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NBA releases 2013-14 schedule

The bad news: The NBA doesn't start for nearly three months. The good news: We know where and when that -- and all the other regular-season games -- will happen, as the league released its 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday. Opening night features a couple of marquee matchups, with the presumably Derrick Rose-ified Chicago Bulls visiting the defending-champion Miami Heat, and the surging Los Angeles Clippers facing the scuffling Los Angeles Lakers. Also on the docket: a typically packed Christmas Day, along with big reunions between Dwight Howard and the Lakers (Nov. 7) and the return of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Boston (Jan. 26).

  • Which of these 2013-14 regular-season NBA games are you most looking forward to?

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  • The L.A. teams square off on opening night. How many times will the Clippers beat the Lakers this season?

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  • Which Christmas Day game are you most looking forward to?

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  • Do you feel bad about the Heat having to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas on the road?

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  • How many regular-season NBA games do you usually attend per year?

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  • Which NBA team will finish with the best record in 2013-14?

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Brad Stevens to coach Celtics

That was unexpected. Days after losing coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Boston Celtics brought 36-year-old Brad Stevens from the Butler Bulldogs into the NBA. Clearly, with such a green (sorry) man in charge -- and, of course, the shipping out of veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce -- Danny Ainge & Co. are in full-rebuild mode. Is Stevens the right choice to see that through?

  • What kind of NBA coach will Brad Stevens be?

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  • How surprised are you that the Celtics hired Brad Stevens?

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  • Will the Celtics ever win a championship under Brad Stevens?

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  • When will the Celtics next make the playoffs?

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  • Which new hire has a brighter future as an NBA head coach?

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  • Danny Ainge said the Celtics are not trying to trade Rajon Rondo. What should the Celtics do with Rondo?

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NBA Free Agency

The NBA's free-agency period is underway, and although deals cannot be made official until July 10 there's already been plenty of wheeling and dealing. Which teams have helped themselves and which have flopped this offseason? Tell us what you think. Vote now!

  • What do you think of the Warriors signing Andre Iguodala (a reported 4 years, $48 million)?

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  • Which team will benefit more from players acquired in the three-team Eric Bledsoe deal?

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  • Who would get the best of the three-team Tyreke Evans deal?

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  • Have the Clippers done enough this offseason to make a serious push for an NBA championship next season? (Added: Rivers, Redick, Dudley // Lost: Bledsoe, Butler)

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  • How worried should the Thunder be after losing Kevin Martin in free agency?

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  • What do you think of the Pacers re-signing David West to a three-year, $36 million deal?

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  • Which New York team is better set up to win the Atlantic Division next season?

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  • Danny Ainge said the Celtics are not trying to trade Rajon Rondo. What should the Celtics do with Rondo?

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  • Which center would you rather take a risk on?

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  • Which offer was better for Kyle Korver?

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Greg Oden's comeback?

Greg Oden hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, but his potential still intrigues NBA teams to the point where five of them are vying for the chance to be the starting point for his comeback. Oden's knee injuries have limited him to 82 games over two seasons, but he's reportedly been working out seriously in order to get his career back on track. The Blazers may have made a mistake picking him over Kevin Durant, but if we're lucky, we may finally get a glimpse of what intrigued them back in the 2007 draft.

What is Greg Oden's NBA future?

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  • Which of these teams would offer Greg Oden the best chance to put his career back on track?

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  • Which center would you rather take a risk on?

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