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2013-14 NBA Season Previews From Sonics Rising

With the 2013-14 NBA season upon us, Sonics Rising is bringing up previews of all 30 teams and breakdowns of all six divisions.

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NBA League Pass Rankings: Part Three

Part three of your guide to who to watch this season and why.

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NBA League Pass Rankings: Part Two

Part two of your guide to who to watch this season and why.

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NBA League Pass Rankings: Part One

Your guide to who to watch this season and why.

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Into the Sunset?

As the Spurs big three enter the twilight of their careers the Spurs are going to be looking at their two young stars to step up and carry the Spurs to their fifth championship.

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Young Guns Three?

John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter represent the young future of the Washington Wizards. They are young, play defense and can gun it from deep. Are they the three that can lead Washington back to the playoffs?

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Can a new Big Three materialize in New Orleans?

The city of New Orleans is famous for its gumbo. The newly-named New Orleans Pelicans can only hope their mix of a 2008 lottery pick, a 2013 All-Star, and the 2010 Rookie of the Year can be blended into a pot of success.

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Progressing Forward

The Magic aren't going to be challenging for a playoff spot this year, but their new slow and steady approach will have them contending in the not so distant future.

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Can These Grizzlies Claws Be Clipped?

Can the Grizzlies overcome a head scratching coaching change and be a serious threat to win the Western Conference?

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Three Or The Road?

The Miami Heat are looking for their third straight championship. The rest of the NBA has loaded up to take them out. Can they stay standing until the final bell? If they don't win a third straight championship do the big three go their separate ways?

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T-Mac + Yao Ming = Dwight Howard + James Harden?

Eleven years ago the Houston Rockets introduced a swingman-big man duo primed with championship aspirations. Can this new dynamic duo come full circle by bringing a title celebration back to clutch city?

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Bottom Dwellers No More?

There's very little doubt that the Bobcats will suffer yet another losing season. However, the big question for this year's team is... are they too good?

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2013-14 Dallas Mavericks Season Preview

The Mavericks are two years removed from being NBA champions and looking to get back there. Do they have enough to be playoff bound again?

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2013-14 Atlanta Hawks Season Preview

Josh Smith is out. Paul Millsap is in. Can he help the Hawks fly above the competition?

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2013-14 Utah Jazz Season Preview

The Jazz are blowing up their team for the first time in recent memory to be able to compete with the big boys in the coming years.

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2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks Season Preview

The Bucks have been the epitome of mediocrity, they look to rebuild and reload this season.

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2013-14 Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview

The Blazers are primed to make a run for the playoffs. They've taken a terrible bench and turned it into one of the youngest and deepest in the league. Can Terry Stotts bring a championship with this group back to Rip City in the near future?

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Danny Granger is the key to a Pacers championship

Just one more win. In what was almost one of the bigger upsets of the last 20 years, the Indiana Pacers were just one win away from returning to Finals for the first time since the Reggie Miller Era. Do they finally have enough to close the deal?

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2013-14 Oklahoma City Thunder Season Preview

The Thunder were on track to compete for another championship until Russell Westbrook went down with an injury in the playoffs. Can the Thunder compete in an even stronger West with a weaker bench?

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2013-14 Pistons Season Preview: Motown Makeover

Detroit Pistons revamp roster for attempt to get back to basketball glory.

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2013-14 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Preview

Last season the Wolves were marred by injuries and they could never reach their full potential. Does the injury bug return or can the Wolves push for one of the last playoff spots in the West?

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2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview

The Cavs appear to be young and loaded. Can they stay healthy and make a run in the east?

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Welcome To The New Nuggets

The Nuggets move on from George Karl, Masai Ujiri AND Andre Iguodala. Will this season be a Mile High Mess?

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Kevin on the Phil Naessens Show

Kevin once again joins the Phil Naessens Show to talk NBA basketball. This time the guys break down the Central Division and disagree who is going to come out on top.

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2013-14 Chicago Bulls Season Preview

With the return of Derrick Rose, the Bulls have a good chance of reclaiming their division and going deeper in the playoffs.

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2013-14 Sacramento Kings Season Preview

The Kings are almost a new franchise: new owner, GM and coach. Can that lead to more wins? I think so!

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2013-14 Toronto Raptors Season Preview

There is a buzz around Canada's only pro basketball team, and expectations for the season are high. Can the Raptors live up to the hype?

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2013-14 Phoenix Suns Season Preview

The Suns have finally decided it was time to blow it up and burn it down to ashes. Can Phoenix eventually rise again?

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Forecast for 76ers is stormy with low visibility

Expectations for 76ers are gloomy and unclear.

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2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers Season Preview

The Lakers are set to rebuild, but will Kobe Bryant let them?

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2013-14 New York Knicks Season Preview

Have the Knicks taken a step back and become New York's second team?

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2013-14 Los Angeles Clippers Season Preview

Former Clippers player Doc Rivers shakes the Boston Celtics to return to L.A. to coach

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2013-14 Brooklyn Nets Season Preview

Its all or nothing in Brooklyn. Can they rise to the top of the East and bring a championship back to New York?

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2013-14 Golden State Warriors Season Preview

The Warriors are healthy and are looking to capitalize on last season's success and challenge for a championship.

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2013-14 Boston Celtics Season Preview

Gone are the Big Three and Doc Rivers. Brad Stevens takes over as coach and hopes to help Boston rebuild into a perennial contender with a changed over roster.

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