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Experts' award picks: Will LeBron's move to L.A. lead to an MVP?

Who will win top individual honors in 2018-19? Our NBA writers and analysts make their predictions for MVP, top rookie and more.

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Experts' Finals predictions: Who's picking against a Warriors 3-peat?

Are the Warriors a lock for their fifth straight Finals appearance? Who from the East could join them, and does it matter?

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Lowe's early NBA predictions: Who gets an extension?

Zach Lowe predicts which 2015 first-round picks will agree to new deals before Monday's deadline.

Important NBA roster decisions to watch: Last-minute deals

Get ready for plenty of roster moves before the Oct. 15 deadline.

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Uni Watch NBA season preview

Welcome to a new NBA season full of new looks, new courts and the full force of LockerVision.

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Season preview! Ranking your team's 2018-19 drama

Is there any Stranger Thing than what the Lakers did this summer? Did we just turn all 30 NBA teams into TV dramas? Yes ... yes, we did.

Breaking down all 30 NBA teams, TV Guide-style

There's no NBA storyline the stars of "High Noon" won't tackle. This season you won't want to look away.

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Jimmy Butler on what’s gone wrong with the Timberwolves

The disgruntled Timberwolves star sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss his emotional return to practice and what the future holds for him and Minnesota.

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'Raw' Butler heated in return to Wolves practice

Jimmy Butler targeted coach Tom Thibodeau, GM Scott Layden and some teammates in a heated return to Wolves practice Wednesday.

KAT gives short answers to Butler questions

Karl-Anthony Towns gives short answers to reporters, sidestepping Jimmy Buter questions Friday.

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George on Butler drama: 'I'm on Jimmy's side'

Paul George understands what Jimmy Butler is going through, taking Butler's side in the situation between him and the Wolves' front office.

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Butler says situation with Wolves isn't fixable

Jimmy Butler explains that even though he showed up to practice, his problems with the Timberwolves still exist and doesn't think it can be fixed.

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Stephen A.: Laughing teammates proved Butler's urge to leave

Stephen A. Smith says Jimmy Butler's desires to leave Minnesota were validated when starters reportedly laughed about Butler thriving with backups.

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How Butler's teammates should react to drama

Stan Van Gundy and Amin Elhassan explain how Jimmy Butler's teammates should react to his desire to leave.

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