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Predictions: Will Westbrook win MVP?

Are the Thunder a top-four team in the Western Conference? What trades should they make? Our NBA Insiders preview Oklahoma City's 2016-17 season.

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26mBrian Windhorst

Sources: Amnesty clause on CBA chopping block

The NBA and the players' union met Wednesday in New York and continued to make progress toward a new labor contract, though an agreement is not expected this week.

LeBron excited about championship ring, World Series (0:56)
NBA Countdown's 'Great Sports Debate' (4:02)
How recognizable is Brad Stevens in Boston? (1:03)
Jill Hudson & Lois Nam

The Style of Swagger: Serge Ibaka

From the streets of Brazzaville to the runways of Paris and Milan, Serge Ibaka's sense of style is universal.

Steph Curry's splashiest career plays (1:29)
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17hAdrienne Lawrence

The Derrick Rose verdict: What you need to know

On Wednesday, a California federal jury cleared New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose and two of his friends of committing civil rape. Here's what you need to know about the verdict.

After civil trial, where does Rose go from here? (2:29)
Should KD stop talking about OKC? (0:59)
Carmelo told Kaepernick he needed to follow through (2:11)
1dEthan Sherwood Strauss

Golden State's Draymond Green problem

In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue, Ethan Strauss reveals how Draymond Green is the player to lead the Warriors to a dynasty -- or the man who could stand in their way.

Is Draymond Green the real Warriors villain? (1:45)
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Patrick Redford

Which NBA team is the tallest?

The Golden State Warriors, who have spent the last few seasons dominating with their small-ball lineup, are now the second tallest team in the league. Who has the tallest? FiveThirtyEight ranks each team in the league by height.

Durant's departure shapes Thunder's offseason of change (1:30)
Tyronn Lue explains keys to managing the Cavaliers' Big 3 (6:08)
Lue, Rivers look back on their NBA journey together (5:48)
No-look passes you'll miss if you blink (0:59)
Electrifying shots from the NBA (1:14)
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NBA's Bulls recruit Messi as a No. 10

How do you spread the word on social media that the season begins in just 10 days? If you're the Bulls, you bring in the world's best No. 10.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

To pick up the portions of the offense that he missed during his civil trial, Derrick Rose will attend a tutorial on Friday with Knicks coaches. "I'll probably overload him with a lot of information and then when he comes in the next day he'll try to learn by fire," Jeff Hornacek said.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Es casi un hecho que el argentino Nicolas Brussino se quedará con los Mavericks, quienes están sorprendidos de manera muy favorable de su desempeño en la pretemporada. Dos Fuentes del equipo me dijeron que es muy versátil y puede jugar de ambos lados del balón pero que en particular sus disparos de larga distancia son notables.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets starters vs. Knicks in preseason finale tonight: Jeremy Lin, Randy Foye, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Trevor Booker, Brook Lopez

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson says he's still looking at combinations with one preseason game left vs. the Knicks tonight.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics waived training camp invites Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee, and Jalen Jones on Thursday. The trio is expected to land with Boston's D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, after clearing waivers. The Celtics still must trim two more players to get to the regular-season limit of 15.