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How steep is his decline?

Howard has continued to put up solid numbers on the offensive end, even as he has changed teams multiple times. But the stats show his defense slipping since playing in Orlando.

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Simmons leads Rookie of the Year odds.

The 76ers' Ben Simmons is favored by Westgate to be named Rookie of the Year, but he has stiff competition from a strong class.

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Stephen A. applauds Durant's White House stance.

Stephen A. Smith appreciates how Durant communicated the many reasons he won't be in attendance if the Warriors are invited to the White House.

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After missing summer league to rehab following ankle surgery, Celtics 2016 first-round pick Guerschon Yabusele said he expects to be full-go at the start of training camp later this month and will resume basketball activities with informal practices on Monday.

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LeBron ready to ball with or without Kyrie.

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James is a true professional and is ready to play with whoever shows up to training camp in September.

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LeBron hampering Cavs' future?

Adrian Wojnarowski explains how LeBron James' strategy to keep the Cavaliers guessing about his commitment might impact his ability to win in the season ahead.

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The 2018 champs will be ...

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  • Summer Forecast, NBA champs for 2017-18

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