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Projecting Durant, Steph, Klay and the Warriors

How will the Warriors' stars do in 2016-17? Check out Kevin Pelton's player scouting reports and next season's projections for the Warriors.

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Predicting 2017's most likely new NBA All-Stars

Will Karl-Anthony Towns or Kristaps Porzingis vault into All-Star status? Is this the year for DeAndre Jordan? Kevin Pelton ranks the 10 most likely first-time selections for 2017.

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Mock Draft 1.0: Debut for loaded 2017 class

Chad Ford debuts his NBA mock draft for 2017, with top prospects heading to the Celtics, Sixers and Lakers. Check out where the next generation of stars is likely to land.

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NBA draft 2017: Complete coverage

From prospect projections to the lottery and draft night, ESPN.com has complete coverage of the 2017 NBA draft.

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Jamal Crawford's long and winding road

The NBA's only three-time Sixth Man of the Year didn't last this long -- through 16 seasons and 17 different head coaches -- by avoiding mistakes, but by learning from them.

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Rondo never feared losing endorsements over speaking out (1:32)
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Jabari Parker comfortable speaking out (1:52)
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Isiah Thomas: We have to shine the light on the positive (1:19)
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Gordon Hayward: 'I'm definitely rooting for Team Liquid'

Gordon Hayward isn't just a small forward for the Utah Jazz -- he's also a League of Legends fan. Here's his podcast interview, plus ESPN's breakdown of Riot's controversial comments.

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Who might make All-Star debut in 2017?

From Karl-Anthony Towns to Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Pelton ranks the 10 most likely first-time All-Star selections for 2017. Top picks (Insider)

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that they have signed former Notre Dame standout forward Zach Auguste, increasing the Lakers' training camp roster to 16. The 6-foot-10 Auguste played for the Lakers' 2016 Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in four games.

Bradley gets an early exit in Knockout

Celtics G Avery Bradley plays a game of Knockout with a couple of young fans and immediately gets eliminated.

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Chicago violence a disease of hopelessness

In the wake of Dwyane Wade's cousin -- Nykea Aldridge -- recently being shot and killed in Chicago, Scoop Jackson weighs in on the epidemic of violence in the city.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley wants to be Defensive Player of the Year.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts about the value of winning an NBA title - and performing on the league's biggest stage - in building a player's legacy when he tweeted that he'd sign up for Robert Horry's career over Reggie Miller's. "A lot of people don't think winning is important," Jennings tweeted over the weekend. This may be in reference to DeAndre Jordan saying an Olympic gold medal is "above" an NBA title." Jennings certainly brings up an interesting point in a debate that will likely continue for years to come. On the Knicks, Jennings added, "Winning a ring in NYC will be the biggest thing since the Lakers won in 00. But bigger!" New York last won a title in 1973.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In case you were wondering, Madison Square Garden CEO and Knicks owner James Dolan has no plans to sell any part of his ownership of the team. MSG president Doc O'Connor was asked on an earnings call if Dolan had any plans to sell a monitory stake in the Knicks. "We have no plans to sell minority stakes in any of our teams at this time," O'Connor said, according to a transcript provided by business site Seeking Alpha. With valuations of NBA teams at an all-time high, Dolan could probably sell a piece of the team for a high price. But, according to O'Connor, that's not under consideration.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley: "That's my goal: To be Defensive Player of the Year. I feel like it's possible for me if I go out there with the right mindset."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley on Boston's offseason moves: "I'm excited. I feel like they added some great pieces. Al Horford is a very good player, a great team player. I was actually with Jeff Teague this summer in Vegas at an Adidas event and he was telling me how he's really going to help our team out a lot. He's a great locker room guy, a great player. I'm excited to have a chance to play with him, learn things from him. To add him to this culture, I'm excited about it."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns won Sunday's Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic's home run derby in Lexington. The former Kentucky star and reigning NBA rookie of the year followed his final HR with a bat flip. Towns joined other former Kentucky stars in the event that raised more than $300,000 for Louisiana flood victims.

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