11mKevin Pelton

Final NBA predictions: W-L record for every NBA team

Who will make the playoffs? How many wins will the Warriors get? Let's look at our latest projections for all 30 teams.

Cleveland is the hottest spot for sports (1:03)
Indians looking to match Cavaliers' title with one of their own (1:00)
Lakers dynasty derailed (6:58)
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17hCalvin 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.

Warriors, Durant looking forward for what's to come this season (0:58)
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3dZach 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.

Cavs keep up championship pace in busy offseason (1:33)
Thompson fires back at anonymous staffer's 'cowards' quote (1:35)
Durant making Warriors stronger (0:52)
Stars getting settled in new places (1:54)
The Bulls have a new leader in Butler (1:38)
5dEthan Sherwood Strauss

Golden State's Draymond Green problem

In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue, Ethan Strauss reveals how Draymond Green is the player to lead the Warriors to a dynasty -- or the man who could stand in their way.

Behold NBA stars putting defenders on posters (1:11)
Durant brings unmatched scoring prowess to Golden State (1:10)


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans have waived Alonzo Gee, meaning Lance Stephenson has made the final roster.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Pelicans just announced that they've waived Alonzo Gee and kept Lance Stephenson, even though Gee is owed a full $1.2 million.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Lance Stephenson has made the Pelicans

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Number making the rounds: Hearing that the midlevel exception is poised to rise into the $8 million range in the NBA's new CBA up from $5.6M

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the site of their new practice facility in Brighton, Massachusetts. The new facility will be called The Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters. If you zoom in on the banners in the design you'll notice a 2017 world championship banner hanging to the far right.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

This 1986 Fleer box, which has a Michael Jordan rookie visible on one of the 36 unopened packs, sold for $69,600 on eBay last night.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The NBA has sold the official hat designation to New Era, which already has similar deals with MLB & the NFL.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Mountain Dew signs Kyrie Irving as a national spokesman, joining Russell Westbrook. Brand is owned by Pepsi and Kyrie already has "Uncle Drew" deal.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

The Rockets averaged an insane 118.6 points per game in the preseason. No team has been higher than 113 since tracking began in 2010-11.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek, lifelong Cubs fan, hopes his Knicks can take something from what his favorite baseball team's done: "You just wish you could take...the confidence and the togetherness they have, you just want your own team to see that stuff and say, ‘Hey, look, this is what we can do.'?"

ESPN @espn

Former NBA player Anthony Randolph is playing in Spain ... and he's throwing down Vince Carter-esque dunks: es.pn/2emduHI

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

From Jrue Holiday's agent, Jason Glushon Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and support for Lauren and Jrue Holiday over the last several months. I'd like to provide you with a quick update on what has happened over the last several weeks. In September, Lauren Holiday gave birth to Jrue Tyler Holiday. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. She is healthy and at home with her family. In October, Lauren Holiday underwent surgery at Duke University Hospital to remove a brain tumor. She will continue to recover in North Carolina with her husband Jrue and daughter Jrue Tyler. During this time, we ask that you respect the family's privacy and keep them in your thoughts and prayers."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

It appears the Rockets will miss guard Patrick Beverley (knee injury) and power forward Donatas Motiejunas (contract dispute) to start the season. Beverley is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday and will be gone four-to-six weeks. Motiejunas hasn't signed his $4.4 million qualifying offer and it's expired. If he does sign a contract before the final cuts are announced on Monday, it's doubtful he'll be ready for Wednesday's opener at the Lakers. "Taking two guys who can play 60 minutes, 30 each, who aren't here, it's going to have an impact," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said.