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2021-22 NBA Preview

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The Players Who Will Define the 2021-22 NBA Season

Raja and Logan rank the top 10 players who will shape the league this season

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Cam Thomas, Scottie Barnes, and Seven Young NBA Players to Watch This Year

KOC breaks down the most exciting young prospects in basketball

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What Will Happen With Ben Simmons? Plus More Questions About the NBA Season

Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi preview the biggest story lines of the season, including Russell Westbrook’s fit in L.A. and the Kyrie Irving drama

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Bucks, Lakers, or Nets: Who Is the Title Favorite?

The ‘Group Chat’ crew answers the most burning questions heading into the 2021-22 NBA season

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The Suns Drop a Mixed Bag, Plus More Rookie Contract Extension Takeaways

Phoenix came to terms with one of the key young players from its NBA Finals run … but not another. We take stock of those decisions, as well as new deals for Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Huerter, and more.

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Welcome to The Ringer’s 2021 NBA Previewpalooza

The NBA is back! The Ringer NBA crew counted down to tipoff with brand-new episodes of your favorite podcasts and original videos to ring in the new season

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Ryen Russillo’s Most Intriguing NBA Story Lines

Russillo discusses some of the biggest talking points of the season, including the Hawks’ potential emergence, Luka Doncic’s ceiling, and the Nets’ chances without Kyrie Irving

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Giannis Will Win His Third MVP and More Bold NBA Predictions

Chris Vernon and KOC talk Giannis, Lillard, and bold predictions for the 2021-22 season

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2021 NBA Previewpalooza Live

The NBA is back! Join the Ringer NBA crew with a video countdown to tipoff.

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The 2021-22 NBA Entrance Survey

Awards predictions, NBA Finals picks, the most intriguing teams and players, and more

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Big Men Control the Balance of Power in the NBA Again

The heyday of low-post scorers may be long gone, but Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo have evolved what it means to be a center and become the ultimate trump card in the title race

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The ‘Real Ones’ 2021-22 NBA Season Preview

Logan and Raja talk playoff locks, potential dark horses, and who could get traded in the new season

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Draymond Green Has Something to Say

The three-time champion admits that he lost interest in the game when the title runs stalled. But he’s adapted to his new role as mentor for Golden State’s young core, and is ready to get back to the way things were—both on the court and in front of the mic.

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Rudy Gobert Is Too Big to Fail

The 7-footer has become a dominant defender, but opponents have been able to neutralize him in the playoffs. Can the old-school center stand his ground in the modern NBA?

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Final Thoughts on the Kyrie Irving Situation, Jordan Poole’s Ascent, and Lakers Concerns

Logan and Raja discuss what’s next for the Brooklyn Nets

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NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 4

Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the eight best teams in basketball

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Michael Porter Jr. Will Get His Moment … If He’s Ready for It

With Jamal Murray sidelined, MPJ will get his first real chance to play a featured role. But while the Nuggets’ third-year phenom has already secured max money, he’s learning that with great usage rate comes great responsibility.

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NBA Over/Unders With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

Bill, Ryen, and Joe predict win totals for every team in the league

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The Nets Want Kyrie Irving All in or All Out

After weeks of speculation that Irving wouldn’t be able to play in home games because of New York City’s vaccine mandate, Brooklyn announced he won’t rejoin the team until he can participate in full. What does the move mean for the Nets’ season?

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Are the Lakers the Oldest Team in NBA History?

LeBron James’s fight against Father Time will have a lot of company this season in Los Angeles

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Can the Warriors Develop Jonathan Kuminga While Playing for a Title?

Jonathan Kuminga could be the key to Golden State’s future. But as the Warriors found out with James Wiseman, rookies and contenders don’t mix.

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Can the Utah Jazz Be This Year’s Bucks?

The Jazz have had lots of regular-season success followed by postseason flameouts, which sounds an awful lot like the team that just won the championship before last year. What can Utah do to reach the same heights as Milwaukee?

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The Lakers Are Trying to Make Size Matter More in the NBA

But should they? Playing bully ball isn’t so easy in a 3-point-shooting world, even with LeBron James on your side.

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The Nets Have Options

Unlike most other superteams, Brooklyn has built a deep bench around its stars. If Kyrie Irving’s stance on the vaccine doesn’t change, the Nets’ wealth of steady vets and intriguing young’uns like Cam Thomas might become a necessity.

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Evaluating the GM Survey and Preseason Overreactions

Plus, Verno and KOC discuss the news from Woj that the Suns are balking on giving Deandre Ayton the maximum rookie contract extension

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The Rookie Curve: Will the Cavs Choose Winning Now Over Their Future Cornerstone?

The big money Cleveland spent on its frontcourt could limit the development of Evan Mobley, the no. 3 pick

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A Reintroduction to the NBA Title Race

The cases for and against the eight teams with the best shot at the Larry O’B in 2021-22

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The State of the G League Ignite, One Year In

Last season, the NBA’s development league launched a new team designed around prospects who wanted an alternative to the NCAA route. This year, the league has even bigger goals for the team—and for basketball at large.

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Cade Cunningham Can Fill Many Roles, but Should He?

The no. 1 overall pick is at his best with the ball in his hands, but how much the Pistons put him at the point will have a direct impact on the development of their 2020 lottery pick

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NBA Players’ Personal Decisions on Vaccination End at Tipoff

Some players have cited personal reasons to explain why they’ve declined COVID vaccines. But when the games begin, their decisions cross over from personal choices to a matter of public health.

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Media Day Revelations From Zion Williamson to Ben Simmons and Beyond

Verno and KOC also talk about Klay Thompson’s comeback from injury and The Athletic’s report about the Lakers’ offseason recruiting strategies

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Ben Simmons’s Trade Demand Is About Him, Not the Sixers

Though a disastrous postseason didn’t help matters, sources say Simmons’s motivation for wanting out of Philly stems more from how he and those around him think he can reach his potential