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Expert picks: Who will be the Most Valuable Player in 2016-17?

LeBron, Steph, KD, Russ. Which NBA superstar will take home the MVP trophy this season? Our NBA writers make their predictions.

Stephen A. isn't counting Warriors out yet, unlike Barkley (1:36)
Barkley claims Thompson is better than Durant and Curry (1:04)
24mRoyce Young

Russell Westbrook revenge tour begins now

There's an air of ownership for Russell Westbrook on the Thunder practice court these days, and he's trying to embrace his new responsibilities.

Did the Cavs' victory over Knicks prove they're the best? (0:48)
Preview: Lakers first game without Kobe Bryant (2:26)
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These Warriors have some imperfections

The Warriors looked all right when their "Big 4" was on the court, but the results were disastrous when any one of them was out of the game.

LeBron had himself a little dunk contest against the Knicks (1:29)
Durant brings unmatched scoring prowess to Golden State (1:10)

NBA season preview for 2016-17

After a record 73 wins, the Warriors could only watch as LeBron James and the Cavs staged an epic Finals comeback, ending a 52-year Cleveland title drought. So what has changed? Kevin Durant.

The crowning plays of King James' career (1:17)


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden getting some work in with John Lucas.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The man who signs the checks, Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, is at shootaround.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams says he didn't watch Spurs-Warriors. "I was watching cartoons, mate," he said. "Some Japanese anime."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Conley on the Grizzlies missing two starters to open the season: "We have a lot of young guys who are going to have to learn quickly and be ready to go."


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook enlightens us with what he did last night. It didn't include watching the Warriors.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Devin Harris has a right big toe sprain and will be in a walking boot for three weeks before reevaluated.