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NBA predictions: MVP, Finals matchups and best rookie

We polled the ESPN NBA Forecast panel of experts for their predictions now that we are two-thirds of the way through the season.

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The King. The Freak. The Beard. An MVP will rise. Check out these highlights

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BEILEIN OUT IN CLEVELAND

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How the Cavs move forward with their post-LeBron rebuild

With John Beilein out, can Cleveland get going in the right direction?

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Can the Cavs turn things around?

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ACTIVE CLIPPERS

Are the Clippers beating the Lakers to the punch?

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NBA DRAFT

NBA draft stock watch: Standouts from the Basketball Without Borders

Here are the top long-term prospects from the global camp.

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RECAPPING FIRST HALF

The biggest storylines of the NBA's first half

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NBA sights and sounds: The top moments from the first half

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POWER RANKINGS

NBA Power Rankings: Second-half storylines for all 30 teams

Which teams are set to climb the standings, and which teams are fighting for playoff spots?

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ZION STARTS CAREER STRONG

Relive Zion's remarkable start to his NBA career

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Inside Zion’s first 10 games: Surprises, disappointments and potential

Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton break down every aspect of Zion's first 10 games in the NBA.

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Basketball: A Love Story

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    Director Dan Klores creates a vibrant mosaic of basketball by exploring the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. Stream 62 short stories on the NBA, ABA, college hoops, the women's game, international basketball, and socio-cultural issues told by 165 legends.

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