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The key ingredient to championships

Lakers head coach Byron Scott couldn't be more wrong about the importance of outside shooting.



Ringless All-Stars

Barring a miracle, Steve Nash will be part of a long list of players with more than five All-Star appearances and zero NBA championship rings.



Which star's comeback will be the most intriguing?

Several of the top players in the last decade will try to bounce back from tough injuries this season. Eddie Johnson writes about his expectations for each of them.



Preview: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks reloaded again with great offseason acquisitions that could propel them to another playoff run.



These stars must shine in 2015

Eddie Johnson lists five players that need to have a great season.



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Daily fantasy basketball with USA Today Sports' FantasyScore is almost here. Get a head start with the 50/50 Free Roll​ on October 29: 50 players pick teams, and 25 win real money.



Preview: Miami Heat

Miami should remain competitive in the first year of the post-LeBron era, but championship dreams are certainly over.



Player poll: What's the right number of games for the regular season?

HoopsHype asked a bunch of NBA players whether the regular should be shortened or not.



Preview: Sacramento Kings

The Kings hope to work their way up in the Western Conference, but it remains a tough mountain to climb.



Preview: Indiana Pacers

With Paul George out due to injury, the Indiana Pacers return to the middle of the pack.



The Top 50 players in Magic history

Two dominant big men and a couple of flashy perimeter players top the Magic's list.



Preview: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz put together an extremely young team that will have a hard time winning 30 games this year.



Which NBA teams are the hottest ticket?

It will not be cheap to watch Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Derrick Rose play on the road this season.



Five rookies to watch this season

Eddie Johnson on the first-year players that we should keep an eye on this season.



Preview: Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have the strongest point guard trio in the league and will be extremely exciting to watch. Will that equal playoff success?



Key questions NBA superstars need to answer this season

Eddie Johnson talks about the challenges ahead for Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard and other big-name NBA players.