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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors looking up at the champs -- for now

LeBron and the Cavs retain the throne, but it may only be a matter of time until Golden State vaults to No. 1. See where all 30 teams land as the Committee readies for the 2016-17 season.

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Mavs PG Harris (foot) likely to miss opener

Devin Harris is "very doubtful" for Wednesday's opener against the Pacers, and an extended absence could ensure that Seth Curry will have a significant role to start the regular season.

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LeBron taking season 'day-by-day' (0:38)
Can Warriors deal with playing under intense scrutiny? (1:56)
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There's Still Hope For Last Season's Worst NBA Rookie

FiveThirtyEight breaks down how one of the worst rookies in the NBA last season, Emmanuel Mudiay, is key to the Nuggets season and according to CARMELO is projected to be a solid contributor within a few seasons.

Warriors, Durant looking forward for what's to come this season (0:58)
Cleveland is the hottest spot for sports (1:03)
Indians looking to match Cavaliers' title with one of their own (1:00)
Elhassan says Warriors' depth is Achilles heel (0:52)
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Shaquille O'Neal teams up with Krispy Kreme

Basketball Hall of Famer and broadcaster Shaquille O'Neal, a big fan of Krispy Kreme, has been named a global spokesperson for the brand.

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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.

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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)
Stars getting settled in new places (1:54)


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs announce they have waived Dahntay Jones to bring their roster down to the requisite 15.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Gotta feel for Brett Brown. No Ben Simmons, no Nerlens Noel, no Jerryd Bayless & Jahlil Okafor still coming back and getting into game shape

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Grizzlies finalized their roster by waiving G Jordan Adams and C Matt Costello. Adams, a 2014 first-round pick recovering from knee surgery, had a guaranteed salary but was cut to make room for undrafted rookie F Troy Williams.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A classy farewell from RJ Hunter after he was waived by the Boston Celtics on his 23rd birthday.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

James Young on Danny Ainge saying roster spot is first thing he's earned in his life: "I've always been better than a lot of people growing up -- high school, college, I was real good. I came here and it was a big shock. I feel like this is even better than the draft really, earning this position. Like I said, I'm really blessed to be a part of this and not much I can do but keep getting better."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki: "I'm a Seth [Curry] fan."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge with some tough love after James Young wins the final roster spot: "I told him this morning that I think this is the first time he's earned anything in his life. He earned this by his play, day in and day out, and he just has to keep earning it. He was given a lot as a young kid, with a lot of promise and a lot of potential and … he had to come out and win a spot with some good competition, and he did. So he just needs to keep doing what he's been doing."

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Philadelphia 76ers have waived Anthony "Cat" Barber, Dionte Christmas, Shawn Long, Brandon Paul and James Webb III.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala have once again been appointed captains of the team, ESPN has learned. Steve Kerr made this decision recently. There was not a team vote.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Steve Kerr said he's rooting for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series because his son is a die-hard Cubs fan. He understands Cleveland fans may think it's a jab.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Iguodala if McCaw reminds him of a player. Andre was quite complimentary, and went with a Ron Harper comp

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

"I cut practice shorter (Sunday), but I see he got a great workout last night," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about Kevin Durant's involvement at the Kanye West concert last night.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on KD at the Kanye concert: "I cut practice short cuz I saw he got a great workout last night."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs have yet to get definitive word on Devin Harris' foot injury, but they are bracing for him to miss extended time.