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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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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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How McCollum earned his four-year/$106 million extension (1:29)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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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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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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NBA within its right to pull ASG from Charlotte (1:08)
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George puts injury behind him in Team USA's win (1:08)
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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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My Wish: Steph Curry grants Ashley's selfless wish (6:59)
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Carmelo organizes conversation on social issues (0:55)
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Charles Barkley is a fan of McDonald's breakfast (0:46)
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Historic backboard breaking dunks (1:16)
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White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
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Isaiah Stokes shatters backboard during game

The younger brother of NBA forward Jarnell Stokes threw down a massive slam dunk during the final minute of an AAU game in Las Vegas, sending glass flying.

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Melo's veteran wisdom (1:44)

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Michael Jordan's statement today: "I thought it was brilliant...and about time that he stepped up."

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony addressing the media after leading a community meeting in South Los Angeles. "The youth really spoke out today," Anthony said.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony brought together the USA men's and women's national teams and community leaders for a conversation today in Los Angeles called, "Leadership Together: A Conversation with our Sons & Daughters."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bucks center Larry Sanders posted Twitter polls asking which team would utilize his skills best. The Celtics led one of them.

What inspired Jordan to speak out?

The Undefeated editor-in-chief Kevin Merida explains why Michael Jordan decided to use his influence to get involved in social change.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Up for auction by SCP: Great Western Forum basket stanchion (1988-1994). Used for MJ's first title in 1991

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

It appears Nets PG Jeremy Lin has applied for a trademark on the phrase "Brook-Lin" for apparel purposes, according to records. A fan applied for and then transferred the trademark to Lin after he signed with Brooklyn, according to fan site NetsDaily.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin said on JJ Redick's podcast that he wouldn't even have considered the Nets if Kenny Atkinson wasn't there in place as head coach. Liked the fact that he and Atkinson were at the bottom together in New York and worked their way up.