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2014-15 NBA schedule released

The 2014-15 NBA schedule is here, with some pretty sweet matchups highlighting the season's big days. The opening-night slate comprises Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers. On Christmas, the Cleveland Cavaliers make their first trip to Miami since LeBron James left the Heat, while Western Conference titans Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs square off in Texas. It's all part of a regular season that promises to be compelling.

  • Which NBA opening-night game are you most looking forward to?

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  • Which Christmas Day game are you most looking forward to?

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  • Which of these is your favorite day of games during the NBA regular season?

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  • If you were a Heat fan, how would you welcome LeBron James when the Cavaliers play in Miami on Dec. 25?

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  • Which player's return from injury in 2014-15 is more intriguing?

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  • What do you make of the NBA giving teams a full week off around the All-Star break?

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  • How many regular-season NBA games do you usually attend per year?

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  • Which team will finish with the best regular-season record?

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Love to Cavs for Wiggins, more

It's official: Kevin Love is a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, joining LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the new-look team. Meanwhile Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young will try to bring the Timberwolves back to the playoffs. There's no telling what could come of this -- Love is an excellent player, but Wiggins could end up being a superstar, and there's no guarantee whether James' second version of a big three will work out as well as the first.

  • Which of these teams will benefit more from this proposed Kevin Love trade?

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  • How would you characterize Kevin Love?

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  • Is Kevin Love a defensive liability?

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  • How far will the Cavaliers go this season?

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  • How much do you blame Kevin Love for the Timberwolves not making the playoffs during his tenure with the team?

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  • What is Andrew Wiggins' NBA future?

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  • Which player would you rather have in five years?

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  • Which Big Three will end up being better?

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LeBron James chooses No. 23

LeBron James' other decision has been made. After four years of wearing No. 6 with the Miami Heat, the newly returned Cavalier will go back to 23 for his second stint in Cleveland. Now there's the small matter of finally bringing a championship to Northeast Ohio -- aided, perhaps, by a trade for Kevin Love.

More: Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins still on?

  • Which of these describes your opinion about LeBron James going back to wearing No. 23 with the Cavaliers?

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  • Are you rooting for LeBron James to win at least one championship with the Cavaliers?

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  • How has your opinion of LeBron James changed since his first stint with the Cavaliers?

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  • If the Cavaliers acquire Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, will they win the NBA championship in 2014-15?

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  • How will the Cavaliers fare this season if they don't trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?

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  • How many championships will LeBron James win in Cleveland?

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Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?

Perhaps we haven't seen the last of elite player movement in the 2014 NBA offseason. After long insisting they wouldn't trade Andrew Wiggins, the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are willing to include the No. 1 overall pick in a deal that would bring Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves and pair him alongside LeBron James. This would firmly entrench the Cavs in win-now mode. Would it be the right move for Cleveland? For Minnesota?

  • If you were the Cavaliers' general manager, would you trade Andrew Wiggins as part of a deal to get Kevin Love?

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  • If you were the Timberwolves GM, would you trade Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for a package that included Andrew Wiggins?

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  • Where does Kevin Love rank among current NBA players?

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  • If the Cavaliers acquire Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, will they win the NBA championship in 2014-15?

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Want to see the most Akron, Ohio, wedding photo you could possibly create in 2014?

It's this:

LeBron James Wedding Photo Courtesy of Inlux Photo

Now, as told to Fox Sports Ohio, the bride and groom -- Christa Deckard and Nick Jones -- didn't plan to have their eight groomsmen wear LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (or St. Vincent-St. Mary) jerseys at their July 12 wedding. But when the Akron native chose to return to the Cavs one day before the couple tied the knot, they improvised.

"I quickly collected my jerseys, and we got everything rolling," Jones said. "We pulled the photo off even better than I could expect."

Now we'll see if LeBron follows up with the ultimate anniversary gift: a title.

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