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Summer Forecast: Predictions, projections for 2015-16 NBA season

What does the future hold for the 2015-16 NBA season? From top rooks and MVP all the way to crowning a champion, our Summer Forecast panel makes its projections.

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Contenders, pretenders at 2015 EuroBasket

Which clubs could knock off defending champion France at 2015 EuroBasket? Mark Woods breaks down all 24 teams' chances at this year's prize.

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Summer basketball is a bad idea (5:19)
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Bennett's rising alley-oop jam (0:09)
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Dikembe Mutombo Day (1:15)
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Jerry Ferrara's Power and Pain

Actor Jerry Ferrara (Entourage, Power, Think Like a Man) joins THTV crew to talk about life as a Knick fan, breaking typecasts and Power Season 3.

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Summer Forecast: Cavs, not Warriors, to win title

Will the Warriors make it back-to-back championships in 2016? Not according to Summer Forecast, as our expert panel pumps the brakes on Golden State's repeat chances.

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Goldsberry: Why pickup basketball is broken

Thousands are played every day across the country. But for as popular as the game is, there is something fundamentally broken with the majority of pickup games: the scorekeeping.

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Lowe: Heat check

Pat Riley's post-LeBron rebuild project is quickly taking shape. Have the Heat now become the most intriguing team in the NBA?

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Kendall Marshall close to deal with 76ers

The free-agent guard, who tore his ACL in January while with the Bucks, is finalizing a multiyear contract with Philadelphia, according to Yahoo Sports.

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Are NBA stars overplaying in the summer?

In a league beset by overuse injuries, David Thorpe questions the wisdom and safety of NBA players playing in summer pro-am games: "It just seems to me that, No. 1: Guys play too many games anyway."

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ICYMI: Armstrong impersonates Manu ...

... and the Spurs guard loved it! Yes, the NBA's foremost impressionist impressed the Argentine by mimicking him in all his Euro-stepping, foul-drawing glory. Ginobili: 'Great job man!'

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JR Smith's $5 million deal w/Cavs fully guarantees on Monday. Only $2M guaranteed at moment. It's a quirk done for CBA procedural reasons.

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It's been a fun week of mascot fails, baseball gaffes and tennis whiffs.

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All-access pass with Dikembe Mutombo

Before he's inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame next week, former Hawks star Dikembe Mutombo was honored by Fulton County, Ga.

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Rick Carlisle takes flight

The Mavs coach spent the past couple summers learning to become a pilot. "I remember thinking, 'These guys have gotta be crazy to think I'm ever gonna buy an airplane. And then a month later I had an airplane." A new challege

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Suns' Morris clear in trade desire

Markieff Morris does not want to be in Phoenix next year, a stance he reiterated in a tweet late Thursday night: "My future will not be in Phoenix #thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE"

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Mexico trying to stay unbeaten

Behind Gustavo Ayon (22.5 PPG), Mexico is off to a 2-0 start at FIBA Americas. They can clinch a spot in the second round with a win tonight against Panama. Live on ESPN3

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Venezuela making Canada earn it

Andrew Wiggins and Canada take a 19-point lead into the half, but they might have some wounds to nurse in the locker room after 3 flagrant fouls by Venezuela in the first 2 quarters. Watch live on WatchESPN

Olynyk leading Canada early

2-0 Venezuela is on the ropes after the first thanks to Kelly Olynyk, whose 9 points leads all scorers. Canada takes a 25-15 lead into the second. Live on ESPN3

Wiggins leads Canada into action

Andrew Wiggins is averaging 14.0 PPG in two games so far at FIBA Americas, but Canada is 1-1. They face 2-0 Venezuela in a crucial game tonight. Live on ESPN3

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Exum has successful ACL surgery

The Jazz announced on Thursday that PG Dante Exum would return to Salt Lake City to begin rehabilitation on his injured left knee as soon as he is cleared to travel. The injury occurred Aug. 4 in an Australian national team game.

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Argentina routs Cuba at FIBAs

Argentina needed just 23 minutes and 11 points from Luis Scola, as all 12 players scored in a 96-64 blowout of Cuba. The game was actually tied at halftime, before Argentina ripped off a 34-10 third quarter.

Howard detained for gun in carry-on

Rockets C Dwight Howard was detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport last Friday for having a handgun in his carry-on bag. He was not charged with a crime, and he boarded a later flight after giving the gun to an associate. Story

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Argentina looking to stay unbeaten

Luis Scola and Argentina have cruised so far at FIBA Americas, and they'll try to move to 3-0 when they face winless Cuba today. Live on ESPN3