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NBA opening week: What our experts are watching most closely

The new season brings new questions for contenders and lottery teams alike. Our reporters are looking for answers.

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The NBA's six most intriguing superstar duos this season

Goldsberry dives into the six worth following most closely.

Top headlines

Lakers-Clippers reaction

Stephen A.: LeBron didn't look right in Lakers' loss


Max: Kawhi has ascended to the best player on Earth


In the six


Raptors receive championship rings, unveil banner


Experts' Picks

NBA Finals predictions: Does the title road go through Staples Center?

Lakers. Clippers. Bucks. Sixers. Which elite teams are Finals-bound? Our NBA writers and analysts make their conference championship and Finals picks.

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Award picks: MVP, Rookie of the Year and more

Our NBA analysts make their picks for top individual honors in 2019-20.

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  • The burnout of the shooting star Carmelo Anthony

    It's been a year since Carmelo Anthony has appeared in a game. He might not get his farewell to the league, but the NBA he'd be saying goodbye to isn't the same as the one in which he rose to stardom.