The Spurs, Knicks, Bulls and Russell Westbrook are reasons to watch this season. But in the end, it will be Golden State and Cleveland again.
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Fresno State finished second in the Mountain West last season and then won the conference tournament championship. Now the Bulldogs return three starters, but they lost their top two scorers.
Boise State returns one starter, and among its losses was All-Mountain West first-teamer James Webb III. But the Broncos have recorded 20-victory seasons in five of the past six years.
Utah State returns four players and will try to mix those with 10 newcomers. But one of the returning players, wing Jalen Moore, led the Aggies in scoring and rebounding last season.
The New York Knicks waived veteran forward Lou Amundson and four others on Friday to reach the 15-man roster limit.
The NCAA granted guard Gian Clavell an extra season of eligibility, giving Colorado State a key player heading into the basketball season. The Rams were picked by the media to finish seventh in the Mountain West.
Findlay Prep forward and ESPN.com five-star recruit P.J. Washington is considering playing basketball at UNLV, Kentucky or North Carolina, his father, Paul, said Thursday morning.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino is charged with failure to monitor the basketball program stemming from the investigation into allegations made by a former escort.
Air Force returns all five starters off last season’s team, which went 14-18, including 5-13 in the conference. The media picked the Falcons to finish ninth in the Mountain West this season.
Jurors cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.
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