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11hKevin Pelton

Why Cavs and Warriors won't meet in the Finals

It looks like the most predictable NBA title matchup ever, but a Warriors-Cavaliers Finals isn't close to a sure thing. Seriously.


NBA season preview for 2016-17

After a record 73 wins, the Warriors could only watch as LeBron and the Cavs staged an epic Finals comeback, ending a 52-year Cleveland title drought. So what has changed? Kevin Durant.

Recharged Warriors hoping for different result this season (1:22)
Silver won't threaten players who plan to protest (1:08)
LeBron taking season 'day-by-day' (0:38)
Anti-Warriors sentiment being felt throughout NBA (5:13)
4dZach Lowe

The entire NBA rated by tiers

How will the season shape up for your favorite squad? We split up the best teams, the bottom-feeders and everything in between.

NBA offseason in 180 seconds (2:58)
Drummond works out in preparation of season (0:58)
Russell ready to be leader for Lakers (1:01)
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Tom Ley

There's Still Hope For Last Season's Worst NBA Rookie

FiveThirtyEight breaks down how one of the worst rookies in the NBA last season, Emmanuel Mudiay, is key to the Nuggets season and according to CARMELO is projected to be a solid contributor within a few seasons.

Buzzer-Beater with Marc Spears (3:34)
Sedano names CP3 as his MVP favorite (1:55)
Elhassan says Warriors' depth is Achilles heel (0:52)
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22hDarren Rovell

Shaquille O'Neal teams up with Krispy Kreme

Basketball Hall of Famer and broadcaster Shaquille O'Neal, a big fan of Krispy Kreme, has been named a global spokesperson for the brand.

Indians looking to match Cavaliers' title with one of their own (1:00)
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2dCalvin Watkins

Rockets try to move on without Patrick Beverley

With Patrick Beverley sidelined four to six weeks with a knee injury, the Rockets will need all their players to step up their defense.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Adidas confirms it has signed Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis to an endorsement deal. Was previously with Nike.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

"Cleveland Against The World," Indians version, from Cleveland-based T-shirt maker Fresh Brewed Tees

Patrick Abrahams ESPN Producer 

It's all about championships in the city of Cleveland today!

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Philadelphia ($14.89 million), Denver ($9.5M) and Brooklyn ($9.16M) are all far under the salary floor and poised to take on money in trades

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Portland Trail Blazers, based on the latest calculations, are under the luxury-tax threshold by a mere $26,590 ...

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The 2016-17 NBA season opens Tuesday with just two teams in the luxury tax: Cleveland ($32.4 million) and the LA Clippers ($3.6 million).

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Pablo Prigioni, Jordan Farmar, Anthony Brown, Archie Goodwin, RJ Hunter ... some tough and unexpected last cuts all around the NBA today.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

According to multiple league sources, there is mutual interest between Dahntay Jones and the Cavs to reunite later on this season should Cleveland free up a roster spot and Jones be looking for a job at that point.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach David Fizdale purchased 500 tickets for the Grizzlies' season opener to be distributed to fans. He will give away the tickets on a first-come, first-served basis at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday in the FedEx Forum grand lobby.