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The best-case scenario for Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors

If Leonard is locked in and returns to his MVP form, the Raptors should project as a legitimate threat to the Warriors, Celtics and Rockets.

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Predicting the loaded East race after the Kawhi trade

Our Insiders answer the big questions about new Finals favorites and dark horse East contenders.

Barkley hopes Kawhi stays in Toronto

Charles Barkley expects Kawhi Leonard to be motivated playing for the Raptors next season so he can land a max deal next summer.

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Jalen: Kawhi-DeRozan trade is a 'win-win'

Jalen Rose likes the Kawhi Leonard trade for DeMar DeRozan because it gives both San Antonio and Toronto a chance to improve.

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NBA Offseason

NBA free agents: Team-by-team lists for 2018 and 2019

Who are the free agents this year and next year? We have the lists.

Get ready for an unprecedented NBA summer in 2019

Multiple big-market teams will have space to sign All-Stars as nearly 200 players hit free agency next year.

Every draft pick all 30 NBA teams owe and own

Which upcoming draft picks does every NBA team owe and own? Here's our team-by-team breakdown.

Melo Trade

Trade grades: Who wins the Carmelo Anthony deal?

How did the Thunder, Hawks and 76ers do in the Melo trade? Kevin Pelton grades the deal.

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Rockets strong front-runners for Melo

Adrian Wojnarowski explains where Carmelo Anthony could land after the Hawks waive him and why Dennis Schroder is a good fit for the Thunder.

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Free Agency

Rating the best and worst NBA moves so far

Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal. Who improved? And what is still to come?

Woj bombs highlight frenzied free-agency period

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Warriors

NBA

Cousins' favorite teammate 'by far is Klay'

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Cousins shrugs off critics of move to Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins says he hasn't worried about fans and players who may have been bothered by his joining a so-called NBA superteam.

Celtics

NBA

What Smart's deal means for Kyrie and future Celtics moves

Here's how Marcus Smart's new contract sets up Boston for next season and beyond.

Marcus Smart's deal shows Celtics commitment to winning

Ryan Hollins likes the Celtics' four-year deal with Marcus Smart because it shows they are committed to winning now.

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Aldridge: Carmelo says he expects to be in Houston

Gauging reactions of DeRozan, Leonard after trade

Summer League Top 10: Kevin Knox

Fantasy Basketball

Who are the biggest fantasy risers and fallers during free agency?

From LeBron James to DeMarcus Cousins and more, plenty of big names have already switched uniforms in free agency. Here's how their fantasy values, and those of their teammates, will change.

Does value rise or fall for Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan?

How does the trade that sent Leonard to Toronto and DeRozan to San Antonio impact their fantasy value? André Snellings breaks it down.

Summer League Championship

Blazers defeat Lakers 91-73

Trail Blazers top Lakers for summer league title

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Hart ejected after arguing with officials

Josh Hart is furious with the referees and voices his displeasure, which gets him a double technical and an ejection.

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Summer League Reactions

Making sense of the first Cavalier after LeBron

Whether he wanted to be or not, Collin Sexton is the bridge to the post-LeBron Cavs. Check out what we saw from Day 10 of the Las Vegas Summer League.

Watch your head: Charlotte lottery pick Miles Bridges is coming

While Miles Bridges didn't have the most efficient showing in Las Vegas, it is clear that he adds a level of unpredictability to the Hornets.

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