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5-on-5: Rookies talk best advice, big purchases and LeBron

We caught up with Deandre Ayton and the Class of 2018 to talk about awards, most anticipated matchups and LeBron's move to L.A.

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NBA rookies hammer dunks, prank each other at photo shoot

Trae Young, Marvin Bagley III, Collin Sexton, Jaren Jackson and others have a good time at the Panini NBA Rookie photo shoot.

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Calling all sneakerheads

Why Derrick Rose's sneaker is still so popular in China

The former MVP remains one of the league's highest-paid sneaker endorsers, in part because he's a fan favorite in the NBA's largest global market.

Inside the sneaker room of Tamera 'Ty' Young -- the WNBA's biggest sneakerhead

With a 500-pair collection, despite no endorsement deal, the veteran forward is changing the shoe game.

Early Predictions

Predicting where 2019's superstar free agents will sign

Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts where the top 2019 free agents will play in 2019-20.

How the East and West standings will look in 2018-19

Which teams will make the playoffs? Which are lottery bound? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early win-loss projections for all 30 teams.

Prospect watch

NBA draft stock watch: High schoolers with pro potential

Jonathan Givony scouts seven notable high school players at the Nike Basketball Academy.

NBA draft scouting: Rising, falling college players to watch

Jonathan Givony scouts Bol Bol, Daniel Gafford, Eric Paschall and more potential 2019 first-rounders at the Nike Basketball Academy.

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Stephen A. still taking other greats over LeBron for best ever

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Does Melo make the Rockets a bigger threat to the Warriors?

Here's how Carmelo Anthony fits in Houston and what type of impact he could make.

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Max: Rockets will regress due to offseason moves

Max Kellerman says Houston took "a step backwards" by losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute and picking up Carmelo Anthony in the offseason.

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