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2hZach Lowe

Zach Lowe's annual tiers of the NBA

How will the season shape up for your favorite squad? We put every team in its place.

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16hBrian Windhorst

Sources: Amnesty clause on CBA chopping block

The NBA and the players' union met Wednesday in New York and continued to make progress toward a new labor contract, though an agreement is not expected this week.

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2hPaul Lukas

The 2016 Uni Watch NBA preview

This season, the NBA will be full of zeros, patches, court designs, retro looks and more.

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The Style of Swagger: Serge Ibaka

From the streets of Brazzaville to the runways of Paris and Milan, Serge Ibaka's sense of style is universal.

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1dAdrienne Lawrence

The Derrick Rose verdict: What you need to know

On Wednesday, a California federal jury cleared New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose and two of his friends of committing civil rape. Here's what you need to know about the verdict.

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2dEthan 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.

Is Draymond Green the real Warriors villain? (1:45)
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Patrick Redford

Which NBA team is the tallest?

The Golden State Warriors, who have spent the last few seasons dominating with their small-ball lineup, are now the second tallest team in the league. Who has the tallest? FiveThirtyEight ranks each team in the league by height.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said no decision has been made regarding a starting center. D'Antoni is deciding between Nene and Clint Capela. "It may be a game-to-game thing," D'Antioni said Friday. "It's a two-headed monster, it might change depending on the matchups."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston guard Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) listed as probable for the preseason finale against San Antonio.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston's James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Eric Gordon and Clint Capela did not make the trip to San Antonio for Friday's game.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

I expect the NBA to also have the shot clock to reset to 14 after offensive rebounds sooner rather than later.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony, who is on the executive committee of the NBA Players Association, described Wednesday's meeting between the NBA and NBPA as "extremely positive." "So we're heading into the right direction," he added of agreeing on a new CBA. "I hope we can get it done rather sooner than later, but we'll see how that goes."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony sees some similarities between this Knicks team and the team that won 54 games in 2012-13. "We have guys on this team that kind of can push the envelope a little bit as far as coming together, holding guys accountable about where we want to be, where we want to go, what kind of team we want to have."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Brandon Jennings: "A very emotional guy, a thing I think this team is going to feed off of, especially when we have momentum going." Jeff Hornacek has said that the coaches love Jennings' emotion but may ask the guard to reel it in if it becomes counterproductive.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets PG Jeremy Lin: "It's preseason, so you take all (the stats) and throw it out the window. I don't care about it at all. It doesn't matter."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets center Brook Lopez on the team's offense which features motion and a faster pace: "It's definitely not something I'm used to." Lopez's adjustment to this system will be an intriguing storyline heading into the regular season.