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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.


NBA Talking Points

Stephen A.: McCollum is 'a frustrated individual'

Stephen A. Smith understands CJ McCollum's frustrations with NBA superteams.


Will Kyrie be a Knick next season?

Royce Young expects Kyrie Irving to stay put with the Celtics instead of heading to New York in 2019.


Jalen skeptical of Howard's evolution into Kevin Durant

Jalen Rose says Dwight Howard's trainer's goal to transform his game into Kevin Durant's isn't smart.


Kellerman questions Lillard's star power

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate if Blazers star Damian Lillard is overhyped.


Top NBA headlines


Simmons trolls Embiid, LeBron

Simmons: I'm a better gamer than Embiid, Exum

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons compares his NBA 2K19 skills against other NBA players.


Simmons: I knew LeBron already picked the Lakers

76ers point-guard Ben Simmons spoke at the unveiling of his NBA 2K19 Australia cover.



Lebron the greatest ever?

'LeBron James best ever by big margin'

Rockets GM Daryl Morey is a whiz at statistical analysis. He says he has looked at the numbers and considers LeBron James the best player in the history of the NBA "by a bit of a big margin."

Is LeBron the greatest player of all time?

The SportsNation crew debates if LeBron James has surpassed Michael Jordan as the best player ever.




Kuzma: Critics 'underestimating' new-look Lakers

Despite now having LeBron James with the team, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said the squad is being underestimated by critics.

Stephen A. ranks Lakers as top-3 team in West

Stephen A. Smith expects LeBron James to lead Los Angeles to a top-three finish in the Western Conference.


Kuz says Lakers are being underestimated

Kyle Kuzma expresses his thoughts on the new-look Lakers and their expectations for the upcoming season.




Melo letter thanks OKC, fans for 'genuine support'

Carmelo Anthony, whose one season with the Thunder featured career lows nearly across the board, wrote a letter to thank the team and its fans for "genuine support."

D'Antoni: Melo 'better fit' with Rockets than NYK

Mike D'Antoni says Carmelo Anthony will be a "better fit" with the Rockets than he was with the Knicks, and he won't have a problem coaching the veteran forward in Houston after their falling out six years ago in New York.

D'Antoni says Melo 'open' to coming off bench

Mike D'Antoni says Houston hasn't committed to a role yet for Carmelo Anthony and adds coming off the bench is no slight on such a deep team.


NBA Transfer Window

Latest news and insights

Who are the best available NBA free agents?

Kevin Arnovitz sees Rodney Hood as the available free agent with the most upside.


NBA free agency: Latest buzz, news and reports

NBA free-agency news is coming in fast. Stay up to date with the latest deals and rumblings.

NBA trade tracker: Grades and details for every deal

Which players and picks are on the move? We have a rundown of the latest trades here. Partner

GameTme: Five games in the spotlight this season

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