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2014-15 NBA schedule released

The 2014-15 NBA schedule is here, with some pretty sweet matchups highlighting the season's big days. The opening-night slate comprises Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers. On Christmas, the Cleveland Cavaliers make their first trip to Miami since LeBron James left the Heat, while Western Conference titans Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs square off in Texas. It's all part of a regular season that promises to be compelling.

  • Which NBA opening-night game are you most looking forward to?

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  • Which Christmas Day game are you most looking forward to?

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  • Which of these is your favorite day of games during the NBA regular season?

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  • If you were a Heat fan, how would you welcome LeBron James when the Cavaliers play in Miami on Dec. 25?

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  • Which player's return from injury in 2014-15 is more intriguing?

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  • What do you make of the NBA giving teams a full week off around the All-Star break?

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  • How many regular-season NBA games do you usually attend per year?

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  • Which team will finish with the best regular-season record?

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Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed Andrew Wiggins on Thursday, meaning he cannot be traded for 30 days. This gives the Minnesota Timberwolves at least that much time to decide whether to send star Kevin Love to Ohio (reportedly in a deal for the 2014 No. 1 overall pick, 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-rounder). The Chicago Bulls also seem to have gotten into the mix (with Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic as part of their offer), and the Golden State Warriors (provided they trade Klay Thompson) long have been rumored. What will happen?

  • Which team will Kevin Love be on at the start of the 2014-15 season?

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  • Which potential trade target would be the best fit for Kevin Love?

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  • Which would be the best offer for the Wolves in a trade for Kevin Love?

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  • If the Cavaliers acquire Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, will they win the NBA championship in 2014-15?

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  • Where does Kevin Love rank among current NBA players?

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  • What is Andrew Wiggins' NBA future?

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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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Kerr picks Warriors over Knicks

Steve Kerr has made his choice, and it's not the job most expected him to take when his name emerged as an NBA head-coaching candidate. Instead of the New York Knicks, who now are headed by Kerr's former coach Phil Jackson as team president, the former long-range specialist chose to stay in his native California by taking the Golden State Warriors' offer. Kerr replaces Mark Jackson, who was fired after a three-year run filled with success but also much clashing with staff and front-office members.

What do you make of Steve Kerr choosing the Warriors' head-coaching job over the Knicks?

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  • How will the Warriors fare under Steve Kerr?

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  • What kind of NBA coach will Steve Kerr be?

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  • Will the Warriors reach an NBA Finals with their current core?

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  • Will Phil Jackson turn the Knicks into a contender?

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Warriors fire Mark Jackson

The Golden State Warriors have experienced more success in the past two seasons than in the previous 20-odd years. But the time was not without tumult, and so coach Mark Jackson finds himself out of a job after three years in Oakland, Calif. Many current Warriors players said they supported Jackson, but he also clashed with the front office and other staff members during his tenure. Steve Kerr, Stan Van Gundy and Lionel Hollins have been mentioned as candidates to lead the enticing core led by Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala.

Did the Warriors make the right decision in firing Mark Jackson?

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  • Which of these would be the best choice to take over as Warriors coach?

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  • Which job would be the better fit for Steve Kerr?

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  • How will the Warriors fare in 2014-15 (went 51-31, lost to Clippers in first round this season)?

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  • Will the Warriors reach an NBA Finals with their current core?

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