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NBA free agency predictions?

July 1 marks the beginning of NBA free agency, and what a time it should be. LeBron James is available. So are Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, James' and Bosh's fellow Big Three member Dwyane Wade and -- perhaps briefly, if he re-signs as expected -- Dirk Nowitzki. That's not to mention restricted free agents such as Eric Bledsoe and Gordon Hayward, plus trade targets like Kevin Love. What will happen when the players start moving?

Where will LeBron James play next season?

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  • Where do you want LeBron James to play next season?

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  • How many of the Heat's Big Three will return next season?

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  • Which team will Carmelo Anthony play for next season?

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  • Behind LeBron James, who is the best unrestricted free agent on the market this summer?

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  • On which team will Kevin Love be at the start of the 2014-15 season?

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  • Will restricted free agents Eric Bledsoe (Suns), Gordon Hayward (Jazz) and Greg Monroe (Pistons) change teams this summer?

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Kevin Love's NBA future?

Kevin Love may have had enough of the Timberwolves. The star power forward seems bent on leaving Minnesota when he becomes a free agent next season, and he could end up forcing the team to trade him if it wants to receive any type of compensation. Despite Love's obvious talent, the team simply hasn't been able to win with him -- with a losing record in each of his six seasons. For a player like Love who is looking to win a championship, it seems like changing teams is an inevitability.

Would you want your favorite NBA team to trade for Kevin Love?

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  • If he leaves Minnesota, which would be the best destination for Kevin Love?

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  • Where does Kevin Love rank among current NBA players?

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  • If the Timberwolves don't trade Kevin Love, what chance do you give him of remaining in Minnesota after next season?

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  • What do you make of the expected price the Timberwolves would want in a Kevin Love trade? (High first-round pick plus one or two veterans)

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What's up in Western Conference?

If the Minnesota Timberwolves were in the Eastern Conference -- like, say, their neighbors the Milwaukee Bucks -- they'd be fourth, with an 11-12 record. Instead, the Kevin Love-led team is in the West ... where it's 11th. And just half a game out of 13th. Tough conference, eh? Which teams will come good?

Which team will win the Northwest Division?

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  • Which team will win the Pacific Division?

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      27%

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  • Which team will win the Southwest Division?

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      77%
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  • Which team will win the Western Conference?

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  • Which of these teams has the best shot at making the playoffs?

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NBA 5-on-5: Timberwolves preview

In 2012-13, core pieces Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic played an unlucky total of 13 minutes together. Such were the Minnesota Timberwolves' injury woes, a problem the team hopes to shake off, in addition to integrating ex-Thunder scoring specialist Kevin Martin and shoring up their D. How will it all work out? The NBA 5-on-5 guys had their say, and now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.

What grade would you give the Timberwolves' offseason?

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  • What is the biggest question facing the Timberwolves in 2013-14?

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  • Who is the Timberwolves' most intriguing player?

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      5%

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  • Which of these bold predictions by the 5-on-5 panel is most likely to come true?

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  • Prediction time: How far will the Timberwolves go this season?

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NBA 5-on-5: Timberwolves preview

In 2012-13, core pieces Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic played an unlucky total of 13 minutes together. Such were the Minnesota Timberwolves' injury woes, a problem the team hopes to shake off, in addition to integrating ex-Thunder scoring specialist Kevin Martin and shoring up their D. How will it all work out? The NBA 5-on-5 guys had their say, and now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.

What grade would you give the Timberwolves' offseason?

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    16%
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    48%
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    27%
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    5%

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  • What is the biggest question facing the Timberwolves in 2013-14?

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      80%

    Discuss (Total votes: 1,223)

  • Who is the Timberwolves' most intriguing player?

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      19%
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      76%
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      5%

    Discuss (Total votes: 1,237)

  • Which of these bold predictions by the 5-on-5 panel is most likely to come true?

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      22%
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      14%
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      34%

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  • Prediction time: How far will the Timberwolves go this season?

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      51%
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      10%
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