2017-18 NBA season preview roundup

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 17, 2017 07:08 PM
2017-18 NBA season preview roundup
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, Kevin Love, left, and Iman Shumpert stand during a time out against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Cleveland, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Bulls won 108-94. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

We're just hours away from tipping off the start of the 2017-18 NBA season. That means it's time to get caught up on your favorite team, their player movement, and their storylines entering this new campaign. Check out what you missed below:

Opening day rosters

Viewing guide for Oct. 18-23, 2017

Top opening day storylines

5 reasons why the Golden State Warriors will repeat

5 reasons why the Golden State Warriors won't repeat

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Eastern Conference capsule previews
“In a watered down East, Celtics-Cavs is the best thing going”
 
Photo c/o @Sixers

Atlantic Division
Offseason moves

Boston Celtics
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Offseason overhaul complete, new era begins for Celtics”

Toronto Raptors
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Raptors hope offensive evolution pays off in playoffs”

New York Knicks
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Anthony, Jackson gone, but Knicks’ losing likely to continue”

Philadelphia 76ers
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“76ers put trust in oft-injured Embiid as franchise player”

Brooklyn Nets
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Nets see potential for improvement behind bolstered roster”

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Central Division
Offseason moves

Cleveland Cavaliers
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“James returns, Cavaliers debut new 3-MVP starting lineup”

Milwaukee Bucks
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Kidd looks to get young Bucks back up to speed quickly”

Indiana Pacers
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Pacers change directions, making Turner, Oladipo new leaders”

Chicago Bulls
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Bulls go all in on rebuild, gear up for run at high pick”

Detroit Pistons
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Drummond under pressure as Pistons try to rebound”

AP Photo/Nick Wass

Southeast Division
Offseason moves

Washington Wizards
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Not since ’79: Wall, Beal eye 50 wins, East finals for Wiz”

Atlanta Hawks
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Atlanta Hawks begin a long, painful rebuilding process”

Miami Heat
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Heat are deep, and hoping that means they’ll contend in East”

Charlotte Hornets
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Howard-Clifford reunion may determine Hornets’ success”

Orlando Magic
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Magic seek better results, more wins with mostly same roster”

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Western Conference capsule previews
“Surprise! Golden State is the team to beat out West, again”

Northwest Division
Offseason moves

Utah Jazz
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Jazz hope Hood can pick up scoring slack after Hayward exit"

Oklahoma City Thunder
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Thunder add reinforcements for MVP Westbrook"

Portland Trail Blazers
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Jusuf Nurkic wants Blazers to channel Pistons of days past"

Denver Nuggets
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Leaner Nikola Jokic eager to lead Nuggets back to playoffs"

Minnesota Timberwolves
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Now or never for the Minnesota Timberwolves"

AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Pacific Division
Offseason moves

Golden State Warriors
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Kerr pushes Warriors to keep joy, chase repeat championship"

LA Clippers
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“With Paul gone, Clippers very much Blake Griffin’s team"

Sacramento Kings
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“New-look, youthful Kings try to gain ground in tough West"

LA Lakers
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Ball prepared to shine in spotlight with rebuilding Lakers"

Phoenix Suns
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“In their 50th season, Suns patient in developing young team"

AP Photo/Eric Gay

Southwest Division
Offseason moves

San Antonio Spurs
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Aldridge still trying to find his place with Spurs"

Houston Rockets
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Rockets add All-Star Paul as they look to take next step"

Memphis Grizzlies
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“New-look Grizzlies leaning heavily on Parsons in new era"

New Orleans Pelicans
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Pelicans’ Davis, Cousins embracing throw-back lineup"

Dallas Mavericks
1 Team, 1 Stat preview
“Mavs take tempered expectations into Nowitzki’s 20th season"

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