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Make your picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and the league leaders in points, rebounds and assists.

Spurs strategic with Aldridge extension (2:02)
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Vegas is almost all-in on the Warriors

Golden State is much better than even money to win its third NBA title in four years, per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cavs sit second at 4-1, with no other teams better than 10-1.

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15hKevin Pelton

Updated RPM projections: Spurs

Real plus-minus sees a 10-win dropoff in the cards for San Antonio, leaving the Spurs third in the West and more than 11 wins back of the Warriors.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to Dave Zirin of The Nation on president Donald Trump: "This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner–and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers–is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed because they know it better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Switching gears to the Tim Duncan hurricane relief front. Did you know that in the 2 ½ days they were in St. Croix a little more than a week ago, they distributed nearly 24 pounds of food per person to more than 10,500 hurricane victims? That's almost a week's worth of food distributed by Duncan and his team in 2 ½ days on the island.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The LaMarcus Aldridge extension now has the Spurs with $68M in guaranteed contracts (including the team option for Dejounte Murray and Derrick White) for 2019-20. That number could rise next summer when All-Star Kawhi Leonard is eligible to sign for the Designated Player Veteran Extension. Leonard could sign a five-year $219M extension with a $37.8M cap hit in 2019. Leonard currently has a $21.3M player option for the 2019-20 season.

What is Aldridge's contract number? (1:24)
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BPI likes Warriors' chances for a repeat

The Warriors head into Tuesday's season opener as the runaway favorites to win the NBA title, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index. The Celtics are a distant second, followed by the Rockets, Cavaliers and Spurs in a three-way tie for third-best odds.

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23hAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Spurs, Aldridge reach extension

The San Antonio Spurs have reached an agreement with five-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge on a contract extension, league sources told ESPN.

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NBA Power Rankings: Where do Spurs debut?

Where does San Antonio rank compared to the likes of the Rockets and Thunder? And can Kawhi Leonard best those teams' stars to earn his first MVP?

Chiney's Court: Kawhi Leonard's case for MVP candidate (1:52)
Spurs defeat Harden, Rockets (1:30)
Harden fakes Green out of his shoes (0:24)
Ariza schools Aldridge, slams it home (0:19)
Capela responds to Aldridge's dunk (0:31)
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Popovich says Leonard likely out for opener

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on Friday that Kawhi Leonard is not expected to play in Wednesday's home season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Leonard has missed the entire preseason while rehabilitating from tendinopathy.

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Is Leonard the best two-way player?

Only three players -- Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant -- have averaged 25 PPG and been named first-team All-Defense at a younger age than Kawhi Leonard, who was 25 last season.

Could Kawhi win MVP? (1:15)

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.314th
Rebounds Per Game43.911th
Assists Per Game23.87th
Points Allowed98.12nd

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