1. Los Angeles Lakers: Month-by-Month Record Predictions for 2017-18 Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2017-18 NBA season with higher hopes than they've had in five years. Unfortunately, that's not as exciting as it sounds. The Lakers have been trapped in their worst four-year rut in franchise history...

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  2. 2018 Restricted Free Agents: Predicting Contracts, Landing Spots for Top Stars

    If you're a fan of NBA restricted free agency, you're going to have a blast next summer. Just four members of the 2014 draft class inked rookie-scale extensions ahead of the Oct...

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  3. 10 Burning Questions Entering 2017-18 NBA Season

    The NBA is back like it never left. The bridge between the 2017 Finals and the 2017-18 opener was a steady stream of drama, intrigue and enough activity to almost make you not miss the games themselves...

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  4. Power Ranking Golden State Warriors Roster Entering 2017-18 Season

    On a micro level, the Golden State Warriors are operating on the same championship-or-bust scale as the rest of the NBA 's 2017-18 championship hopefuls. But the Dubs ditched the micro level a while ago...

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  5. Don't Look Now: 7 Teams That Could Shock the NBA This Season

    Is the conclusion to the 2017-18 NBA season already scripted? Probably. The Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to repeat as champs, and as long as the Cleveland Cavaliers employ LeBron James, they'll be expected to escape the East...

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  6. 5 Most Likely NBA Players to Be Traded During the 2017-18 Season

    Fear not, NBA transaction fiends. The opening of the 2017-18 campaign won't calm the always-swirling trade winds. In fact, it should increase their ferocity...

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  7. Power Ranking Los Angeles Lakers Roster Entering 2017-18 Season

    With their 2017-18 regular-season opener Oct. 19 , the Los Angeles Lakers have started whittling their roster down to its final shape. The player count is down to 18 following Monday's waiving of V...

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  8. Golden State Warriors: 5 Bold Predictions for 2017-18 NBA Season

    The Golden State Warriors are making life difficult for more than just their NBA contemporaries. Hoops prognosticators of the bold variety, for instance, are having a tricky time dreaming bigger than the Dubs' reality...

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  9. Cleveland Cavaliers: Bold Predictions for 2017-18 NBA Season

    Can the Cleveland Cavaliers ' upcoming campaign be anywhere near as entertaining as their offseason? We're going to boldly say yes. And we're not even going to include that in our bold predictions for the 2017-18 Cavs , so enjoy the freebie...

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  10. New York Knicks: 5 Bold Predictions for 2017-18 NBA Season

    It took Phil Jackson's departure, Carmelo Anthony's trade and more than a few uncomfortable moments with Kristaps Porzingis, but the New York Knicks finally made it to the 2017-18 NBA season...

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  11. Predicting All-NBA 1st and 2nd Teams Heading into 2017-18 Season

    Superteams defined the NBA offseason, and their influence will be felt on the 2017-18 All-NBA rosters. Some of last season's selections had their clubs add one or more stars to the mix...

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  12. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Bold Predictions for 2017-18 NBA Season

    Last season's Los Angeles Lakers weren't good, but they were pleasantly surprising. Who foresaw Magic Johnson's return to the franchise or ex-agent Rob Pelinka's hiring as the ...

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  13. 5 NBA Offseason Predictions We Got Very Wrong

    More than one crystal ball was broken during the 2017 NBA offseason. When the defining word for the summer is "unpredictable," you can probably imagine how the summer treated hoops prognosticators...

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  14. 5 Realistic Goals New York Knicks Should Set for 2017-18

    Let the Kristaps Porzingis era begin. For what little we know about who the 2017-18 New York Knicks are or what they'll become, 'Bockers backers can at least trust this team is in the hands of its 7'3" potential savior...

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  15. Not Buying It: 5 Overhyped Players Entering 2017-18 Season

    So much of the NBA 's offseason appeal is tied to hype. But you should know not to believe it all. Remember, optimism is never more accessible than when everyone is holding identical 0-0 records, and that was especially true this summer...

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  16. How LeBron James Can Reclaim NBA's MVP Award in 2017-18

    Shouldn't preparation for your 15th NBA season be a grind? Not if you're the Association's resident cyborg, LeBron James , apparently. "He seems younger," Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue observed at media day ...

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  17. 5 Realistic Goals Los Angeles Lakers Should Set for 2017-18

    This isn't season one of the Los Angeles Lakers rebuild, but the freshness feels that way. There's a new Hollywood star at the center of a revamped roster, plus an overhauled front office responsible for the personnel changes...

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  18. Golden State Warriors' Blueprint to a Championship Repeat

    The Golden State Warriors ' blueprint for capturing the 2018 NBA world title seems simple enough. Let Stephen Curry do his best impression of a video-game glitch. Have Kevin Durant remind everyone of his impossible combination of size and skill..

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  19. Top Potential Landing Spots for Dwyane Wade After Buyout

    What happens when a future Hall of Famer suddenly splashes into the NBA 's free-agency pool? Exactly what you'd expect. "My phone is blowing up at this moment," said Dwyane Wade , per K...

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  20. New York Knicks: 5 Biggest Questions Entering Training Camp

    This is different. A new NBA season is almost upon us, and the New York Knicks aren't experiencing delusions of grandeur. Last year at this time, Derrick Rose tried unsuccessfully to sell the Knicks as a superteam ...

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  21. Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 Biggest Questions Entering Training Camp

    The Cleveland Cavaliers still have LeBron James . In fact, he's one of four returning starters from last season's NBA finalist. And yet with the 2017-18 campaign fast approaching, this feels like a franchise in flux...

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  22. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Biggest Questions Entering Training Camp

    Excitement and exposure won't be lacking with the 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers . Not with Magic Johnson at the helm, Lonzo Ball behind the wheel, LaVar Ball on every mic and 35 national broadcasts on the docket...

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  23. Golden State Warriors: 5 Biggest Questions Entering Training Camp

    The Golden State Warriors are preparing to open their 2017-18 training camp with virtually the same group that took to the 2016-17 NBA title. If they confidently let their minds drift, they could entertain some pretty wild questions...

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  24. Ranking New York Knicks' Young Prospects Ahead of 2017-18 NBA Season

    The New York Knicks never seem sure of what they have. There's an NBA All-Star on the roster, but they've been trying to trade him for months. There's a future superstar rising through the ranks, but they've shopped him too ...

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  25. How Kevin Durant Can Reclaim NBA's MVP Award in 2017-18

    After adjusting to a new city and new squad last season, Kevin Durant has used this summer to get reacquainted with some old friends...

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