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PREVIEWING THE WEST

Why the Western Conference appears to be as 'wild' as ever

2:18

OPENING NIGHT SCOREBOARD

TUESDAY'S GAMES

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Breaking down the latest rookie contract extensions on deadline day

Today is the deadline on contract extensions for the class of 2018. Here's who has signed so far and what it means for their teams.

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Why the Deandre Ayton-Suns impasse is a massive gamble for both sides

Ayton will be the first No. 1 pick since '07 to hit restricted free agency after his rookie contract expires.

'LET THE GAMES BEGIN'

Why Stephen A. says this could be the best NBA season ever

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TROUBLES IN L.A.?

Is there cause for concern following the Lakers' 0-6 preseason?

In this edition of the Pelton mailbag, Kevin Pelton takes a deeper look at what a poor preseason means for teams in the regular season.

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Inside the Lakers' quest to turn a star-studded roster into a championship team

Los Angeles' biggest challenge this season might depend on health and team chemistry.

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Basketball: A Love Story

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    Director Dan Klores creates a vibrant mosaic of basketball by exploring the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. Stream 62 short stories on the NBA, ABA, college hoops, the women's game, international basketball, and socio-cultural issues told by 165 legends.