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Rosters feature record 113 international players

The NBA announced a record 113 international players from a record 41 countries are on opening night rosters for the 2016-17 season. All 30 teams have at least one international player.

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Investors offer to pay for NBA arena in Seattle

Billionaire Chris Hansen is the head of the investment group that proposed to build an arena in Seattle in hopes of bringing an NBA team back to the city.

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Opening night live: Cavs raise their banner

All eyes are on Cleveland as the 2016-17 NBA season begins, with the Undertaker, the World Series and free ice cream -- yes, free ice cream -- adding to a banner night.

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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.

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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.

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The entire NBA rated by tiers

How will the season shape up for your favorite squad? We split up the best teams, the bottom-feeders and everything in between.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks looked pretty dejected walking off the floor after that LeBron James dunk in transition. Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony have combined for seven turnovers. Not the start that Jeff Hornacek was hoping for.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

My concerns entering season with Knicks are health and the bench. Got to watch minutes for Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Joakim Noah, and Brandon Jennings. And with a thin bench, it's going to be hard not to play guys like Anthony a ton and hard to rest starters for significant stretches.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks struggled when Cleveland ran pick and rolls late in the first quarter. One example: Cavs screened for LeBron James on their final possession of the quarter and Willy Hernangomez took a step away from Kevin Love to help. James fed Love for an open 3. Cavs up 10 after 12 minutes.

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"There's nothing fair weather about us.” With an NBA title in pocket, Cleveland fans are hungry...for one more. es.pn/2dG3kjp

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James had a triple-double in Game 7 of the Finals and he's on track for one early tonight. He has 6 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists as the Cavs lead the Knicks late in the first quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn's alleyoop pass to Carmelo Anthony drew loud 'Let's go Knicks' chants from the crowd. It's rare to see Anthony dunk these days. He's starting out hot from the field tonight, with 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting. He's done most of his damage in the midrange, an area where Jeff Hornacek is comfortable with his team shooting.

david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

When Noah gets it he is looking to make a play for "us". When it's Melo it's for "me". But that can be a potent combo.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

This is so awesome.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cavs ring has 400+ diamonds, but the bottom of the ring will get the most attention. From left to right is the Cavs comeback in games.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are playing at a quick pace right now but are a bit out of control. There were two possessions where Derrick Rose drove with no where to go and Carmelo Anthony had a turnover in the paint. Are these early game jitters or something for Knicks coaches to be concerned about?

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The 2016-17 NBA season is officially underway.

david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

Knicks trying to run and they can't do it. Yet. If they can get scoring playing fast their offense it is huge-they can score in half court.

Bruce Bowen @Bowen12

As a player, I was ALWAYS EXCITED about a new season, with @warriors stacked, what teams are EXCITED to get at those Dubs tweeps?