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2hZach 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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9hESPN 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)


Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Some coaches strictly recruit off the high ranking & it works. OU's Lon Kruger & staff have generally evaluated impeccably- like good NBA GM

Lillard sinks big three to put game away

Damian Lillard drains a big 3-pointer in the final minute, part of a 39-point performance in the Blazers' win over the Jazz.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's still getting acclimated to the triangle at this point: "I got to find a way. There's no way around it. I got to find a way, and I'm going to find a way. That's what being great is all about."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The guard cutting to the corner is one aspect of the triangle that Derrick Rose says he needs to get acclimated to: "As the point guard, that's tough sometimes going all the way to the corner and kind of waiting to see what they're going to do on the initial side of the triangle. You have to wait for the ball to come back to you."

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Warriors coach Steve Kerr: "I think our guys were embarrassed (by the performance) tonight. I know I was."