Simmons, Kawhi, Jamal Murray back among NBA happy returns


              Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George shoots from the side over Portland Trail Blazers' Nassir Little during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/ John Froschauer)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard drives around Los Angeles Clippers' Ivica Zubac with Nicolas Batum (33) behind during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/ John Froschauer)
            
              Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer welcomes fans to a preseason NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/ John Froschauer)
            
              Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) draws a foul from Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, behind,  during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/ John Froschauer)
            Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons (10) points during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson) Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons follows the ball during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson) Denver Nuggets forward Jeff Green, left, hugs guard Jamal Murray as he takes the court for the first time since being injured in 2020 as the Nuggets host the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)