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3hZach Lowe

NBA's most intriguing: The players to watch this season

We're going to learn a lot about these six guys over the next six months as they're thrust into big new roles.

Barkley claims Thompson is better than Durant and Curry (1:04)
Did the Cavs' victory over Knicks prove they're the best? (0:48)
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11hESPN Stats & Information

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)
Warriors turn Finals failure into show-stopping offseason (1:02)

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)
Kellerman picks the Knicks as the worst franchise in sports (1:54)
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2dBen Fawkes

Full list of 2017 NBA title odds

The Golden State Warriors are priced at 2-3 to win the NBA title, per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Warriors present biggest challenge to Cavs repeating (1:23)
Anti-Warriors sentiment being felt throughout NBA (5:13)


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.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Vince Carter's reaction to being the NBA's oldest player? "What is Andre Miller doing?!" Carter said, hoping the point guard will sign soon and reclaim that title.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (knee) will not play in the opener, coach David Fizdale said. "He's not far away, but it's not worth the risk for one game," Fizdale said. Memphis will be without two starters against the Timberwolves with SF Chandler Parsons (knee) also out.

VOTE: Which team will win the NBA title?

The NBA season is upon us. Are the Cavs set for a repeat? Will the Warriors return to the summit? Or will another team surprise (nearly) everyone? Cast your vote!

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Lakers' official on-court Stance socks for the 2016-17 season:

Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols

Then on NBA Countdown, I'll sit down with James Harden for an honest conversation about change, & with Chris Paul to talk social issues.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Nuggets from yesterday's Duke Pro Day from NBA guys: Luke Kennard looked phenomenal, Amile Jefferson was utilized plenty bringing ball up.