The Warriors' smallball continues to dominate, the Magic give an early gift worth giving, the Raptors have greatness on Drake night, and the Cavs are just hurt. All that and more in our notes roundup.
LeBron James is a given in Chris Towers' lineup, so the toughest choice of the night comes at the center position Monday.
The big man has a shoulder sprain which is expected to keep him out roughly two weeks. His problems have gone beyond that this season, so this provides an opportunity to get back on track.
The Thursday night schedule limits choices. The three-game slate makes value harder to find than ever, Chris Towers says.
Cleveland might be banged-up, but LeBron James and Kevin Love are a deadly combination -- though they didn't combine for 91 points like a certain OKC duo.
Pistons beat the Hawks and the Bulls survived the Cavs. Here's what we took away from the first night of action.
Pau Gasol came up with the big block to preserve the win.
Will the Cavaliers be patient with David Blatt if they endure another slow start? Should the Bulls have moved Joakim Noah out of the starting lineup? How much will the Warriors miss Alvin Gentry? We discuss.
We ease back into daily Fantasy action as Chris Towers breaks down the three-game slate to open the season.
Ken Berger's NBA Finals prediction? Cavaliers vs. Thunder, with LeBron finally ending Cleveland's misery.

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