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5-on-5: Rooks on awards, big purchases and odd advice from Kobe

We caught up with Deandre Ayton and the Class of 2018 to talk about awards, most anticipated matchups and LeBron's move to L.A.

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NBA rookies hammer dunks, prank each other at photo shoot

Trae Young, Marvin Bagley III, Collin Sexton, Jaren Jackson and others have a good time at the Panini NBA Rookie photo shoot.

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Predicting where 2019's superstar free agents will sign

Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts where the top 2019 free agents will play in 2019-20.

How the East and West standings will look in 2018-19

Which teams will make the playoffs? Which are lottery bound? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early win-loss projections for all 30 teams.

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Stephen A. still taking other greats over LeBron for best ever

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Does Melo make the Rockets a bigger threat to the Warriors?

Here's how Carmelo Anthony fits in Houston and what type of impact he could make.

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Max: Rockets will regress due to offseason moves

Max Kellerman says Houston took "a step backwards" by losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute and picking up Carmelo Anthony in the offseason.

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Jalen Rose sounds off on IT mocking Cleveland

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