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Expert picks: Who will be the Most Valuable Player in 2016-17?

LeBron, Steph, KD, Russ. Which NBA superstar will take home the MVP trophy this season? Our NBA writers make their predictions.

Stephen A. isn't counting Warriors out yet, unlike Barkley (1:36)
Barkley claims Thompson is better than Durant and Curry (1:04)
25mRoyce Young

Russell Westbrook revenge tour begins now

There's an air of ownership for Russell Westbrook as he prepares to lead the Thunder into a post-Durant world (Thunder-Sixers, 8 ET on ESPN).

Did the Cavs' victory over Knicks prove they're the best? (0:48)
Preview: Lakers first game without Kobe Bryant (2:26)
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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)

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)


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The Warriors lost their home opener Tuesday night by 29 points. In the previous two seasons, Golden State lost four regular-season home games by a combined 25 points.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Denzel Valentine is hopeful he'll be able to play in opener. Says his ankle is feeling "great."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden getting some work in with John Lucas.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The man who signs the checks, Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, is at shootaround.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams says he didn't watch Spurs-Warriors. "I was watching cartoons, mate," he said. "Some Japanese anime."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Conley on the Grizzlies missing two starters to open the season: "We have a lot of young guys who are going to have to learn quickly and be ready to go."


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook enlightens us with what he did last night. It didn't include watching the Warriors.