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NBA Power Rankings, projections and intel for all 30 teams

Get ready for a new NBA season with rankings, projections, breakout picks and everything you need to know about all 30 teams.

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It's opening night, but our NBA experts are already making their championship picks

Which teams will be the last ones standing in 2022?

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Joel Embiid not interested in Ben Simmons drama

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Silver unsure if there is a CBA fix to disputes like Simmons and the 76ers'

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CADE CUNNINGHAM

Diary: 'If I can get the NBA Rookie of the Year trophy, obviously I'd love to have it'

The Pistons No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft doesn't appear afraid of the pressure that comes with his selection.

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Grant Hill reflects on Pistons tenure, disdain for teal, and No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham

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

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FANTASY BASKETBALL

Karabell: Top fantasy basketball storylines I'm watching early this season

Eric Karabell goes over what he's paying extra attention to during the opening week of the NBA season, including the new-look Lakers.

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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.