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Simmons has best Rookie of the Year chances

The No. 1 overall pick in 2016, Ben Simmons missed the entire 2016-17 season with a foot injury. He could bounce back in a big way this season as the current favorite to win Rookie of the Year, according to WestGate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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Schefter says Martz has to 'own' McVay comments (1:39)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum and Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball tied atop vote for "best career" in NBA's annual rookie survey. The next generation of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry?

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Can McVay turn around Goff? (0:53)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

BTW, Pacers initiated this tampering investigation around the draft. We're just learning of it now.

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Stephen A. says Griffin should be recruiting LeBron to L.A. (1:52)
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Stephen A. calls tampering accusations against Lakers laughable (1:17)
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Lakers 'feeling confident' they didn't do anything wrong (1:07)
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What's the best-case scenario for Pacers amid tampering probe? (0:42)
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Woj says 'burden of proof is great' in tampering cases (1:59)
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Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe

Magic Johnson is at the center of an NBA investigation into the possibility of impermissible contact between the Lakers and four-time All-Star Paul George, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Pacers filed tampering charges against the Lakers on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George. The NBA states that "the Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made."

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Will Aaron Donald deal get done before season? (2:35)