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Summer Forecast: Projecting the MVP race for 2016-17

Could Russell Westbrook's solo act lead to an MVP in OKC? Could Steph Curry complete a three-peat? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projection for Most Valuable Player.

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NBPA doesn't see negative effect from Durant joining Warriors (1:05)
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Harlem Globetrotter and SkyCoaster go perfect together (1:34)
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Durant feels the love in his Oracle debut

Kevin Durant made his Oracle Arena debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday while playing for USA Basketball in an Olympic tuneup. The newly minted Warrior is quickly making himself at home.

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Coach K: 'The welcoming for Kevin was fantastic' (1:01)
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7 Other times NBA ambition went wrong... (1:00)
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Wade makes appearance at Cubs-White Sox game (0:15)
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Vote now: How does your NBA team stack up?

ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite NBA team stack up? Vote now!

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Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
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Top dunks from the free throw line (1:24)
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Why has Team USA basketball been so good so far? (0:56)
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American war hero inspiring USA Basketball (4:24)
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Stoudemire's career full of highlight-reel moments (0:47)
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Russell Westbrook can do it alone (1:25)
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How much is Presti at fault for current state of Thunder? (1:38)
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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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Smith: Critics of MJ should look to white athletes too (1:09)
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Carmelo: MJ's timing was perfect (0:36)
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Blackistone on Jordan: Why not give BLM money? (1:41)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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USA Basketball: Complete coverage

Some of the NBA's best are headed to Rio in search of a third straight gold medal. As Coach K & Co. take on the world, we're tracking all things Team USA hoops.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Highlight of Bulls preseason schedule is Oct. 14 matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center.

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Manu Ginobili turns 39 today. He'll become 2nd oldest player in Olympic Basketball Tourney since 1992 to PR's 40-year old Jose Ortiz in '04.

Rating the latest free-agent deals

As NBA free agency continues, Kevin Pelton breaks down the best and worst signings, including Dion Waiters to the Heat. Latest analysis (Insider)

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Dr. J: LaVine an all-time great dunker

Julius Erving says Zach LaVine, the two-time reigning NBA Slam Dunk champion, is already among the greatest dunkers of all time. Joining dunking royalty

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KD's debut in Oracle Arena was a slam dunk

It wasn't Kevin Durant's first time at Oracle, but it was his first time there since signing with the Warriors. He made himself right at home. 'I got jitters'

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade gets a big ovation here at Wrigley. This is his first public appearance in Chicago as a Bull.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics formally announced their flurry of recent moves on Wednesday, signing Gerald Green and draft picks Jaylen Brown, Demetrius Jackson, and Ben Bentil, while re-signing center Tyler Zeller. Bentil, the 51st pick in the draft, will have a partially guaranteed deal and will compete for a final roster spot. In order to process the moves, the Celtics renounced their rights to Gigi Datome, who is currently playing overseas after spending part of the 2014-15 season with Boston.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki's deal is official. The Mavs announced that Nowitzki re-signed Wednesday.