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Here are 10 things to know going into the NBA season

The offseason is over. And only 1,230 games are left until the playoffs start.

So, before they raise that banner in Cleveland and the season finally begins Tuesday night, let's empty the notebook and go over 10 more things to know going into this NBA season:


THE CHAMPS: The opportunity is there for Cleveland to get off to a fast start. The Cavaliers play 10 of their first 14 games at home, and the four road contests are all merely one-game trips. LeBron James and his teammates won't have to pack anything bigger than an overnight bag until a two-game trip takes them to Philadelphia and Milwaukee on Nov. 27 and 29. (PS: Defending champions are 55-14 on opening...