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Trae Young: ‘I want to do something that’s never been done’

The projected NBA lottery pick went from prodigy to bust in only a matter of weeks. Will he rise again?

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Are teams passing on Trae Young missing a future superstar?

Will the college star become a draft steal, or are skeptics right about his NBA limitations? That's one of the draft's biggest questions.

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Kawhi On The Move?

Kawhi Leonard trade offers the Celtics might consider

The Celtics have three highly paid All-Stars, cheap young talent and valuable draft picks. So what should they trade for Kawhi?

Seven best Kawhi Leonard trades we'd like to see

The All-Star forward reportedly wants out of San Antonio. Our NBA Insiders give seven deals that work.

How the Celtics bring Kawhi to Boston

Bobby Marks breaks down how Boston's "treasure chest of assets" puts the Celtics in position to enter the race for Kawhi Leonard.

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Stephen A. goes off on Kawhi's desire to be in L.A.

Stephen A. Smith isn't happy with Kawhi Leonard's disparaging of the Spurs just because he wants to play in Los Angeles.

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NBA Draft

Thursday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Six best NBA draft trades we'd like to see

Plenty of picks, like the rights to Luka Doncic, throughout the lottery could be in play for draft-night trades. So which moves should teams make?

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NBA draft second-round sleepers and steals to watch

Who can your team steal deep in the draft? Our experts each give five names to watch.

Bamba enjoyed training with Embiid

Former Texas standout Mohamed Bamba explains what it was like to train with Joel Embiid and responds to critics who say his game is raw.

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Ayton: 'I knew that basketball would get me through'

NBA draft prospect DeAndre Ayton reflects on his beginnings in basketball and how dealing with the scrutiny at Arizona will make him a better pro.

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Jackson Jr. a shooter like his father

Jaren Jackson Jr. reflects on how his dad's NBA career influenced him and how his own game has grown over the past few seasons.

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Sexton willing to sacrifice to help a team

Collin Sexton breaks down what he learned from Avery Johnson at Alabama and the evolution of his game.

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Dirk turns 40

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Celebrate Dirk's birthday with his signature fadeaway

As Dirk Nowitzki celebrates his 40th birthday, check out his signature fadeaway jumper, helping him build a unique Hall of Fame career.

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The Basketball Tournament

Lowe: New kind of crunch time has NBA luminaries excited

The Basketball Tournament is going all-in on its radical approach to fourth quarters.

Jalen skeptical of new kind of crunch time

Zach Lowe and Jalen Rose are on opposite sides of The Basketball Tournament's experimental crunch time rule.

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Aldridge: 2018 Mock Draft

Q&A: Hoiberg on the Bulls' tough 2017-18, outlook for next season

Draft previews for all 30 teams

LeBron's big decision

All the places LeBron James could take his talents in July

LeBron James' decision on where to play next season could shake up the NBA. Where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.

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Billboard top 30: Every NBA team's pitch to LeBron James

Fans around the NBA have put up billboards to woo LeBron James. What would it look like if all 30 teams did the same? See for yourself.

Is this LeBron's toughest decision yet?

LeBron James is once again facing another potential free-agent decision this offseason that could be the most difficult one yet.

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Summer spectacular

Trades, free agency and draft decisions for every NBA team

ESPN Insider Bobby Marks is breaking down the moves each team can and should make in the offseason.

NBA free agency: Latest buzz, rumblings and reports

The market officially opens July 1, but NBA free-agency news is coming in fast. Stay up-to-date with the latest rumors and rumblings.

Greatest teams ever

Where do Warriors rank among NBA's 50 best teams?

1996 Bulls, 2001 Lakers, 1986 Celtics. Kevin Pelton ranks the greatest NBA teams of all time. Where did this year's Warriors land?

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Vegas favors '17 Warriors over MJ's '96 Bulls

Las Vegas bookmakers would install last year's Warriors squad as a favorite over the 1995-96 Bulls team that went 72-10 in the regular season.

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