its worth noting they seem to be referring to their location as L.A., not Los Angeles. A subtle way of distinguishing themselves from the Lakers, perhaps.? Major upgrade for the Kings, whose new uniforms are a serious improvement over their previous set. Theres a?lot of additional info on this interactive page, and you can also check out this photo gallery and this Uni Watch assessment of the new threads.The new uniform set is being paired with a new logo, which is actually an updated version of the teams old crowned ball logo, the original version of which dates to the franchises previous incarnation as the Cincinnati Royals.That old Royals logo was designed by a guy named Robert Grove. Heres an exclusive Uni Watch interview with him, and a good article on how the new logo set was developed.The Kings also have a new court design (heres some additional info and photos of the floor being installed):? Although it hasnt been officially announced yet, multiple sources indicate the Lakers to be wearing Magic Johnson-era throwbacks at some point this season.Its also worth noting that Metta World Peace wanted to change his uniform number to No. 60, to honor Kobe Bryants 60-point NBA finale from last season. But the deadline for new numbers had already passed, so hes stuck with No. 37, at least for now.? The Suns have a new court design, featuring a revival of the old purple border (additional info here):? Two patches this season for the Warriors -- a 70th-season logo (dating to the franchises 1946 inception in Philadelphia) and a 42 memorial band for the late Nate Thurmond.Golden State will also wear early-90s Run TMC-era throwbacks for six Sunday home games (additional info and throwback dates here):Southwest Division? The Grizzlies have partnered with the National Civil Rights Museum, which is based in Memphis, to create a thoughtfully designed alternate uniform honoring Martin Luther King. It will debut on Jan. 15, when the Grizzlies play the Bulls, and will then be worn for various games during Black History Month in February. Too bad about the sleeves, but every other aspect of this one is a winner. Nicely done (additional info and photos here).? Mavericks: No announced changes or news.? The Pelicans are hosting this seasons NBA All-Star Game. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Charlotte (it was moved due to North Carolinas law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people), which may explain why the Pelicans patch seems like an underwhelming rush job:The Rockets are celebrating their 50th season with a jersey patch:Also: In September of 2015, the Rockets took the unusual step of unveiling three alternate uniforms and announcing that one of them wouldnt be worn until the 2016-17 season. A year later, its finally time for that uniform -- a straightforward black design -- to join the teams wardrobe.And in one last development, the Rockets will retire Yao Mings No. 11 on Feb. 2.Spurs: No announced changes or news.Additional Notes? Expect to see lots of striped socks on the court this season.Additional sock designs will be released soon, probably next week. A spokesman for Stance, the leagues sock provider, said eight teams will have new uniform-specific sock designs (the Knicks, Lakers, Kings, Wizards, Bucks, Magic, Mavericks, and Warriors), plus there will be new sock designs for throwbacks, alternate uniforms, military appreciation, Black History Month, and more.? This years Christmas uniforms havent officially been released yet, but the design leaked back in June. Theyve very similar to last years designs, which were generally well received.? The Celtics and Bulls are both scheduled to play on March 17, which means their St. Patricks Day uniforms will be making their annual appearance:? We can also expect to see the usual assortment of Spanish-language jerseys as part of the leagues Noche Latina program.? The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Feb. 19. It was originally slated to take place in Charlotte, but the league moved it to New Orleans due to North Carolinas law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. The games original logo was scrapped, and a new one, with a New Orleans theme, has been issued in its place. No word yet on the uniforms.? All NBA arenas have been equipped with new shot clocks and timing systems (additional info here):Thats it. Did we miss anything? If so, you know what to do.For better or worse, the league will likely look very different next season. Nike will be taking over for Adidas as the leagues uniform outfitter, and teams will be permitted to wear corporate advertising patches for the first time. All of which should make for a lively rundown of information when we reconvene here for the 2017-18 season preview.Paul Lukas agrees that Utahs new sleeved alternate looks soccer-ish, but he really likes it anyway. 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When he does, Shoeless Joe Jackson and other baseball players of yesteryear come to play. It became the blueprint for the 1989 Oscar-nominated movie, which starred Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Ray Liotta.Key turns of phrases in Kinsellas book -- If you build it, they will come and Go the distance -- have taken their place in literatures lexicon and among Hollywoods most memorable movie lines.Kinsella, a bona fide baseball junkie, loved the movie and said he had tears in his eyes when he first saw it.In 2011, the Canadian baseball Hall of Fame awarded him the Jack Graney Award for a significant contribution to the game of baseball in Canada.I wrote it 30 years ago, and the fact that people are still discovering it makes me proud. It looks like it will stand the test of time, Kinsella said at the time.Scott Crawford, director of operations at the Canadian hall, said he was saddened to learn of the authors death.His work has touched the lives of thousands of baseball fans across Canada and around the world, Crawford said in a statement.dddddddddddd His most famous book was the classic Shoeless Joe, which inspired one of my favorite movies, Field of Dreams.Much of Kinsellas work touched on baseball. He published almost 30 books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and he won the Order of Canada, one of the countrys highest honors.William Patrick Kinsella was born in Edmonton, Alberta. His father, John, had played minor league baseball, and the young Kinsella fell for the game while playing with friends on sandlots in Edmonton.Kinsella began writing as a child, winning a YMCA contest at age 14.He took writing courses at the University of Victoria in 1970, receiving his bachelors degree in creative writing in 1974. In 1978, he earned a masters degree in English through the Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa.He had been an English professor at the University of Calgary.Vancouver Writers Festival founder Alma Lee said Kinsella was a private man with a passion for baseball.He was a dedicated storyteller, performer, curmudgeon, an irascible and difficult man, Swayze said in a statement. His fiction has made people laugh, cry and think for decades and will do so for decades to come.Kinsella was married three times. He is survived by two daughters, who the literary agency said cared for him in his final years, and several grandchildren.Kinsella had asked there be no memorial service. ' ' '