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Features

 

Gallery

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.

 

Season

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.

 

Season

Preview: Dallas Mavericks

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

 

VIDEO

These stars must shine in 2015

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

 

Fantasy

HoopsHype readers: Play our new daily fantasy basketball game

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.

 

Season

Preview: Miami Heat

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

 

Business

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.

 

Season

Preview: Sacramento Kings

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

 

Season

Preview: Indiana Pacers

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

 

GALLERY

The Top 50 players in Magic history

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

 

Season

Preview: Utah Jazz

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

 

Business

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.

 

video

Five rookies to watch this season

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

 

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?

 

video

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.

 

Gallery

All the players Sam Hinkie has acquired as Sixers GM

Sam Hinkie has made tons of moves in his one year and a half as Sixers GM – even if they rarely involved decent NBA players.