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Summer Forecast: How the West will play out in 2016-17

Will Golden State's super team roll to another 70-plus wins? How will the Spurs fare after Tim Duncan's departure? Summer Forecast rolls on as our expert panel makes its projections for the West.

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Summer Forecast: How will the East play out in 2016-17?

Summer Forecast is back! How will the East standings shake out in 2016-17? Will anyone threaten to dethrone the champion Cavs? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projections.

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Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go the way it wanted, so now it is hoping the latest path has the Magic on the rocky road to becoming a contender.

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Tyronn Lue worth the money for Cavs? (1:12)
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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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How McCollum earned his four-year/$106 million extension (1:29)
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Durant's return to Oracle Arena marked by hindsight (2:08)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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Drummond gets put on a poster twice (0:34)
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USA basketball using practice to build chemistry (1:54)
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Cousins focused on bringing home a gold medal (1:17)
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Durant takes court with new teammates (1:59)
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How Team USA's turnaround began 10 years ago

Losing to Greece in 2006 was the biggest disappointment of coach Mike Krzyzewski's career. Now Team USA is looking for its 64th straight win in international play.

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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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Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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Carmelo organizes conversation on social issues (0:55)
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Collins: Came out to Clintons before SI article

NBA pioneer Jason Collins said Monday at the Democratic National Convention that he came out to the Clinton family before going public and that he is "forever grateful for their words of wisdom."

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

It was recommended to Varejao that he skip the Olympics, sources say, after a Monday examination by noted back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources: Warriors center Anderson Varejao is likely to be ruled out of the Olympics in his native Brazil this week due to a back injury

OKC looks to secure Westbrook long-term

With Dion Waiters headed for Miami, the Thunder's salary cap has increased -- giving Russell Westbrook the upper hand in possibly obtaining a maximum-level, $26.5M extension.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat $50 million G Tyler Johnson told reporters of his contract figure and signing the Nets' restricted offer sheet which Miami matched: "I threw up a couple times when I heard the number go out there. I was in shock. I even lost a little bit of weight just because of the anxiety of going through the process, not knowing where I was going to be. I mean, I was almost 100 percent sure I was going to end up in Brooklyn. But it's just an incredible feeling and I'm excited to get back to work."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Philly, Brooklyn, Denver, Minnesota, Phoenix and Utah have at least $10 million in cap space. Waiters wound up settling for Miami's $2.9 mil

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Rough July for Dion Waiters. Until OKC's deal with Alex Abrines, its $6.9M qualifying offer to Waiters was on the table for two-plus weeks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a Twitter poll, big man Larry Sanders included the Knicks in a list of teams he asked users to choose from, asking the question, "Which team do you believe will utilize my skills the best???" The Knicks, according to a league source, are not among the teams who have expressed interest in Sanders at this point.

Jordan: 'I can no longer stay silent'

"We can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities." Michael Jordan speaks out

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NBA's best poster dunks

Andre Drummond got posterized twice in the Drew League, but he isn't the only NBA player to be on the wrong side of a poster.

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How will the East play out in 2016-17?

Will the Celtics threaten to dethrone the champion Cavaliers, or will LeBron & Co. continue their reign? Summer Forecast

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